Comfort Inn Arlington Boulevard
6111 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: (703) 534-9100
Fax: (703) 534-5589
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.
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.
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.
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.
Established first in 1733 as part of the official Church of England, the existing brick building was designed by James Wren in 1769. Much of the original construction still remains. During the Revolutionary War, Falls Church served as a recruiting headquarters for the Colonial army. Activities subsided then until 1830 when it closed altogether. It was reopened during the Civil War as a hospital and a stable, causing damage to the vestry that can still be seen today. In 1873, the church was officially reorganized as an Episcopal church, and the congregation remains very active.
To experience a touch of Asia, head to Eden Center. The center is home to over a hundred speciality Asian shops and restaurants, and an important part of the Vietnamese-American heritage of the region. The center pays homage to the culture and heritage of Vietnam, and the architecture evokes a sense of being in Saigaon, specially when standing at the Clock Tower. You can sample delicious Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, or pick up beautifully made handicrafts as you stroll around the center. A cultural hub, the Tet and Moon festivals are also held at Eden Center. Stop by for a taste of Asian flavor in the heart of Virginia.
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The Cherry Hill Farmhouse is a historic house located in Falls Church, Virginia. The beautiful Greek Revival style house was built in 1845 and was owned by rich farmers of the region. The Greek Revival style house is now the property of the city of Falls Church, which runs it as a museum. The site is open to the public for tours and there are special tours for children available, where they get to dress up in period costumes and play traditional games. The house and the farms adjoining it also make for a cozy wedding venue.
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.
Operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, this 27 acre park contains demonstration gardens, boardwalks, a horticultural center, a library, a greenhouse, meeting rooms, a 1760 Manor House, native plant trails, scenic woods, and ponds. Tours, programs, lectures and demonstrations are offered for adults and children.
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.
Fort Ward was a crucial part of the wide defensive system built around Washington during the Civil War. The fort stands in the swath of territory that Union troops captured from Virginia shortly after the state joined the Confederacy. Today, visitors can wander the gardens in the 40-acre park surrounding the fort, picnic and enjoy summer concerts in the amphitheater. Fort Ward itself has been almost fully restored. The museum contains much to interest children and Civil War buffs, from musical instruments to medical equipment.