THE RITZ-CARLTON, PENTAGON CITY

1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202 USA
Phone:  +1 (703) 415-5000   •  Map & Directions
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Attractions



Discover rich history and local culture at our hotel location near the Potomac River.

An exquisitely planned, historic city filled with modern, urban refinements, Arlington is the perfect place to discover the region. The Metro, located directly outside the hotel, offers an easy path to top attractions, including Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon. Our Potomac River hotel also places guests near upscale shopping and dining at The Fashion Centre, and the museums and monuments of Washington, DC.


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Pentagon Memorial
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Less than a mile
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The Pentagon Memorial serves as a tribute to the 184 innocent lives lost at the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 on September 11, 2001.  The memorial was dedicated and opened to the public on September 11, 2008 and is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Arlington National Cemetery
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2 Miles
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As America’s largest national burial ground, Arlington National Cemetery inters veterans who served in wars from the American Revolution through actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Formerly the family estate of Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee, the cemetery is the current home of the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy and the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Tomb of the Unknowns in guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the US Army’s Old Guard.
The Smithsonian Institution
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3.5 miles
(202) 633-1000 / Website
The world’s largest museum complex is comprised of a myriad of museums and exhibits including: Air and Space, Natural History, American History, American Indian History, Art and Sculpture gardens, the National Zoo and much more.Admission is free for all Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Most are open daily from 10 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. except for December 25.
The National Mall and Memorial Parks
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3.5 miles
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Millions make the sojourn to our nation’s capital annually to view these exquisite testaments to democracy. Read our 16th president’s inspiring words at the Lincoln Memorial. Put your size in perspective with a photo in front of the Washington Monument. Walk along the tidal basin and gaze at the beautiful Jefferson Memorial. Pay respect to those who have sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom with a visit to the WWII, Korean War or Vietnam Veterans Memorials, or immerse yourself in the vital documents of American history at the National Archives.· The White House · Capitol Building· Lincoln Memorial · Thomas Jefferson Memorial · FDR Memorial · Vietnam Veterans Memorial · Korean War Memorial · WWII Memorial · Washington Monument · Arlington National Cemetery
International Spy Museum
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4 miles
(866) SPY-MUSEUM / Website
The International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on espionage. It features the largest collection of international spy-related artifacts ever placed on public display. The stories of individual spies, told through film, and interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits, provide a dynamic context to foster an understanding of espionage and its impact on current and historic events.
Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
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4 miles
(703) 289-2500 / Website
The Marine Corps War Memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) who have died in the defense of their country since 1775. The bronze statue depicts the raising of the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The statue is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" by war photographer Joe Rosenthal. The sculptor Felix W. de Weldon later reproduced the photograph as life-sized statue.
Historic Old Town Alexandria
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4.5 miles
(703) 838-4200 / Website
From the Potomac River waterfront to the King Street Metro, restaurants, shops and historic attractions line King Street and the side streets radiating from it. Events, including parades, house tours and a two-day art festival, make Old Town a lively neighborhood year-round.
Georgetown
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4.5 miles
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As D.C.'s favorite shopping area, this charming historic neighborhood with a lively street scene boasts specialty shops and national chains alike. Most stores lie to the east and west on M Street and to the north on Wisconsin. Georgetown Park, D.C.’s largest shopping mall, features more than 100 world-class shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.

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The Smithsonian Institution
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3.5 miles
(202) 633-1000 / Website
The world’s largest museum complex is comprised of a myriad of museums and exhibits including: Air and Space, Natural History, American History, American Indian History, Art and Sculpture gardens, the National Zoo and much more.Admission is free for all Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Most are open daily from 10 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. except for December 25.
National Gallery of Art
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3.5 miles
(202) 737-4215 / Website
The National Gallery of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 100,000 art objects from the Middle Ages through the 20th century.
International Spy Museum
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4 miles
(866) SPY-MUSEUM / Website
The International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on espionage. It features the largest collection of international spy-related artifacts ever placed on public display. The stories of individual spies, told through film, and interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits, provide a dynamic context to foster an understanding of espionage and its impact on current and historic events.

Parks

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Arlington National Cemetery
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2 miles
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As America’s largest national burial ground, Arlington National Cemetery inters veterans who served in wars from the American Revolution through actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Formerly the family estate of Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee, the cemetery is the current home of the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy and the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Tomb of the Unknowns in guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the US Army’s Old Guard.
The National Mall and Memorial Parks
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3.5 miles
Website
Millions make the sojourn to our nation’s capital annually to view these exquisite testaments to democracy. Read our 16th president’s inspiring words at the Lincoln Memorial. Put your size in perspective with a photo in front of the Washington Monument. Walk along the tidal basin and gaze at the beautiful Jefferson Memorial. Pay respect to those who have sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom with a visit to the WWII, Korean War or Vietnam Veterans Memorials, or immerse yourself in the vital documents of American history at the National Archives.· The White House · Capitol Building· Lincoln Memorial · Thomas Jefferson Memorial · FDR Memorial · Vietnam Veterans Memorial · Korean War Memorial · WWII Memorial · Washington Monument · Arlington National Cemetery
Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
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4 miles
(703) 289-2500 / Website
The Marine Corps War Memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) who have died in the defense of their country since 1775. The bronze statue depicts the raising of the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The statue is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" by war photographer Joe Rosenthal. The sculptor Felix W. de Weldon later reproduced the photograph as life-sized statue.

Recreation

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Capital Bikeshare
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Phone: 1-877-430-BIKE (2453) (24 hours per day / 7 days per week)
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Station is located directly across the street from The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City.

Capital Bikeshare puts 1,100 bicycles at your fingertips. You can choose from over 110 stations across Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA and return it to any station near your destination.
Pentagon Row Ice Skating
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1201 South Joyce Street (.4 miles)
(703) 418-6666 / Website 
Get ready to strap on your skates and take a spin around the newly renovated and expanded ice rink at Pentagon Row. Then, post triple lutz, cozy up by the new fire pit.
East Potomac Tennis Center
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2.5 miles
(202) 554-5962 / Website
EPTC offers five newly resurfaced indoor hard courts under a state-of-the-art facility. Play is available year round at a comfortable 70 degrees. EPTC also offers 10 Har-Tru clay courts open May through November seasonally and nine outdoor hard courts.
Thompson Boat Center
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6 miles
(202) 333-9543 / Website
The Thompson Boat Center, conveniently located at the intersection of Rock Creek Parkway and Virginia Avenue on the Potomac River in Washington D.C.'s Georgetown, offers something for you no matter what your interests. If you enjoy relaxing on the water, their canoe and kayak rentals give you the chance to see DC's monuments from a unique perspective, and to explore the hundreds of square miles of National parkland surrounding the Potomac river. For those who prefer to remain on land, they offer bicycle rentals to let you explore our nation's capital and its many bike trails. And for those who wish to learn how to row or to hone their skills, Thompsons offers some of the best introductory training and most competitive racing programs in the country.
Rock Creek Park Horse Center
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9 miles
(202) 362-0117 / Website
Operated by Guest Services, Inc., Rock Creek Park Horse Center is a duly authorized concession of Rock Creek Park National Park Services US Department of the Interior. Starting again in the spring and continuing through summer and early fall, Rock Creek Park Horse Center offers walk only guided trail rides and pony rides through the park. These rides area available to the public regardless of experience level and require reservations. They also offer an extensive lesson program.
Westfields Golf Club
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26 miles
(703) 631-3300 / Website

At Westfields Golf Club, Fred Couples has built a course that is, at once, fun and accessible for the novice, while challenging and thought-provoking for the experienced golfer. Fred's professional play on hundreds of courses around the world coupled with his experience in countless tournaments and team competitions have given him exceptional insight into course design. It is perfectly exhibited at Westfields. 

Yet, what sets Westfields apart from other golf clubs is not only its exceptional playability, but the interest it takes in the traditional elements of the game.  Carved through natural wetlands, rolling hills, and majestic beech and oak trees, Westfields offers golfers a setting that is free from distraction. No residences line its links, creating a course that is truly a golfers dream.

All of this, together with the kind of service typically found only in private clubs, makes Westfields a place where golf enthusiasts can always enjoy a great round of golf.

Shopping

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The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
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On-site
(703) 415-2400 / Website
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, located just moments from the nation's capital, and on the Washington DC Metro system, offers a world-class shopping experience. A scenic glass elevator ride to the Third Level reveals more than 170 appealing stores and restaurants including Macy's, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Apple, Banana Republic, Guess, J. Crew, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Swarovski Crystal Gallery, and Victoria's Secret. The sky lit Food Court features international specialties from the familiar to the exotic.
Pentagon Row
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Adjacent to the hotel
(703) 413-6692 / Website
Pentagon Row is a vibrant shopping and entertainment destination with a unique combination of specialty retailers, exciting restaurants and amenities that includes a central plaza with outdoor cafes, an ice-skating rink that is open November through March, and a 10-week Outdoor Summer Concert Series.
Georgetown
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4.5 miles
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As D.C.'s favorite shopping area, this charming historic neighborhood with a lively street scene boasts specialty shops and national chains alike. Most stores lie to the east and west on M Street and to the north on Wisconsin. Georgetown Park, D.C.’s largest shopping mall, features more than 100 world-class shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
Historic Old Town Alexandria
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4.5 miles
(703) 838-4200 / Website
From the Potomac River waterfront to the King Street Metro, restaurants, shops and historic attractions line King Street and the side streets radiating from it. Events, including parades, house tours and a two-day art festival, make Old Town a lively neighborhood year-round.

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NHL - Washington Capitals and NBA Washington Wizards
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Verizon Center
10 minutes / 4.22 miles
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See hotel concierge for information on tickets and transportation.
MLB - Washington Nationals
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Nationals Park
31 minutes / 17.82 miles
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See hotel concierge for information on tickets and transportation.
NFL - Washington Redskins
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FedEx Field
28 minutes / 15.23 miles
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Suggested 1 Day Travel Itinerary

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A Picture-Perfect Day in DC
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From 30 minutes to a whole weekend, there's something for everyone.
5 minutes:

Aviation spotting at Gravelly Point Park
Insider Tip: With the monuments as your backdrop, watch planes fly so close you can almost touch them. Gravelly point is located at the north end of Reagan National Airport’s main runway on the bank of the Potomac River. It’s Washington’s most unique perspective!

30 minutes:

Take a quick run and enjoy monumental views along the Mount Vernon Trail.
Insider Tip: Maps to the trail, bottled water and towels are available at the Hotel’s entrance.

1 hour:

Visit the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
Insider Tip: While visiting, listen to the Pentagon Memorial Audio Tour by simply calling (202) 741-1004 at the entrance and the audio will lead you on a tour to various points of interest throughout the park.

2 hours:

Visit Arlington National Cemetery
Insider Tip: The Changing of the Guard ritual happens every hour on the hour October 1 to March 31. From April 1 through September 30, the ritual occurs every half hour.

Half day or 1 day:

Hop on the Old Town Trolley Tours
Insider Tip: Take the regular loop with no stops in just 90 minutes or go the extended route which takes 3 hours, or all day if you hop on and off.
Insider Tip: Check out the Monuments by Moonlight nighttime tour... it’s a must!

All Weekend:

Visit the Newseum
Insider Tip: All tickets are valid for two days so go back the next day!

Visiting
Pentagon City


Within walking distance of the hotel are over 250 dining and shopping options to include The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Guests wishing to take in the rich history of the city find themselves within easy reach of the Smithsonian Museums, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial.

For more local information on visiting Pentagon City, please contact our concierge at (703)
415-5000.