Crystal City, Arlington's largest downtown, is transforming. Bright and vibrant, Crystal City now features an abundance of fine restaurants, cafes, specialty stores, outdoor movie nights, bike trails, and an award winning theater with Synetic Theater.

With its quick access to the Metro area and proximity to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the area is attracting many well-known businesses, non-profits, artists, tourists, and residents - all who are excited to call Crystal City home. From our hotels to our transportation options, Crystal City is also a green and environmentally-minded area - visitors can feel good about their stay with us, inside and out.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN.

Whether you are a seasoned tourist, a working professional or a aspiring resident, come experience Crystal City!


Crystal City News

Warm Up This Winter in Crystal City
November 15, 2012
Sip Your Way Through September in Crystal City
September 4, 2012
Crystal City Metro Entry Gets Convenient, Colorful Upgrade
The Crystal City METRO will soon have an even more convenient and colorful entryway. The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with Vornado /Charles E. Smith, Arlington County, WMATA, and ADI Construction, will break ground on September 4th at 10:00 a.m. on an enhancement that will create an especially comfortable commute for the more than 26,000 riders who use the Crystal City METRO station each day.
August 30, 2012
Crystal City Announces an Award Winning Line-Up for 2013
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce the audience-selected movies for their 2013 outdoor film festival Crystal Screen: Blockbusters.
August 28, 2012
Registration Now Open for the Crystal City Diamond Derby
Online registration is now open for cyclists who wish to participate in the second Crystal City Diamond Derby, taking place Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 4pm to 10pm.
August 21, 2012

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Upcoming Events

1K Wine Walk
1K Beer Walk
Crystal Couture
The DC area’s hottest fashion show and high-end bargain trunk sale returns to Crystal City this February! Next year’s event will be the biggest and best we’ve had so far. Crystal Couture already brings over 40 of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques and designers all under one roof, and we’re expecting even more this year because of its new location. We have moved Couture to an office building which has more space to house a bigger runway and more boutiques.

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