4-star Hyatt hotel just across the river from national monuments and museums in Washington, DC
Hotel at a Glance: Hyatt Centric Arlington
Located in a trendy Arlington neighborhood lined with restaurants and cafés, this 4-star Hyatt hotel is just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital. Take a quick drive or cab ride into DC, or ride the subway. The Hyatt sits across the street from the Rosslyn Metro station, where you can catch Blue, Orange, or Silver Line trains to major monuments and museums such as the Smithsonian.
- In your room: a mini fridge and free WiFi
- Local flavor: Pair a Maryland jumbo crab cake with a Virginia craft beer at cityhouse restaurant.
- Grab a drink at Key Bridge Café, which pours Starbucks coffee by day and cocktails by night.
- Get a workout in the 24-hour fitness center.
Arlington, Virginia: Timeless National Landmarks Along the Potomac River
Arlington is just over the Potomac River from Washington, DC. In fact, the area around Arlington was originally surveyed to be part of the national capital, but the land was eventually given back to Virginia in the 1840s. Still, there are quite a few historic attractions here that are nationally associated with Washington, DC.
One of these is the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Department of Defense, which you can tour by appointment. Along the Potomac lies Arlington National Cemetery, which has an eternal flame flickering at John F. Kennedy’s gravesite. You can also watch as soldiers switch shifts during the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument for the unidentified remains of US servicemen and servicewomen.