15 days in Arlington & Alexandria Itinerary

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Arlington — 10 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Arlington: Chantilly (Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center & Mustang Sally Brewing Company), Raven Rocks (in Bluemont) and Gettysburg (Dobbin House Tavern, Gettysburg National Cemetery, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Catoctin Creek Distillery, and contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial.

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Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In January, daytime highs in Arlington are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 4 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Get some cultural insight at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Torpedo Factory Art Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: Richmond (Church Hill Neighorhood & Shockoe Bottom African Burial Ground) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of George Washington's Mount Vernon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alexandria's Christ Church, pause for some photo ops at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Alexandria Black History Museum.

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Alexandria is just a stone's throw from Arlington. In January, daytime highs in Alexandria are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
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