With a treasure trove of exciting attractions just minutes away, Hyatt Centric Arlington serves as an ideal home base from which to explore America’s coveted capital city. Top destinations include museums like the Smithsonian and National Air & Space Museum, historic sights such as the Lincoln Memorial and the White House, and entertainment meccas including the National Theater and Kennedy Center.
Built in honor of America’s first president, George Washington, this striking obelisk towers over the nation’s capital. Rich in architectural merit and historic significance, it is an iconic focal point for Independence Day celebrations and a gathering spot for events including the annual July 4th Fireworks.
Honoring the lives of over 58,000 servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives fighting in the Vietnam War, this monument has played host to countless memorial events over the years, including the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally that takes place each May.
This beautiful 800-acre park includes miles of trails that meander along the Potomac River, culminating in a gorgeous view of the Great Falls spilling over Mather Gorge.
Billy Goat Trail
With three sections and eight miles of trails near the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, this popular hiking destination is suitable for families and hikers of all skill levels.
Difficult Run Hike
This hiking trail in Great Falls Park follows the Potomac River and winds its way past several smaller waterfalls, and through a deep gorge.
Seneca Regional Park
This sprawling park along the Potomac River is the perfect spot for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and lets hikers explore what remains of George Washington’s Potowmack Canal.
This popular park offers a serene setting where hikers can explore local wildlife, plant life, and even rent a boat for spending the day out on the water.
Washington and Old Dominion Trail
This rail trail winds its way through Northern Virgina counties and spans nearly 45 miles, taking you from Arlington County to Purcellville, VA.
The Tidal Basin
Built in the 1800s, this basin separates the Washington Channel from the Potomac River and is over 100 acres in size. Each spring, Washington's Cherry Blossom Festival takes place at this beautiful body of water, surrounded by the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and other scenic sights.