This series of trails runs in Arlington and Alexandria along both sides of Four Mile Run. The parallel trails start in Crystal City (Arlington) and Potomac Yard (Alexandria) and run about two miles to the W&OD trailhead in Shirlington (Arlington). There are numerous planes where trail users can cross Four Mile Run because of the various vehicle...more
The W&OD Trail follows the old Washington and Old Dominion rail grade from Shirlington 45 miles west to rural Purcellville, VA. Along the way it passes through Falls Church, Leesburg, Reston, Herndon, Vienna Sterling and Ashburn. The popular trail is entirely paved and nine feet wide with a yellow line in the center.The W&OD Railroad traces its...more
The busy outdoor dining area and interesting inside decor drew us to Ping. We went straight to the brightly lit, red bar that had few other customers on this night. We grabbed two of their perhaps 15 funky little stools at the end of the long bar in front of one of their nice flat-screen TVs showing hilarious Japanese gameshows. We glanced at the...more
The Bungalow is a sports bar and pool hall in the Shirlington Village shopping area. This small chain opened in 1997 in Chantilly and has two other locations: Potomac Falls and near the Springfield Mall. We arrived late, maybe 11:30pm and it was very busy. The bar was packed, all of the pull tables were full, and most of the tables were occupied....more
Carlyle Restaurant, like many of the other dining options in Shirlington, is a small local chain with a good following. The owners, Great American Restaurants, also owned Best Buns Bread Company across the street, and about 10 other restaurants in Northern Virginia with names like Coastal Flats, Sweetwater Tavern, and Silverado. Great American...more
Shirlington is accessed by buses, but late at night when the bars close, taxi might be your only option to get home. Since this is a relatively small and isolated area of Arlington, it is kind of off the beaten path for taxis and you won't see too many just cruising through here late at night; it's not like being in the city o rOld Town Alexandria....more
The Quincy Street garage at the ANSER building is marked on Shirlington's website as available for public parking. When you pull up the sign at the entrance says "PERMIT PARKING; TOWING AT OWNERS EXPENSE," but just inside of that is a blue sign that says retail and office parking; "Office parking by permit only 6am to 6pm Mon-Fri." That tells me...more
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