United States Virginia Virginia Guide Things To Do Essentials Getaways All Virginia Crystal City, Virginia A Profile of the Northern Virginia Neighborhood By Rachel Cooper Rachel Cooper Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rachel Cooper is a travel writer who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 25 years. She is also the author of several books covering the capital and mid-Atlantic regions. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 06/26/19 Share Pin Email Mark Wilson / Staff/ Getty Images News Crystal City, Virginia is an urban community in Northern Virginia that is located along the Potomac River with dramatic views of Washington, D.C. The downtown area is located within walking distance of a Metro station and has many upscale hotels, retail stores, restaurants, high-rise apartment buildings and commercial offices. A unique network of underground shops and walkways attracts visitors to Crystal City from around the region. With it's close proximity to Ronald Reagan National Airport, this area is a popular place for visitors to stay with convenient access to the nation's capital. Location Crystal City is located in Arlington County, just south of downtown Washington, D.C., between National Airport and US Route 1. The main corridors providing access to the area are the George Washington Parkway and US Route 1-Jefferson Davis Highway. See a map Neighborhoods Near Crystal City Rosslyn, Arlington, Clarendon, Ballston, Pentagon City, Fairlington and Shirlington Public Transportation Crystal City Metro StationVirginia Railway Express (VRE)ART-Arlington Transit Service Points of Interest Near Crystal City Crystal City Shops - The premiere shopping mall is a collection of more than 200 stores, shops, restaurants and cafes that are situated together along tree lined streets. There is a food court with more than two dozen casual eateries as well as a variety of ethnic and fine dining restaurants. National Airport - The major airport serves the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with primarily domestic flights. The facility is close to downtown and has a Metro station that provides direct transportation in and out of the city. Mount Vernon Trail - The paved multi-use recreation trail is nearly 18 miles long and is a favorite of area cyclists and runners. The trail offers wonderful views of the Potomac River and Washington, D.C.’s famous landmarks. Birchmere Music Hall - The mid-sized concert venue offers a variety of live entertainment. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City - The upscale shopping mall includes 170 stores including Macy's, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Banana Republic, Coach, Guess, Talbots, Swarovski Crystal Gallery and Williams-Sonoma. Pentagon Memorial - The memorial commemorates the 184 lives lost in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The memorial includes a park and gateway that spans approximately two acres with 184 memorial units, each dedicated to an individual victim. Air Force Memorial - This uniquely designed memorial honors the millions of men and women who have served in the United States Air Force. Crystal City Restaurants Crystal City has a nice variety of places to dine ranging from casual to fine-dining restaurants. See a guide to the restaurants in Crystal City Crystal City Hotels Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel - 2800 S. Potomac Ave Courtyard by Marriott - 2899 Jefferson Davis Hwy Crowne Plaza - 1480 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA Crystal Gateway Marriott - 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy Doubletree Hotel - 300 Army Navy Dr Embassy Suites - 1300 Jefferson Davis Hwy Hampton Inn - 2000 Jefferson Davis Hwy Hilton - 950 N Stafford St Holiday Inn - 2650 Jefferson Davis Hwy Hyatt Regency - 1325 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA Hilton Garden Inn - 2020 Jefferson Davis Hwy Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel - 900 S Orme St Westin Crystal City - 1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy Crystal City Website Crystal City Business Improvement District Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit See Maps of Crystal City, VA Get to Know Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods How to Get to the Pentagon and Pentagon City Mall Explore the Neighborhoods of Nashville The Best Monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C. Exploring the Village at Shirlington in Arlington, VA Best Things to Do in Arlington, Virginia Things to Know About Alexandria, Virginia How to Get From the National Airport (DCA) to Washington, DC See a Map, Directions and Transportation Options to Alexandria,VA The 7 Best Washington, D.C., Hotels of 2021 Fun Free Things to Do in Washington, DC 15 Attractions You Must See in Northern Virginia How to Get From Dulles Airport to Washington, DC The 9 Best Washington, D.C. Hotels with Outdoor Pools in 2021 Top Attractions to Experience in Washington, D.C.