7 days in Arlington, Alexandria & Reston Itinerary

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Arlington — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Downtown Frederick, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and then partake in some friendly competition at Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience.

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Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In March, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 3 nights

Just a few metro stops away from the bustle of Washington D.C., Alexandria provides a respite from the fast-paced capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center and Gari Melchers Home and Studio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alexandria's Christ Church and George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: Fredericksburg (Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, &more) and Old House Vineyards (in Culpeper). There's more to do: examine the collection at Carlyle House.

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Alexandria is just a short distance from Arlington. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reston.
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Reston — 2 nights

Reston is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. On the 23rd (Mon), take a stroll through Reston Town Center, then steep yourself in history at Sully Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Monocacy National Battlefield, steep yourself in history at John Brown's Fort, get great views at The Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Doukenie Winery.

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Drive from Alexandria to Reston in an hour. Traveling from Alexandria in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Reston, with lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.
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