Crystal City

Photo: Metrobus stopCrystal City is a fascinating complex of office buildings, residential high-rises, boutiques, shops, cafes, and restaurants, all near the Crystal City Metro station. Many of the buildings around the Metro station are linked not only by tree-lined streets above ground, but also by an extensive underground system of corridors and walkways, lined with shops, eateries, and services.

Crystal City has over 4,600 hotel rooms to accommodate visitors, with easy access to Washington, D.C. and Reagan National Airport. But more important to the thousands of people who live and work here, Crystal City is very convenient for everyday necessities as well. Pharmacies, banks, doctor and dentist's offices, a post office and supermarkets are all part of the amenities that residents can find close to home. The two Metrorail lines, Metrobus service, bike/pedestrian trails, and Capital Bikeshare make it an ideal location for commuters, too. A short connector trail leads to the 18.5-mile Mount Vernon Trail.

The Crystal City Water Park is one of several outdoor lunch spots, and regularly offers summer concerts both during lunch and evenings. The many restaurants in Crystal City provide a variety of cuisines and an active nightlife.

Need help with your car-free options? The Commuter Store® located in the Crystal City Shops, 251 18th Street South (across from Dunkin' Donuts) has knowledgeable staff to answer any of your bike, walk and transit questions. Get maps, schedules and buy Capital Bikeshare memberships or fares for all the regional transit systems.

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Car-Free Transportation Options and Car-Free Diet Partners in Crystal City

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          110 Trail
          697
          14th Street Bridge
          1413
          Arlington Mill Trail
          340
          Ballston Connector
          192
          Bluemont Connector
          161
          CC Connector
          222
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          133
          Custis Bon Air Park
          935
          Custis Rosslyn
          994
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          96
          Joyce St NB
          45
          Joyce St SB
          22
          Key Bridge East
          871
          Key Bridge West
          340
          Military NB bike lane
          48
          Military SB bike lane
          32
          MVT Airport South
          2166
          Quincy NB bike lane
          62
          Quincy SB bike lane
          45
          Roosevelt Bridge
          353
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          0
          TR Island Bridge
          0
          WOD Bon Air Park
          1311
          WOD Bon Air West
          1653
          WOD Columbia Pike
          954
          WOD East Falls Church
          1333
          Wilson WB bike lane
          321

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          110 Trail
          636
          14th Street Bridge
          286
          Arlington Mill Trail
          732
          Ballston Connector
          240
          Bluemont Connector
          275
          CC Connector
          422
          Custis Bon Air Park
          600
          Custis Rosslyn
          462
          Joyce St NB
          88
          Joyce St SB
          167
          Key Bridge East
          2682
          Key Bridge West
          1106
          MVT Airport South
          533
          Roosevelt Bridge
          198
          TR Island Bridge
          2373
          WOD Bon Air Park
          1025
          WOD Bon Air West
          961
          WOD Columbia Pike
          711
          WOD East Falls Church
          682

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