Hidden Gems

Experience Arlington as a Local

While popular area attractions are almost always worth visiting, sometimes the best sights are found off the beaten path. Experience a unique take on Washington D.C. tourism when you explore these hidden gems during your stay at Red Lion Hotel Rosslyn/Iwo Jima.

Main Avenue Fish Market

If you’ve got an appetite for seafood, then you won’t want to miss out on the country’s oldest open-air fish market. Situated right between the Potomac River and the National Mall, this attraction is well worth the trip.

Olmsted’s Summerhouse

Offering spectacular views of the U.S. Capitol, the Summerhouse is a beautiful hidden treasure within the Capitol Grounds.

Albert Einstein Memorial

Often overshadowed by the city’s more well-known memorials and landmarks, the Albert Einstein Memorial is a favorite among locals and can be found in the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences.  

Lincoln’s Cottage

What was once the seasonal home of President Abraham Lincoln, is now a museum designed to explore the former president’s lasting legacy. History buffs will love this journey through Lincoln’s life.

Naval Observatory

As one of oldest scientific agencies in the U.S., the United States Naval Observatory provides the country with astronomical data, precise time, measurements of Earth’s rotation, and more. The agency gives tours on a very limited basis, so be sure to book your tour in advance.