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What’s New in Arlington for 2019

Northern Virginia’s Arlington, known for the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, is an eclectic urban hub of culture and history. Located along the Potomac River with spectacular views of Washington, DC, Arlington is home to dynamic, lively neighbourhoods that mix soaring high-rises and turn-of-the-century homes, high-end shopping and funky boutiques, upscale dining and neighbourhood pizza places.   Washington, DC is easily accessible from these ‘Urban Villages’ via the region’s Metrorail system, taxi, foot, bus, and Capital BikeShare, so visitors can experience the best of both worlds, the power city of DC and the friendly, laid-back vibe of Arlington. There are 45 hotels in Arlington offering a variety of accommodation options which, on average, are 20% cheaper than downtown DC.  
Autumn 2019 will see the grand reopening of Arlington House: the Robert E. Lee Memorial on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation project, when complete, visitors will see Arlington House as it was in 1860, with rooms restored to their historical appearance. Additionally, the quarters for the enslaved people of Arlington House will be restored to better represent and tell their stories. As visitors move between the mansion and the new museum and bookstore, they will pass along accessible paths that stretch through the restored grounds, including heirloom gardens.
Columbia Pike Blues Fest will return in June 2019 for its 24th year with a star-studded lineup. The all-day, admission-free music festival is a day full of music, food and good times, with a variety of artists, crafts, food and more. Forged on urban blues, the Columbia Pike Blues Festival, set in one of Arlington’s most diverse, vibrant neighborhoods, puts together a musical gumbo that spans from Africa to the Caribbean and the United States with the sounds of soul, jazz, blues and reggae.
Held in early September for the past 29 years, the Rosslyn Jazz Fest has taken over all of the three-acre, urban Gateway Park, drawing more than 10,000 music fans to the park for a day of dynamic, free performances. Come to hear live music performed by some of the biggest names in jazz and world music today. Plus, enjoy several bar areas serving wine and beer, as well as a variety of favorite local food trucks.

 

Posted by: Arlington Convention and Visitors Service
Posted on: 02/01/2019

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What’s New in Arlington for 2019

Northern Virginia’s Arlington, known for the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, is an eclectic urban hub of culture and history.

 
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