Comfort Inn Ballston
1211 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 247-3399
Fax: (703) 524-8739
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One of the finest showcases of hybrid tea roses in the region, this one acre park and garden is filled with superior varieties grown by local rosarians and also features basketball and volleyball courts, two lighted tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas with grills, and a nature area with opportunities for viewing wildlife.
This beautiful 70-acre park is situated in a residential area and is popular with the locals. Bluemont Park offers areas to bike, jog, hike, picnic and play basketball. There are picnic areas available too. Larger groups should call ahead to reserve the space.Your leashed pet is welcome as well.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington is all about celebration in the name of God. They are deeply committed towards making this world one, big family. Diversity is welcomed and a good combination of love and care is what they aim to achieve. They have events running all throughout the year like the Annual Friends and Family Weekend, the Choir Concert, the Russell Garth Memorial Service and the Annual Congregational Meeting to name a few. All the gatherings are dedicated to God and the results are the proof for that.
History buffs interested in the dwellings of an ordinary man in the 18th Century will be thrilled to visit the Ball Sellers House. Possibly the oldest standing building in Arlington today, the house was the home of a yeoman farmer John Ball, who lived in this modest dwellings with his wife and five daughters. The house has passed through several owners since including William Carlin, a tailor who counts George Washington and George Mason among his famous clientele. Packed with history and interesting stories, visitors will also get the rare opportunity to view a clapboard roof. The house is open for public tours from April to October on Saturdays between 1:00p and 4:00p. School and group tours can be set up by appointment.
A wealth of recreational activities can be explored at this park in Arlington, just a few miles from Washington. Visitors enjoy the scenic walking trail, the outdoor swimming pool open Memorial Day through Labor Day, and the deluxe miniature golf course and batting cages, both open mid-March through October. Need a break from the activities? Stop by the snack bar and relax at the gazebo by the pond.
The only national memorial to honor past, present, and future servicewomen who have courageously and selflessly served in America's defense from the American Revolution to the present day. This unique, living memorial and its education center feature exhibits filled with never-before-seen artifacts, photographs, documents, memorabilia, and uniforms. A computerized Register containing the stories of some 250,000 military women is also on site..
This small parish is located high on a hill, somewhat separated from the bustle of busy MacArthur Boulevard. Masses are very traditional, and the parish community is close-knit - it is not unusual to hear people greeting each other by name. Visitors are welcomed with a smile. Adjacent to the church is an elementary school with the same name. Call for service times.
Trinity Episcopal Church is a gorgeous church located at the Columbia Pike. Surrounded by gardens and stone walls, this place has a lovely rustic charm. Its chapel is quite spacious and can accommodate a large number of invitees, it is furnished with wooden pews and illuminated with bright yellow lights that make the place look ethereal. The alter is drenched in wonderful hues of white and is always decorated with fresh roses and candles. The church has a vast patio which is used for wedding ceremonies and also becomes a make-shift playground for kids. Variety of religious and cultural activities keep the church busy throughout the year.
In operation since it was built 150 years ago, Fletcher's Boathouse is the first stop on a number of Washington recreational excursions. Boats can be rented and taken out to Roosevelt Island, and canoes are available for leisurely floats up the historic C&O Canal. There are bicycles for rent, as well as a wide range of fishing supplies.
The Rosslyn Metro Station is home to one of the longest escalators in the world. Measuring up to 207 feet (63 meters), a journey on this mechanized stairway takes more than three minutes. It is hard to imagine what happens if the escalator stops midway; but according to lamenting travelers, that's quite a possibility. The well maintain metro station is frequented by commuters as well as tourists who come to see the escalator.
The image of five marines and a navy corpsman raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi during World War II is known to every American schoolchild. Seen in person, the bronze 78-foot statue is sure to stir emotions. The sculpture near Arlington National Cemetery, commemorates the 6,800 soldiers who died during World War II in order to capture the tiny Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Today, the memorial is dedicated to all U.S. Marines who died in battle. A Marine Parade is held at 7p Tuesdays throughout the summer.