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Marriott International

June 12, 2014 11:16 ET

Find Simple Opportunities for Fun While Staying at Prominent Crystal City, VA Hotel

Crystal Gateway Marriott Reveals Hidden Gems Near DCA

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2014) -  Finding fun and relaxing things to do while in Washington, D.C., whether traveling for business or leisure, comes easy when staying at one of Arlington's most prominent Reagan Airport hotels. From Monday night movies, green space with a path leading to the popular Mount Vernon Trail and the wealth of things to do at Mount Vernon, there's no time for boredom when staying at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, a great pick for creating a fun family getaway or unwinding during a long layover.

The hotel's convenient Crystal City location with lobby access to the Crystal City metro and less than a mile from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport makes it easy for guests to enjoy hidden gems among nearby things to do, including local community events, Pentagon City shopping and entertainment as well national attractions, all while enjoying the comforts of stylish full-service lodging.

Even Monday nights are filled with fun in the neighborhood as a local courtyard provides the perfect place to watch a top flick on the Crystal Screen, enjoy the refreshing night air, socialize with family and friends or make new acquaintances. The free outdoor movie festival is held every Monday just after sunset through August for a relaxing new twist on weeknight fun.

Naturalists will enjoy visiting Gravelly Point Park located just north of Ronald Reagan National Airport, where wide open space offers plenty of room for playing Frisbee or football, picnicking or biking. The nearby park is the optimum place for watching air planes taking off from Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Activities, tours and great summer events are popular for anyone who enjoys exploring family-friendly festivals, unique culinary experiences and the historic heritage that George Washington's Mount Vernon so graciously preserves. Boasting a calendar filled with events and activities, there's something for everyone at Mount Vernon so travelers can pick their favorite options or plan an entire day discovering the beautiful gardens, 18th century home, farm, museums, galleries, distillery, trails and more. Many of the displays include operational activities true to the estate's day-to-day events during Washington's life.

Whether wrapping up a day of business or corralling the kids for lunch, tantalizing dining options are available from the many nearby restaurants, including local favorites and popular national chains that can easily be accessed from the hotel's location on the Jefferson Davis Highway. On-site dining is also available from the lodging's two restaurants where Mediterranean and American favorites fill the menus. Or stop by Einstein Bagel's, located in the lobby, for a quick bite before heading out for a long day of sightseeing.

About the Crystal Gateway Marriott
Located in Arlington, Virginia, the Crystal Gateway Marriott offers guests the ultimate in comfort and convenience featuring well-appointed guest rooms and spacious suites furnished with ergonomic desks, HDTVs, technology panels and high-speed Internet access. Amenities also include two concierge levels with complimentary continental breakfast and all-day drinks, and all guests are pampered with gym privileges and access to an indoor-outdoor connecting pool. Providing full-service for both business and leisure travelers, the hotel features 27 meeting rooms with 35,377 square feet of stylish event space ideal for corporate events or elegant social gatherings. To learn more about the Crystal Gateway Marriott, call 866-725-1860.

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