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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          Bikes counted

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          110 Trail
          423
          14th Street Bridge
          1439
          Arlington Mill Trail
          442
          Ballston Connector
          109
          Bluemont Connector
          216
          CC Connector
          689
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          161
          Custis Bon Air Park
          359
          Custis Rosslyn
          1161
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          122
          Joyce St NB
          26
          Joyce St SB
          24
          Key Bridge East
          1096
          Key Bridge West
          521
          Military NB bike lane
          37
          Military SB bike lane
          41
          MVT Airport South
          2176
          Quincy NB bike lane
          86
          Quincy SB bike lane
          68
          Roosevelt Bridge
          298
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          1093
          TR Island Bridge
          1309
          WOD Bon Air Park
          1305
          WOD Bon Air West
          1577
          WOD Columbia Pike
          1118
          WOD East Falls Church
          1203
          Wilson WB bike lane
          169

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          762
          14th Street Bridge
          567
          Arlington Mill Trail
          1080
          Ballston Connector
          249
          Bluemont Connector
          443
          CC Connector
          823
          Custis Bon Air Park
          236
          Custis Rosslyn
          786
          Joyce St NB
          63
          Joyce St SB
          176
          Key Bridge East
          3108
          Key Bridge West
          1149
          MVT Airport South
          611
          Roosevelt Bridge
          163
          TR Island Bridge
          1653
          WOD Bon Air Park
          846
          WOD Bon Air West
          989
          WOD Columbia Pike
          905
          WOD East Falls Church
          483

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