DescriptionArlington, on the southwest bank of the Potomac, is a suburb of Washington, D.C. One of the smallest counties in the United States, it covers 25.7 square miles, of which about 4.6 square miles are federal property. Some of the major centers of development (the county contains no incorporated communities) are Ballston, Clarendon, Columbia Pike, Crystal City, Rosslyn and Shirlington.
ShoppingAt the Crystal City Metro station there is a collection of underground boutiques, restaurants and clothing stores. The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (1100 S. Hayes St.), at the Pentagon City Metro station, features Macy's, Nordstrom and more than 150 other stores. Adjacent to the mall is Pentagon Row (1101 S. Joyce St.), an outdoor, mixed-use residential, shopping and dining area. Parking can come at a premium, so the Metro is the best way to get there.
For above-ground shopping, Ballston Common Mall (4238 Wilson Blvd.) offers an indoor array of more than 130 stores, including Macy's.
Things to SeeDrug Enforcement Administration Museum & Visitors Center