Washington, DC - Northern Virginia (PDF Chapter)
This is the Northern Virginia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Washington DC guidebook.
Northern Virginia is DC’s safe, green, well-trimmed neighbor, just across the picket fence of the Potomac River. It’s worth the Metro trip to visit Arlington and Alexandria, which combine cru-cial capital sites with historic areas, cozy pubs and a buzzing food scene.
- pay your respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, John F Kennedy Memorial, Chal-lenger Memorial and other places of commemoration and contemplation at the Arlington National Cemetery
- marvel at an extraordinary collection of planes, jets and even a space shuttle at the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center
- cycle the Mount Vernon Trail to Theodore Roosevelt Island, Old Town Alexandria and George Washington’s estate
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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