Ballston-Virginia Square Walkabout
Anchored by George Mason University, the Arlington Arts Center, and Quincy Park, Virginia Square is the educational, cultural, and recreational hub of Arlington. Ballston, the county’s west-end downtown, includes the Ballston Common Mall, topped off with a public skating facility that’s used for hockey practice by the Washington Capitals. This Walkabout also offers opportunities for quiet contemplation in parks, the Central Library, Welburn Square, or the tropical atrium of the National Science Foundation.
Length: Just under 2 miles
Terrain: Fairly flat, entirely wheelchair accessible
Car-Free Access: Ballston-MU and Virginia Square-GMU Metro stations on the Orange Line
Acknowledgements: Created with Nancy Starnes, former Mayor of Sparta, NJ and VP, National Organization on Disability
Ballston-Virginia Square News You Can Use
Coming Soon: Tropical Smoothie Café, opening June 20, 2012 at 3811 Fairfax Drive in the Virginia Square Plaza. Stop by for a smoothie before, during, or after your Ballston-Virginia Square Walkabout!
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