Visit Arlington

Places to Stay

From boutique accommodations to full services hotels, there are over 40 convenient and affordable accommodation options in Arlington, all with quick and easy access to Metro and the race course.

Things to See

In addition to being the proud Home of the Marine Corps Marathon, Arlington invites you to experience national treasures like the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima), Arlington National Cemetery, the U.S. Air Force Memorial and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. And of course, the best of D.C. is right next door. With festivals in Crystal City and Rosslyn during and after the Marathon, Arlington’s your starting line for national history and local flavor.


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Planning Your Stay

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Observation Deck

Take in the MCM for the first time from 31 stories up and see expansive views of the nation's capital with this an inclusive food and drinks package at the new Observation Deck at CEB Tower. This amazing VIP experience offers views of the MCM from start to finish from a truly exceptional vantage point! Limited tickets are available. Enjoy in and out access throughout the morning from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Observation Deck is located in downtown Rosslyn, the location of the MCM Finish Festival and walking distance to the MCM start and finish. From here, spectators can enjoy amazing and unparalleled views of the start and multiple sections of the MCM course. Breakfast and lunch will be made to order throughout the event, with inclusive juice, coffee, soda, beer, wine, and signature cocktails. Discount tickets will also be available for purchase by MCM spectators and runners throughout the weekend.