Washington, DC - Northern Virginia (PDF Chapter)
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
- get lost amid sleek jets and one massive space shuttle in the mammoth hangars of the Ste-ven F Udvar-Hazy Center
- 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.