Guidebook for Rosslyn

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Guidebook for Rosslyn

Everything Else
Nature preserve. Great for hiking, jogging, rejuvenating.
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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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Nature preserve. Great for hiking, jogging, rejuvenating.
Sightseeing
Home of the iconic U.S. Marine Corps memorial depicting the raising of the Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima island in the Pacific.
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US Marine Corps War Memorial
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Home of the iconic U.S. Marine Corps memorial depicting the raising of the Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima island in the Pacific.
Located just north of the Lincoln Memorial near the intersection of 22nd St. and Constitution Ave. NW, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is free to visit and is open 24 hours a day. It's reputed to be D.C.'s most-visited sightseeing attraction, sometimes referred to as the Wall that heals the controversies that raged over the Vietnam war. The memorial includes the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who died in the conflict. The memorial also includes "The Three Servicemen" statue and the Vietnam Women's Memorial.
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Located just north of the Lincoln Memorial near the intersection of 22nd St. and Constitution Ave. NW, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is free to visit and is open 24 hours a day. It's reputed to be D.C.'s most-visited sightseeing attraction, sometimes referred to as the Wall that heals the controversies that raged over the Vietnam war. The memorial includes the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who died in the conflict. The memorial also includes "The Three Servicemen" statue and the Vietnam Women's Memorial.
The memorial to Albert Einstein, situated in an elm and holly grove across the street from the Vietnam Veterans memorial, features a stunning, rough-hewn bronze statue of the great scientist, honoring the centennial of his birth. Einstein is depicted seated on a three-step bench of Mount Airy (North Carolina) white granite.In its left hand, the figure holds a paper with mathematical equations summarizing three of Einstein's most important scientific contributions: the photoelectric effect, the theory of general relativity, and the equivalence of energy and matter. Three quotations from Einstein are engraved on the bench where the figure is seated: As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail. Joy and amazement of the beauty and grandeur of this world of which man can just form a faint notion. The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true. The star map at the statue's base—a 28-foot field of emerald pearl granite from Larvik, Norway—is embedded with more than 2,700 metal studs representing the planets, sun, moon, stars, and other celestial objects accurately positioned by astronomers from the U.S. Naval Observatory as they were on the dedication date. The sculptor, Robert Berks, known for his portrait busts (John F. Kennedy at Washington's Kennedy Center), based the work on a bust of Einstein he sculpted from life in 1953.
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Albert Einstein Memorial
2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest
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The memorial to Albert Einstein, situated in an elm and holly grove across the street from the Vietnam Veterans memorial, features a stunning, rough-hewn bronze statue of the great scientist, honoring the centennial of his birth. Einstein is depicted seated on a three-step bench of Mount Airy (North Carolina) white granite.In its left hand, the figure holds a paper with mathematical equations summarizing three of Einstein's most important scientific contributions: the photoelectric effect, the theory of general relativity, and the equivalence of energy and matter. Three quotations from Einstein are engraved on the bench where the figure is seated: As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail. Joy and amazement of the beauty and grandeur of this world of which man can just form a faint notion. The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true. The star map at the statue's base—a 28-foot field of emerald pearl granite from Larvik, Norway—is embedded with more than 2,700 metal studs representing the planets, sun, moon, stars, and other celestial objects accurately positioned by astronomers from the U.S. Naval Observatory as they were on the dedication date. The sculptor, Robert Berks, known for his portrait busts (John F. Kennedy at Washington's Kennedy Center), based the work on a bust of Einstein he sculpted from life in 1953.
The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. As opposition to the Vietnam War swelled among American youth, sites like the Lincoln Memorial became venues for pacifist protests. In May 1970, just days after shootings at Kent State University, the monument was the backdrop for a candlelight vigil that lasted into the night. The demonstration attracted an unlikely visitor: President Richard Nixon, who visited the Memorial just after 4 a.m. to “talk some sense” into the protesting crowd of around 30 students. Nixon later recounted, “"I walked over to a group of them and shook hands. They were not unfriendly. As a matter of fact they seemed somewhat over-awed and of course quite surprised."
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Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest
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The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. As opposition to the Vietnam War swelled among American youth, sites like the Lincoln Memorial became venues for pacifist protests. In May 1970, just days after shootings at Kent State University, the monument was the backdrop for a candlelight vigil that lasted into the night. The demonstration attracted an unlikely visitor: President Richard Nixon, who visited the Memorial just after 4 a.m. to “talk some sense” into the protesting crowd of around 30 students. Nixon later recounted, “"I walked over to a group of them and shook hands. They were not unfriendly. As a matter of fact they seemed somewhat over-awed and of course quite surprised."
Essentials
A quick walk from River Place -- a new Target provides groceries, conveninece store items and a large selection of household products.
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Target
1500 Wilson Blvd
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A quick walk from River Place -- a new Target provides groceries, conveninece store items and a large selection of household products.
Food Scene
Nearby restaurants of note
A colorful crab shack with patio dining in a quiet neighborhood. The Quarterdeck is tucked away from traffic and is close enough to hear bugle calls from Joint U.S. Army/Marine Corps Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
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Quarterdeck
1200 Fort Myer Drive
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A colorful crab shack with patio dining in a quiet neighborhood. The Quarterdeck is tucked away from traffic and is close enough to hear bugle calls from Joint U.S. Army/Marine Corps Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
Gourmet selection of hot, hand-carved sandwiches, piled high, including brisket, roasted turkey, grilled chicken, Hot Pastrami, Rueben, steak and cheese. Lots of fresh fixings may be added, including alfalfa sprouts, tomato, avocado. Excellent service with a smile. Open for breakfast. Full coffee bar. Pro tip: the iced americano is said to be made with coffee ice (repeat: coffee ice). Lobby seating area features TVs linked to shows airing in the local ABC station upstairs. Open 6:30a-4p weekdays. Closed on weekends.
Ahra Cafe & Sandwich
1100 Wilson Boulevard
Gourmet selection of hot, hand-carved sandwiches, piled high, including brisket, roasted turkey, grilled chicken, Hot Pastrami, Rueben, steak and cheese. Lots of fresh fixings may be added, including alfalfa sprouts, tomato, avocado. Excellent service with a smile. Open for breakfast. Full coffee bar. Pro tip: the iced americano is said to be made with coffee ice (repeat: coffee ice). Lobby seating area features TVs linked to shows airing in the local ABC station upstairs. Open 6:30a-4p weekdays. Closed on weekends.
Barley Mac is a Rosslyn bourbon bar and restaurant specializing in over 100 whiskeys, nifty craft cocktails, and American tavern cuisine with an Italian twist. Excellent brunches also.
Barley Mac
1600 Wilson Blvd
Barley Mac is a Rosslyn bourbon bar and restaurant specializing in over 100 whiskeys, nifty craft cocktails, and American tavern cuisine with an Italian twist. Excellent brunches also.
Getting Around
The Rosslyn metro is the junction of three metro lines -- Orange, Blue and the new Silver line to Dulles International Airport. It's also a major bus hub and close to the ultra-convenient DC Circulator bus that links Rosslyn to DC's trendy Georgetown and Dupont Circle neighborhoods.
N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay E
The Rosslyn metro is the junction of three metro lines -- Orange, Blue and the new Silver line to Dulles International Airport. It's also a major bus hub and close to the ultra-convenient DC Circulator bus that links Rosslyn to DC's trendy Georgetown and Dupont Circle neighborhoods.
Entertainment & Activities
The in-house gym features advanced equipment, sauna and steam room. Free fitness classes are offered several times a week, including in Tai Chi and Piyo - a fusion of Pilates and Yoga.
River Place South
1011 Arlington Boulevard
The in-house gym features advanced equipment, sauna and steam room. Free fitness classes are offered several times a week, including in Tai Chi and Piyo - a fusion of Pilates and Yoga.
Coffee Shop
Compass Coffee
1201 Wilson Blvd