Arlington has always had a close place in my heart. When I first moved to the DC area, it was my first home, and I have so many good memories of my time there. I recently partnered with Hyatt Centric to photograph and explore the area surrounding their Arlington property, and loved revisiting an area that I used to call home.
Luckily, the hotel is just steps away from the Key Bridge making it easy to pop over to Georgetown or head deeper into Arlington. I've rounded up a few of my favorite snaps from the trip as well as some of my favorite spots in the area. I'd love for you to take a look!
Hyatt Centric - the Centric is the boutique version of the Hyatt brand, and I really loved it for the little details like the Drybar hairdryers in the rooms and cute lobby library.
Key Bridge Boathouse - I love boating on the Potomac, and the Key Bridge Boathouse makes it so easy. You can rent a paddle board, kayak, canoe, etc. Perfect for a summer day, and if you're in DC, you can actually get a season pass!
Georgetown - I walked to Georgetown over the bridge from the hotel, but with temperatures in the upper 90s, it was hot. If you're there on a nicer day, this walk is really beautiful. Aside from the obviously amazing shopping in Georgetown, the streets are so quaint, and the residential streets are lovely to walk through even if shopping isn't your thing.
The Marine Corps Memorial - Another easy walk, this memorial is so touching, and its a favorite that I don't get to often enough.
Bikeshare - Bikeshare is one of the easiest ways to get around in the area. I'm slightly biased because my husband promotes alternative & environmentally transportation for a living, but I personally love it.
Barley Mac - Their Garden Pizza with white sauce, yellow corn, broccolini, and roasted garlic is out of this world good. I know it sounds a bit non-traditional, but trust me - it's one of the best pizzas I've had in a long time.
Screwtop - I didn't make it there this trip, but Screwtop is one of my favorite places for a happy hour drink or two in Arlington. Their wine and cheese selection is amazing, and it's on a nice, quiet street in Clarendon.
Key Bridge Terrace - The Key Bridge Terrace is set up so it's a level above the street giving you a nice view of Rosslyn and Wilson Blvd., and it's the perfect spot for getting a snack or a drink outdoors.
Heavy Seas Alehouse - This is another spot right around the corner from the property that's perfect for a dinner or a good local beer.
Note: This post was sponsored by Hyatt Centric. All opinions and thoughts are my own.