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Daily Life in Downtown Arlington (Self Guided), Arlington

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 or 1.9 Miles
Author: gabriela
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Liberty Tavern
  • Church at Clarendon
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Strayer University
  • Freedom Park
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 or 4.5 Miles
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 or 3.3 Miles
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 or 3.9 Miles
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 or 4 Miles