Arlington – The Entertainment Capital of Texas
From Dallas Cowboys to the Texas Rangers, Arlington flaunts many icons of present-day Texas and rightly referred to as the entertainment capital of Texas. Added to it is its proximity to America’s capital. It presents an exhaustive list of amazing sights as well as fun activities to indulge in. Given below are some of its most popular attractions to help you plan an itinerary of your choice for your visit here.
Arlington National Cemetery
Giving you about 624 acres to explore, the Arlington is one of the must-see destination of the city. Since over 400,000 American servicemen have been laid to rest here, you can find regular graveside services and memorial events being held here. They are truly an experience. Taking its hop-off-hop-on trolley tour which has six stops, you can visit the notable graves as well as get enlightened about the cemetery’s history via an onboard guide.
The Mount Vernon Trail
About 18 miles long, the paved recreational trail along Mount Vernon treats you to some fabulous views of the Potomac River as well as Washington DC’s famous landmarks. One of the busiest trails in the region, it is ideal to quench your thirst for biking, hiking or even a running session.
Iwo Jima Memorial
Inspired by the Prize-winning photograph of the historic battle of World War 2, the 32-feet high statue sculpture showcases the scene of the flag being raised by five Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman Over Mount Suribachi. This flag rising is the signal used at that time to signify the successful takeover of the island.
Fashion Center at Pentagon City
A shining brand new facility, the stop is a premier shopping destination for all shopaholics. Flaunting a three-storey building with over 170 shops, it offers you a whole range of stuff for all classes along with several eateries to have your fill and give your feet, a much-needed rest.
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Spread over 90- acre of land, this wilderness preserve is a memorial to Theodore Roosevelt. A wonderful getaway from the busy city, it lets you bask in the glory of nature with its exhilarating variety of flora and fauna. Its 2.5 miles of foot trail present you with a wonderful journey of discovery and enjoyment. The island can also be reached via the Mount Vernon Trail though bicycles are not allowed entry in the island.
A show at the Signature Theatre
The art scene of Arlington is quite reputed. You cannot miss a show at the Arlington theatre spread across 48,000 square foot facility and flaunting top-notch technical facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Its musical and contemporary productions are highly enjoyable.
American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
Fly through the American Airlines history at this destination which is enhanced by interactive exhibits encouraging your participation. Enjoy a movie about aviation industry here or walk through numerous historical artifacts, photographs, and full-scale aircraft engines. You can also see a rare Douglas DC-3 airliner here.
Be it wining, dining, shopping, visit to historical places, modern fun, and sports or entertainment, Arlington has it all.