Your Guide to Arlington

From Sightseeing to Relaxing

Located just minutes from Washington D.C., you are never far from some of the country’s most iconic landmarks when you stay at Red Lion Hotel Rosslyn/Iwo Jima.

With the Rosslyn Metro Station only a short 7-minute walk from our hotel, getting around Arlington and D.C. is made simple. Spend the day visiting famous local attractions, or venture off the beaten path with the area’s hidden gems.

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, VA 22211 (877) 907-8585 1.4

Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery is one of the country’s oldest national cemeteries. The cemetery’s rolling hills mark the final resting place for more than 14,000 veterans, including those that fought in the Civil War. The cemetery offers a final resting place for residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home – Washington. Arlington National Cemetery conducts between 27 and 30 funeral services each week day and between 6 and 8 services on Saturday. The grounds of Arlington National Cemetery honor those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for our guests. The rolling green hills are dotted with trees that are hundreds of years in age and complement the gardens found throughout the 624 acres of the cemetery. This impressive landscape serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

US Marine Corps War Memorial Arlington, VA 22209 (703) 289-2500 1.3

Based on an iconic image of the second flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II, the US Marine Corps War Memorial is dedicated to "the Marine dead of all wars and their comrades of other services who fell fighting beside them." The US Marine Corps War Memorial is located on Arlington Ridge along the axis of the National Mall. A panorama of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capitol Building are visible from its grounds. During the summer, the US Marine Corps holds Sunset Parades at the memorial on Tuesday evenings. The memorial plaza is closed to the public from 7 pm to 8 pm on Tuesdays in June and July and from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on August 1 and August 8. The memorial grounds are open year-round from 6 am until midnight. To request a ranger program at the US Marine Corps War Memorial please call 703 235-1530.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 1 Memorial Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211 (877) 907-8585 1.34

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. The guard is changed every hour on the hour October 1 to March 31 in an elaborate ritual. From April 1 through September 30, there are more than double the opportunities to view the change because another change is added on the half hour and the cemetery closing time moves from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Pentagon Tours 1400 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1400 (703) 697-1776 3.23

The Pentagon Tours dynamically highlight the respective missions of the five Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff through a 60-minute presentation that includes a 1.49 mile walk through the building. Each tour includes the mission of the DOD and numerous military displays.

United States Air Force Memorial 1 Air Force Memorial Dr, Arlington, VA 22204 (703) 979-0674 3.26

The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations, including the Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps; the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps; the Division of Military Aeronautics, Secretary of War; the Army Air Service; the U.S. Army Air Corps; and the U.S. Army Air Forces. More than 54,000 Airmen have died in combat while serving in the Air Force and these historical service arms of the military.

Lincoln Memorial 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037 (202) 426-6841 2.15

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, just as the Civil War was ending. By March of 1867, Congress incorporated the Lincoln Monument Association to build a memorial to the slain 16th president. Learn about the main features of the Lincoln Memorial, including the statue of Lincoln, murals, and inscriptions. Discover how and why it was constructed, the landscape and views that surround it, and the monumental efforts taken over the years to preserve and maintain this iconic site.

Jefferson Memorial 701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242 (202) 426-6841 3.24

Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence document, first Secretary of State for the United States of America, and a complex, 19th century man with a wide ranging impact on the very makeup of America itself. Dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 13, 1943, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial stands in a straight line with the White House. Architect John Russell Pope, influenced by Jefferson's taste in classical architecture, echoed the style seen in Jefferson's two most famous buildings - Monticello and the University of Virginia Rotunda.

The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1111 3.12

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., and has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

Red Lion Hotel Rosslyn/Iwo Jima
1501 Arlington Blvd, Virginia, 22209, USA
Phone: (703) 524-5000