Daily Life in Downtown Arlington, Arlington (Self Guided)

Besides its numerous tourist attractions, Arlington has a warm and active daily life, including many sites frequented by locals. Take the following tour to get a glimpse of a typical day in downtown Arlington through the eyes of those who live and work in the city.
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Daily Life in Downtown Arlington Map

Guide Name: Daily Life in Downtown Arlington
Guide Location: USA » Arlington (See other walking tours in Arlington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: gabriela
Liberty Tavern

1) Liberty Tavern

The Liberty Tavern includes a dining area that serves delicious American food along with a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails to suit any taste. Located in an historic building, it has a friendly atmosphere, great customer service and fine decor. The kitchen is open from Monday till Thursday: 11:30 am to 12:00 am, on Friday: 11:30 am to 2 am, on weekend from 9 am to 2 am.
Church at Clarendon

2) Church at Clarendon

The Church at Clarendon, built in the 1950s in the New England Georgian style, is popular among locals. Currently, the congregation meets at First Baptist Ballston due to the building's deteriorating condition. This stunning architecture is an historic landmark that should definitely not be missed.
Cheesecake Factory

3) Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory, a very popular restaurant in Arlington and nationwide chain, offers a variety of fine cuisine, with over 200 recipes that can be customized according to any taste. Of course, a choice from its selection of famous cheesecakes will complete any meal.
Whole Foods Market

4) Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is visited daily by many locals in search of fresh and organic natural products, which can be found here in abundance. Besides its wide selection of the best organic foods in the city, you can also find household items and products for pets here. It is open daily from 8:00am to 10:30pm.
Strayer University

5) Strayer University

Located above the Courthouse Metro Station, Strayer University was established in 1892 and has been providing quality education to both local and international students ever since. It has an excellent reputation, offering a large selection of courses from which to choose.
Freedom Park

6) Freedom Park

Freedom Park is a two block long elevated linear park in the Rosslyn section of Arlington. It was built on an elevated concrete structure originally constructed for use as an automobile overpass, and as such, rises above and over the surrounding streets.

The park was founded in 1996 as a joint-venture with the Newseum and Freedom Forum Journalists Memorial, both operated by the Freedom Forum, and was dedicated to the spirit of freedom and the struggle to preserve it. In 2008 the Newseum moved to a new location in the District of Columbia, upon which time Monday Properties took over operations of the park, and most of the original exhibits were removed. Today the park is used primarily by residents and workers of Rosslyn as a quiet escape from the busy city below.

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 30 minutes before sunrise - 30 minutes after sunset

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Walking Tours in Arlington, Virginia

Create Your Own Walk in Arlington

Create Your Own Walk in Arlington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Arlington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Arlington's Cultural Tour II

Arlington's Cultural Tour II

Arlington was established in 1801 in Alexandria County at the time, known today as Arlington County, across the Potomac from the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Arlington has a rich historical heritage clearly illustrated in the city’s cultural attractions. Take the following tour to discover the local cultural sites.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 km
Southern Arlington Tour

Southern Arlington Tour

Although many of Arlington’s most popular and accessible attractions can be found downtown, its suburban area contains a unique charm definitely worth checking out. Take the following tour to get a glimpse of the southern part of Arlington overlooking the Potomac River.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Arlington's Cultural Tour I

Arlington's Cultural Tour I

Arlington, located across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., possesses an amazing cultural heritage awaiting to be discovered, including galleries, cinemas, memorials and more. Take the following tour to discover the city's most fascinating cultural attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Kids Tour in Arlington

Kids Tour in Arlington

Arlington offers a unique experience for visitors, regardless of age or interests, featuring a wide variety of entertainment and adventure for the entire family. Take the following tour to discover the best entertainment for kids Arlington has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Arlington for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Arlington has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Arlington, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.