Crystal City

people enjoying and relaxing in the crystal city waterpark

Crystal City is a fascinating neighborhood in transformation. Its prime location along the Potomac offers stunning views of Washington, D.C., and the national monuments. Underground, you can find the Gallery Underground as well as shops and access to the many hotels, office buildings and residential high-rises. The Restaurant Row on 23rd Street South is also noted for a diversity of restaurants and active nightlife. Crystal City boasts more than 4,600 hotel rooms and 170,000 square feet of meeting space. It’s close to both the Pentagon and Washington National Airport and within walking distance of the Crystal City Metro station, providing convenient access to points beyond.

A neighborhood with a heavy defense industry presence, Crystal City was significantly impacted by the government’s Base Realignment and Closure plan in 2005 that moved many defense contractors out of the area. A community planning effort provided the roadmap for transformation, detailing plans for a more vibrant, walkable and transit-oriented development with more housing options and improved public spaces.

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Historic Sites

  • Washington National Airport

Parks