The Pentagon is located off of I-395 on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. It is just east of Arlington National Cemetery and northwest of Ronald Reagan National Airport. The best way to get to the Pentagon is by Metrorail. There is no public parking at the Pentagon. Visitors may park at the Pentagon City Mall (The Fashion Center at Pentagon City) and walk to the entrance through a pedestrian tunnel. For more information about visiting the Pentagon, see Pentagon Tours - Reservations, Parking and Visiting Tips. The shopping mall is located at 1100 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA and includes a wide variety of retail stores and restaurants.
Getting to the Pentagon City Mall
By Car - The Pentagon City area is easily accessible from the George Washington Memorial Parkway, I-395 and US Route 1.
Directions From Downtown, DC to Pentagon City Mall
Take I-395 South toward Richmond
Take Exit 8C on the left to merge onto U.S. 1 South toward Pentagon City/Crystal City/Alexandria
Take the 15th St S exit toward Pentagon City
Turn right onto 15th St S
Turn right onto S Hayes St
Turn left onto 12th St S
Turn right and the Mall will be on the left
Directions From the George Washington Memorial Parkway South
Exit toward I-395 N/Lyndon B.Johnson/Memorial Grove/Pentagon
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 395 S and merge onto S Washington Blvd
Merge right onto VA-244 W/Columbia Pike toward Virginia 27/Navy Annex/Wash Boulevard
Turn left onto S Joyce St
Turn left onto Army Navy Dr
Parking is accessible from South Hayes Street. There is an hourly rate on weekdays. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays.
By Metro - The Pentagon City Metro Station is located in the Fashion Center at Pentagon City at 1250 South Hayes St, Arlington, VA. See a guide to Using the Washington Metrorail.
By Bicycle - An alternative way to get to Crystal City is by Capital BikeShare. The program allows you to check out and return a bike from any of the 110 stations located throughout Washington, DC and Arlington, VA. Kiosks are located at 12th & Hayes St. and at the Pentagon.
Pentagon City Map
Pentagon City is located south of I-395 just across the 14th Street Bridge from Washington DC. The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is the major attraction and point of interest in the area. The main streets surrounding the shopping mall are Army Navy Drive and S. Hayes St. The mall has public parking spaces to accommodated approximately 4000 cars. Visitors to the Pentagon and the Pentagon Memorial must park here and walk to the entrance through a pedestrian tunnel. For more information about visiting the Pentagon, see Pentagon Tours - Reservations, Parking and Visiting Tips.
Pentagon City Mall Store Map
This map shows the major stores and restaurants at the Pentagon City Mall. The premier shopping destination is located in Arlington, VA and with its own Metro Station is an easy place to get to from Washington DC. Read about the Best Neighborhoods for Shopping Near Washington DC.