Washington, DC - Northern Virginia (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Northern Virginia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Washington, DC guide-book.

Northern Virginia (NoVa) 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 com-bine crucial capital sites with historic areas, cozy pubs and a buzzing food scene.

  • walk around Arlington National Cemetery: from the moving Tomb of the Unknowns to John F Kennedy’s eternal flame
  • maps
  • get lost amid sleek jets and one massive space shuttle in the mammoth hangars of the Ste-ven F Udvar-Hazy Center
  • transportation
  • cycle the Mount Vernon Trail to Theodore Roosevelt Island, Old Town Alexandria or be-yond to George Washington’s estate
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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