A Photographer’s Tour of Arlington

Local photographer Jake McGuire shares his must-see photo spots for taking stunning pictures around Arlington:
Gravelly Point is a wide open grassy area along the Potomac River just north of Reagan National Airport. This park is a wonderful place to shoot photos due to its vast expanse and panoramic views at any time of day. Part of the National Park Service’s George Washington Memorial Parkway, it offers “monumental” views of the Washington, D.C. skyline.
Running alongside and through Gravelly Point, the Mount Vernon Trail is a popular multipurpose paved path used by bikers, runners, joggers, walkers and families. It also features panoramic and monumental views throughout. The trail is a great place to take pictures any time of the day.
The View of D.C. is Arlington’s new, high-rise attraction where visitors can take in magnificent panoramic views of the greater D.C. area. It provides a complete view of the Washington, D.C. skyline, showing virtually every monument, landmark and memorial from the venue’s ultra-modern, 12,000-square-foot space. The observation deck has an entirely indoor, 360-degree view of the region.
The Potomac River runs alongside Arlington and is the dividing point which separates Arlington and Washington, D.C. Rivers, in general, are great places to shoot photos, but the Potomac borders on the magnificent as it has monumental views in all directions and is easily accessible by boat, canoe, kayak or tour boats. It can also be photographed from the five bridges crossing the river, between Arlington and D.C., as well as many tall buildings in the area.
The United States Air Force Memorial honours the service of the personnel of the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations. The three memorial spires range from 201 feet (61 meters) to 270 feet (82 meters) high and appear to be soaring.
Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400,000 United States active duty service members, veterans and their families, as well as many notable citizens from throughout American history. While a solemn place of respect, the serene cemetery is an elegant and quiet place to snap photos in nearly any direction and is home to many monuments and memorials.


Posted by: Arlington Convention and Visitors Service
Posted on: 16/03/2020

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