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Restaurants, Resources, Sights, and Events In and Around Crystal City, VA

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Hotel Address:

Hyatt Regency Crystal City, VA
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlingston, VA

Map of Crystal City

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A map of the main street of Crystal City.

Getting Around- Travel Information To and Around the Hotel

Metro Subway (http://www.wmata.com) Crystal City Station: 6:00am-12:00am, 10 minute walk, Blue and Yellow lines.

Courtesy Hotel Shuttle to and from Crystal City Metro Station: 6:00am-12:00am.

Wheelchair-Accessible Taxicabs:
Taxicab companies serving Arlington have wheelchair-accessible vehicles for use by patrons who require them. Patrons should call the cab company to request a wheelchair-accessible cab. Passengers are encouraged to call ahead whenever possible. The companies provide specialized training to the drivers who provide this service. The fare is set at the meter rate, and the service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Cabs may be requested up to 2 weeks in advance. Call the individual cab company for information or to arrange for service.

  • RED TOP: (703) 522-3333, (703) 522-3331 (TTY); (20 accessible cabs)
  • FRIENDLY CAB: 703-892-4144; (3 accessible cabs)
  • BLUE TOP: (703) 243-8294; (3 accessible cabs)

Transportation Resource Information for Seniors and Persons with Physical Disabilities

Crystal City Restaurants Within Walking Distance

Restaurant NameAddressPhoneCuisineCost
Athena Pallas 22nd Street South 703-521-3870 Greek $$
Au Bon Pain 2102 Jefferson Davis Hwy 703-418-0715 American $
Bailey's Pub & Grill 2010 Crystal Drive #A 703-416-0452 American $$
Bozzelli's Italian Deli 2600 Crystal Drive #1 571-970-4570 Deli $
Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill 2450 Crystal Drive 703-413-0160 American $$
Cafe Fifty Nine 2461 S. Clark Street 703-418-1313 Cafe $
Cafe Italia 519 S. 23rd Street 703-521-2565 Italian $$
Carabou Coffee 2100 Crystal Drive 703-414-0990 Cafe $
Ceaser's Diner 539 S. 23rd Street 703-920-2700 American $
Charlie Chiang's 320 S. 23rd Street 703-413-3440 Chinese $$
Chesapeake Grill Hyatt Regency C.C. 703-418-1234 American $$$
Chili's Grill & Bar 320 S. 23rd Street 703-418-2333 Mexican/American $$
Chipolte Mexican Grill 2231 Crystal Drive #100 703-920-8779 Mexican $
Cinnabar Hyatt Regency C.C. 320 S. 23rd Street 703-418-1234 American $$
Corner Bakery 2200 Crystal Drive 703-412-0131 American $
Cosi 2011 Crystal Drive 703-415-0088 Italian/American $$
Crystal City Sports Pub 529 S. 23rd Street 703-521-8215 American $
Deli Works 2136 Crystal Plaza 703-415-1515 Deli $
El Pollito 513 S. 23rd Street 703-769-0790 Peruvian $
Freddie's Beach Bar 555 S. 23rd Street 703-685-0555 American/Specialty $$
Hamburger Hamlet 1601 Crystal Drive 703-413-0422 American $
Jaleo 2250 Crystal Drive #A 703-413-8181 Spanish/Tapas $$
Jefferson Cafe 1421 Jefferson Davis #80 703-415-0267 Deli $
Jimmy John's 2450 Crystal Drive 703-257-7261 Deli $
Kora 2250 Crystal Drive #B 571-431-7090 Italian $$
Kabob Palace 2315 S. Eads Street 703-486-3535 Afghan $$
King Street Blues 1648 Crystal Square Arcade 703-415-2583 Barbeque $
La Bettola Italiano 558 S. 23rd Street 703-271-0032 Italian $$
Legal Seafood 2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy 703-415-1200 Seafood $$$
Mackey's Public House 320 23rd Street 703-412-1113 Irish $$
Matsutake Hibachi & Sushi 320 S. Clark Street 703-412-5301 Japanese $$
McCormick & Smick's 2010 Crystal Drive #B 703-413-6400 Seafood/Steak $$$
McDonald's 2620 Jefferson Davis Hwy 703-683-2107 American $
Mogul Grill 513 S. 23rd Street 703-769-0789 Indo-Pakistan $$
Morton's Steakhouse 1750 Crystal Drive 703-418-1444 American/Steak $$$$
Neramitra Thai 2200 Crystal Drive #I 703-413-8886 Thai $$
Noodles & Company 2011 Crystal Drive 703-979-1525 Asian/American $
Portofino 523 S. 23rd Street 703-979-8200 Italian $$$
Plaza Deli 2711 Jefferson Davis Hwy 703-418-1577 American $
Quizno's 2231 Crystal Drive 703-271-9100 Deli $
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 2231 Crystal Drive 703-979-7275 American/Steak $$$$
San Antonio Bar 1745 Jefferson Davis Hwy 703-415-0126 Mexican $
Starbucks 2600 Crystal Drive 703-418-1015 Cafe $
Starbucks 2231 Crystal Drive 703-413-6226 Cafe $
Tokyo Cafe Inc 2146 Crystal Plaza 703-416-2770 Japanese $$
Tortoise & Hare Bar & Grill 567 S. 23rd Street 703-979-1872 American $$
Ted's Montana Grill 2200 Crystal Drive #A 703-416-8337 American/Steak $$$
Uptown Cafe 2800 Crystal Drive 703-549-0030 American $

Pharmacies and Grocery Stores


CVS Pharmacy:
2400 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

Sure Scripts:
2800 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA

Costco Pharmacy:
1200 South Fern Street, Arlington, VA


Convenience Express:
2450 Crystal Dr. #115, Arlington, VA

426 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA

1200 South Fern Street, Arlington, VA

Market Basket:
1669 Crystal Square Arc, Arlington, VA

Local Attractions

**This is only a partial list of attractions. Please feel free to explore Arlington, D.C., and the surrounding areas at your leisure.**

Washington DC Old Town Trolley Tours
www.trolleytours.com/washington-dc/ or call 202.832.9800 x0 (Leaves from Union Station (Red Line) or 10th& E Streets NW)
Tour runs 9am-5:30 pm, daily, every half an hour. Admission prices available online or at kiosk. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve a trolley with a lift.
*This is a "hop-on, hop off" tour and will take you to many of the sights on this list.*

Arlington Cemetery (Blue Line)
www.arlingtoncemetery.org/ or call 703.607.8000.
8am-5 pm, daily.

National Mall (Various stops, including Smithsonian and Federal Triangle).

Smithsonian Museums (Blue/Orange Lines)
www.si.edu/ or by calling 202.633.1000 (voice/tape) or 202.633.5285 (TTY).
Most museums open daily, 10am-5:30pm
Free admission for all Smithsonian museums.

National Zoo (Woodley-Park Zoo/Adams Morgan or Cleveland Park Stations, Red Line)
http://nationalzoo.si.edu or 202.633.4800; 202.673.7800 (TTY)
10am-6pm, Free Admission

United States Capitol Complex (East end of National Mall)
www.aoc.gov/cc/index.cfm or 202-224-4048 (Voice); 202-224-4049 (TTY)
Mon.-Sat., 9am-4:30 pm

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens (Huntington Station, Yellow Line)
www.mountvernon.org/ or 703.780.2000 9am-5pm, daily, $13 adult admission
Manual wheelchairs available on site

Library of Congress (Capitol South Station, Blue/Orange Line)
www.loc.gov/ or 202.707.8000
M-Sat., 10am-5pm, Open 24/7

Lincoln Memorial (Opposite Washington Monument)

U.S. Botanical Gardens (Federal Center or Capitol South stations, Blue/Orange lines)
www.usbg.gov/ or 202.225.8333
Conservatory Hours: open 10am-5pm daily
National Garden Hours: open 10am-7pm daily
Bartholdi Park Hours: open dawn to dusk, daily
Free admission.

International Spy Museum (Chinatown Station, Red/Yellow Lines)
www.spymuseum.org/ or 866.779.6873
10am-6pm, last admission to the Permanent Exhibition is 4pm
$18 adult admission

National Aquarium (Federal Triangle Station, Blue/Orange Lines)
www.nationalaquarium.com/ or 202.482.2825
Open 9am-5pm
$7 general admission

The Marian Koshland Science Museum (Gallery Place or Chinatown Stations, Red/Green/Yellow Lines)
www.koshland-science-museum.org/ or 202-334-1201 or toll-free 888-KOSHLAND (888-567-4526)
Open 10 am-6 pm daily, except Tuesdays
$5 adult admission

Washington National Cathedral (Tenleytown/AU Station, Red Line)
www.nationalcathedral.org/ or 202.537.6200
Mon-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 8 am-6:30pm
Tours are 10am-11:15am, and 12:45pm-3:30pm, starting every thirty minutes.

Woodley Park and Adams Morgan Neighborhoods (Various stations)
Great dining and shopping.

Pentagon City Mall (Blue Line)
Open Mon. to Sat.,10am - 9:30pm; Sun.,11am - 6pm

Washington, DC Area Performances the Week of December 6-12th

Romeo and Juliet
Fri, November 25 through Fri, December 23
Presented by Synetic Theater
Call 800-494-8497 to order

Shakespeare's classic story of star-crossed lovers is one of Synetic's landmark productions. And just in time for the holidays, the company will revisit its passionate and lyrical production of Romeo and Juliet. Love, passion and timelessness are all made stunningly physical in this rendition of Shakespeare's great romantic tragedy. Set within the gears of a giant clock, Synetic's adaptation explores the untimely nature of one of literature's greatest love stories. The gears of the clock become the world the church, the balcony and the mausoleum all transform before the eyes. Using shadows, props, mime, dance, sinuous combat, and, most of all, passionate acting, Romeo and Juliet is a heart-stopping thrill to experience.

The Golden Dragon
Wed, November 2 through Sun, December 11
Call 202-332-3300 to order

In the cramped kitchen of The Golden Dragon, a pan-Asian restaurant, a young Chinese cook--the new one, the one who's looking for his sister--has a toothache. The orders keep flying as he screams in the kitchen, knitting the customers' lives together in a mix of fried rice noodles, steamed dumplings, and pineapple-peach chicken. The other four cooks pull their coworker's tooth using some vodka and a spare wrench. His tooth ends up in the Thai soup of an exhausted flight attendant. In the apartment building above her, a young couple fight and eat takeout, while another man escapes from his apartment to the restaurant below to avoid watching his wife move out. The same man ends up drinking with the shopkeeper of the dry goods store next door to the restaurant, who is more connected to the young Chinese man than anyone suspects. Dark, funny, and startling, Schimmelpfennig's play traces the isolation and unexpected connections of a globalized world.

Thu, December 1 through Sun, December 18
Call 202-332-3300 to order

Lauren Weedman is an actor, trying to live the life in LA. She volunteers with Beyond Bars, an advocacy group that works in a women's jail, hoping that her work will take her out of her increasingly self-absorbed LA-life. She means well, but things keep happening. Like trying to find her orientation for Beyond Bars, while chatting on her cell phone about her recent evening with "really, just the tiniest bit of cocaine." And then finding out that her orientation group has overheard everything she's said. But her saving grace is her honesty and disarming humor--she eventually tells her orientation group she signed up "because a women's jail is the only place in LA where I have a shot at being the prettiest girl in the room." Ultimately, Weedman comes to embody women from across the economic and incarceration divides as she comes to understand these women--and herself--on new terms.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Fri, November 18 through Fri, December 30
Call 301-634-2270 to order

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!," we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season from three-time Tony nominee and Olivier Award winning playwright Ken Ludwig. Adventure Theatre will hold a slightly adjusted Autism/Sensory Friendly performance for those families with children who are diagnosed with Autism, Asperger's syndrome and other conditions related to sensory awareness on 12/31. An ASL interpreted performance will be held on 12/3. Both performances are open to the public.

A Christmas Carol
Fri, November 18 through Sat, December 31
Call 202-347-4833 to order

A must-see holiday tradition! Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Originally conceived by Michael Baron, this music-infused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens's Yuletide classic. Acclaimed Washington stage actor Edward Gero returns to play Scrooge. The Washington Post proclaims "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly." Recommended for ages 5 and up.