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
    To get to the start of each Walkabout route, there are plenty of car-free options.  Visit CarFreeNearMe to determine which of those options, from Capital Bikeshare to ART to Metro, is best for you. 
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  • Acknowledgements: Created with Nancy Starnes, former Mayor of Sparta, NJ and VP, National Organization on Disability
  • PRINTABLE WALKABOUT ROUTE MAP IS AVAILABLE HERE: English (PDF, 2 MB, Adobe Reader required)

Ballston-Virginia Square News You Can Use

While you're out in Ballston, check out the Ballston's Farmers Market, Welburn Square on N. Taylor Street, Arlington, VA 22203. Hours: Thursdays, 3pm – 7pm

Have Some News We Can Use? As much as we try to keep our Walkabout maps up to date, Arlington keeps changing.  If you see something that's out-of-date in our Walkabouts maps or information, please use the Comments section below, or on any of the Walkabouts pages, to let us know and we'll add the update under News You Can Use for that Walkabout.

Map: Ballston-Virginia Square Walkabout
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WalkArlington
February 20, 2014, 1:39 PM

While you're out in Ballston, check out the farmer's market:

Ballston Farmers’ Market

Welburn Square

Arlington, VA 22203

Hours: Thursdays, 3-7pm

http://ballstonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/

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