Arlington provides easy access to Washington, D.C., a bustling destination rich in everything from great art museums to iconic monuments. The Smithsonian, the National Gallery, and the Mall—all are among the country’s greatest cultural and historic treasures.
Among Arlington’s many “urban villages,” our Ballston area is known for its excellent shopping, sophisticated dining and entertainment options, as well as its green spaces and pedestrian-friendly layout. The Westin Arlington Gateway is within walking distance of the Ballston Common Mall and the Ballston MU Metro Station.
Ballston is also a renowned hub of science and technology—home to the nation’s greatest concentration of scientific research agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, CACI International, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). We're also close to Marymount University and numerous corporate headquarters.