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Air Force Memorial, Arlington

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  • August 13, 2017
    The memorial itself is a simple beautiful design but definitely the focal point here; it's height drew me to it for a much closer look. Some of the pictures I took here only showed two points of the m...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    While people who may prefer bigger, or flashier, type memorials, I just loved this one. Stunning in its simplicity, it is moving and inspiring. It doesn't take a long visit, although just for the loca...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    An architectural memorial with some nice views of DC unveiled in 2006. In summer it is preferable to visit the site near sunset. For individual interesting in travel photography, a wide angle lens is ...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    I recently visited this memorial since moving to DC and its a great location and view. Its high up on a hill and overlooks both Arlington and Reagan airport with the planned taking of & landing right near the water. A really well done memorial for the Air Force with the spires symbolizing the core values of Integrity, Service, & Excellence, which also happen to resemble contrails if 3 jets flying upwards if you stand in the center. I posted some 360 photos from the center of the memorial so you can get a feel for what its like. Very peaceful & also a good spot for 4th of July fireworks.
  • June 16, 2017
    This is the BEST memorial. I have been here during the day and the view is amazing. I have been at night and the skyline is so beautiful. I have been for Memorial Day commemorations and the program is so moving and well planned by the staff. And they do free concerts during the summer. DO NOT MISS THIS.
  • June 22, 2017
    Best place in the city to get a view of Washington. Somber but joyful place. Well worth the trip - many people don.t
  • April 22, 2017
    A fairly quiet memorial compared to most DC stops due to its location next to the Pentagon. 3 soaring silver spires. You have good views or several parts of Washington from here. Its faily easy in and out and worth the stop
  • July 7, 2017
    A secretly cool place to visit. Not a ton of parking. Worth the trip.

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If your trip to America's capital city doesn't include a big budget for accommodations, consider staying on the other side of the Potomac River in the county of Arlington. You’ll find a good selection of both expensive and economical hotels inside Washington, D.C., proper, but staying in Arlington county removes you from the big crowds and allows you to choose from a range of budget-friendly inns and motels. This area also offers extended-stay apartments, many located near the Ballston neighborhood's metro stop.
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