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Visit Washington, D.C.’s Top Attractions Along the City’s Metrorail

ARLINGTON, VA (April 10, 2017) – When planning a weekend in Washington, D.C., one of the city’s best walking destinations, the idea of navigating through dozens of things to do and see can be intimidating! The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, situated in Arlington, Virginia is just a few quick metro stops from the energy of downtown D.C., and provides easy access to top museums, historic monuments and more.

A short 20-minute ride will take guests from The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City to the National Mall, and there is so much to explore along the way. The Blue Metrorail line hits the city’s must-see spots (and some local favorites!); here’s an easy-to-follow guide to exploring the Nation’s Capital along the Metro:

  • Pentagon City Metro Station – Hop off and visit The Pentagon, learning about the respective missions of the five Armed Services, the Office of Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff.
  • Arlington Cemetery Metro Station – Pay homage to more than 400,000 active service members, veterans and their families at the Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Foggy Bottom – Walk towards the beginning of the National Mall and sit on the steps of the Grandiose Lincoln Memorial paying homage to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Walk in the opposite direction and you will find the West End area of D.C., which is home to The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. Stop at the hotel’s bar and lounge, Quadrant for creative cocktails and inventive culinary offerings.
  • McPherson Square – D.C.’s most popular attraction, The White House, is easily accessible here
  • Metro Center Station – Visit the International Spy Museum and learn about the invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events. For a night on the town, stop by The National Theatre which is currently offering shows such as the family-friendly ‘PAW Patrol Live!’ or the perfect date night show, ‘Rent.’
  • Federal Triangle – With an abundance of attractions to choose from, the Federal Triangle stop provides easy access to one of D.C.’s most iconic attractions, National Mall and several Smithsonian Museums including the National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History.

After a long day of exploring the Nation’s Capital, retreat back to The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City and enjoy dinner and cocktails at fyve Restaurant Lounge and rest up for another day in the refreshed luxury guest room accommodations.
For more information or reservations for The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, please call the hotel directly at (703) 415-5000 or visit