Nightlife Tour in Arlington, Arlington

Although famous for its culture and history, Arlington offers visitors a fun and exciting nightlife as well, including trendy nightclubs and great bars. Take the following tour to discover the hottest spots in the city to spend the evening.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Nightlife Tour in Arlington Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Tour in Arlington
Guide Location: USA » Arlington (See other walking tours in Arlington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: gabriela
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Galaxy Hut

1) Galaxy Hut

Galaxy Hut is a small free-spirited bar and restaurant which offers a large variety of quality local and imported beer, live music, old school bar games and vegetarian food. You can enjoy its fine interior decor or spend the evening outdoors on the patio bar. It is open from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am daily.
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IOTA Club and Cafe

2) IOTA Club and Cafe

The Iota Club and Cafe is an intimate music venue and bar that hosts live performances of local bands each night. Tickets are sold at the door the day of the performance. Its menu is unpretentious yet tasty and the atmosphere is very relaxed. It features two bars and outdoor seating. It is open daily from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am.
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Clarendon Ballroom

3) Clarendon Ballroom

A famous Arlington attraction, the Clarendon Ballroom features a refined setting where you can have fun on the dance floor or enjoy the rooftop bar on Wednesday nights, weather permitting. Considered the city’s hottest nightclub, it can also be rented for private events. It has a strict dress code and is open Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Wednesday from 5:00 pm to midnight, Thursday and Friday from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am, and changing times on Saturdays throughout the year.
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Liberty Tavern

4) 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 décor. The kitchen is open at 11:30 am during the week and 10:00 am on weekends, and the bar is open until 2:00 am daily.
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Clarendon Grill

5) Clarendon Grill

Clarendon Grill, a casual restaurant and music venue, features modern cuisine, quality live entertainment by local bands, dancing and other special events such as poker and salsa night and more. Enjoy your time either indoors or on its outdoor patio bar. It is open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am, Friday from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am, Saturday from 10:30 am to 2:00 am, and Sunday from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm.

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: 6.5 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
Daily Life in Downtown Arlington

Daily Life in Downtown 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 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: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 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.