Located only a few hundred feet across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Arlington’s proximity to our nation’s capital has created a common history, connecting it to Washington, D.C. from very day the city was first conceived. Originally part of the 10-mile square boundary of the Capital City, Arlington played a central role in the birth of our nation’s capital, and in the formation of our country. But few are aware of deep ties that bound Arlington to Washington, and the unbroken thread that wove its way through our national fabric, beginning with our founding fathers, and ending with our modern-day heroes. This is the story of Arlington.
Just across the Potomac river is historic and charming Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1749 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Alexandria is nationally recognized for its architecture, attractions, award-winning restaurants and eclectic shopping. With five Metro stations and hotels to suit every taste, Alexandria is the gateway to Greater Washington D.C. For more information, visit the Web site:
A two-minute drive from Crystal City (Arlington), you can visit America's Capital at most exciting time of the year. Washington, D.C. is an incredible place filled with free cultural attractions and world-class entertainment venues, as well as some of the best shopping and dining available. The Smithsonian Museums are the most visited museums in the world and there's nothing more majestic than viewing the monuments on the national mall at nightt when they are all lit up.
Cherry Blossom Festival
March 27 - April 11, 2010
The National Cherry Blossom Festival® annually commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, honoring the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and celebrating the continued close relationship between our two cultures. The Festival looks forward to celebrating the centennial anniversary of the gift of trees in 2012 and is planning spectacular events to mark this historic and special occasion. For more information:
National Harbor, Maryland
The Gaylord National Hotel is located conveniently in the new National Harbor, Maryland that offers many restaurants, shopping, entertainment and more. For more information to plan your intinary, than please visit the Web site: