Pet-Friendly Hotel near Washington, DC and National Landmarks
Arlington, Virginia, sits across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, on a stretch of land that was once part of our nation's capital. In fact, you can still see the District of Columbia's original boundary stones that were set out in the 1790s. Although Arlington is no longer part of the capital city, it embodies DC's patriotic spirit with several iconic national landmarks of its own, including Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. The Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel sits in the midst of Arlington's national treasures and less than 15 minutes from the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the White House.
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel's comfy guest rooms are outfitted with a slew of modern conveniences, such as cable television and high-speed Internet access. The hotel lets you bring along smaller animals for free and will even provide a pet bed for your furry friend. Before or after a day of patriotic sightseeing, you can work out at the hotel's fitness center or take a swim in the heated rooftop pool.
Warm marigold tones accent the inviting Potomac Restaurant, where guests nosh on cooked-to-order eggs for breakfast and fresh seafood for dinner. You can also grab a quick bite next door at the Potomac Lounge, which features a full bar and two big flat-screen TVs.
Staff Q & A: Arlington, VA
Seth H. is senior area sales manager for Groupon Getaways. He likes golf and everything below the Mason-Dixon Line. Below, Seth shares his thoughts on burgers, 1990s disaster movies, and Arlington, Virginia.
What makes Arlington one of your favorite getaways? I love the history and culture of the place—plus, I was born in Frederick, Maryland, so the area brings back a lot of childhood memories.
Describe your perfect day in Arlington. I'd take a nice walk in Lady Bird Johnson Park along the water, followed by some golf at East Potomac and then bar-hopping.
Do you know any useful bits of local slang? The "Mixing Bowl" is a traffic term for the point where Interstates 495, 395, and 95 all converge.
What's the best thing you've ever eaten here? Ray's to the Third on the corner of Wilson Boulevard and Quinn Street has this Hell burger that has some secret steak blend. It's really good. I think the guy who owns it has a bunch of other burger places, too.
What should someone read, listen to, or watch to mentally prepare for a visit? The Declaration of Independence and the film Independence Day-in that order.
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