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Top Tourist Attractions in Arlington, According to Google

By ARLnow.com - ARLNow.com

Friday - 2/8/2013, 2:00pm  ET

A group of veterans at the Tomb of the Unknowns Tour buses in front of Pentagon City mall

Tourists and visitors spent some $2.7 billion in Arlington in 2011, making Arlington the top county in Virginia for visitor spending

But what are those tourists doing in Arlington once they get here? According to Google, they’re largely visiting military monuments and shopping malls.

Google lists the following as the most frequently mentioned Arlington tourist attractions on the web.

  1. Arlington National Cemetery
  2. U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
  3. Arlington House
  4. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
  5. Tomb of the Unknowns
  6. United States Air Force Memorial
  7. Ballston Common Mall
  8. Netherlands Carillon

The tourism website Trip Advisor also maintains a list of Arlington tourism attractions. The following are the ten most traveler-recommended tourist attractions in Arlington.

  1. Tomb of the Unknowns
  2. Arlington National Cemetery
  3. U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
  4. Signature Theatre
  5. Pentagon Memorial
  6. Gravelly Point Park
  7. Women in Military Service for America Memorial
  8. Arlington House
  9. Mount Vernon Trail
  10. United States Air Force Memorial