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National Landing: Eat, play, stay

By Luke Fichter

National Landing is the perfect destination for anyone looking to eat, play, and stay in style. Our thriving neighborhood not only offers culinary delights and boutique shopping, but also features parks and convenient accommodations near the airport.

Eat and Shop

At the heart of National Landing lies 23rd Street. This historic strip has been a hub for food lovers for decades, featuring diverse dining options such as Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant and Urban Thai. The area's vibrant restaurant scene is complemented by a variety of other shops and boutiques making it a perfect spot for an afternoon or evening spree.

Adding to the area’s appeal are the numerous eateries found at Metropolitan Park and Water Park. Metropolitan Park hosts a variety of shops and casual dining options, perfect for grabbing a bite while enjoying outdoor activities. Similarly, National Landing Water Park offers a tranquil setting with 11 new outdoor dining kiosks, including Brij Coffee, ideal for enjoying refreshments in a serene environment.

Play and Discover

National Landing's parks offer more than just green spaces; they are hubs of activity and exploration. Metropolitan Park is a redesigned urban oasis featuring walking paths, public art installations, and community events such as concerts and fitness classes. It’s a great spot to enjoy nature without leaving the urban environment.

For those seeking more dramatic views and sports facilities, Long Bridge Park is a must-visit. The park offers views of the Washington, D.C. skyline and the Potomac River as well as soccer and lacrosse fields. The spacious esplanade is perfect for strolling and cycling, ensuring plenty of options for both active recreation and relaxation.

Stay and Relax

When it comes to accommodations, National Landing does not disappoint. The area boasts nearly 5,600 hotel rooms, offering a range of options from luxurious to budget-friendly. Its proximity to Washington National Airport (DCA) makes it exceptionally convenient for travelers too. Visitors can enjoy modern amenities and easy access to the airport, making it an ideal choice for both short visits and extended stays.


Getting around National Landing is remarkably easy, thanks to its comprehensive network of transportation options. The neighborhood is served by three Metro stations: Pentagon City, Crystal City, and the newly added Potomac Yard, making it effortless to travel to and from downtown Washington, D.C. and other regional attractions. For those who prefer biking, there are 23 Capital Bikeshare stations scattered throughout the area, providing a fun and eco-friendly way to explore. Additionally, the Virginia Railway Express station offers convenient commuter train services, and the scenic Mount Vernon Trail is perfect for those who enjoy walking or cycling with a view.

Whether you’re dining at a trendy restaurant on 23rd Street, exploring lush parks, or relaxing in a comfortable hotel, National Landing provides a dynamic and inviting atmosphere for all. With its blend of dining, shopping, and recreational offerings, along with convenient travel connections, National Landing truly is a top destination to eat, play, and stay.