By Sarah Jaudon


Welcome to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBMHH), located in the beautiful and historic Arlington, Virginia. JBMHH is surrounded by gorgeous cherry blossoms, idyllic waterfront views, and unmatched historical significance. There is so much to do and see around the base, so we’ve compiled a list of the best Arlington, VA, things to do near JBMHH.

21 of the Best Arlington, VA, Things To Do Near JBMHH


1. Patton Hall Pool Complex

214 Jackson Avenue Fort Myer, Virginia 22211


: 1 (703) 522-5932 Patton Hall Pool Complex offers four large swimming pools for laps, exercise, and swimming, in addition to diving boards and two water slides. Swim lessons are available for a nominal fee.

JBMHH Bowling

2. JBMHH Bowling Center

224 McNair Rd. BLDG 411 Fort Myer, Virginia 22211


: 1 (703) 528-4766 JBMHH Bowling Center is located on base with over 20 bowling lanes and is a great place to host a birthday party, event, or fun night out. Open Monday through Friday from 0700-2100.

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3. Fort Myer Fitness Center

212 Sheridan Ave. BLDG 414 Fort Myer, Virginia 22211


: 1 (703) 696-7868 Fort Myer Fitness Center is a two-story fitness center catering to all fitness levels. Group classes, personal training, saunas, basketball and volleyball courts, combatives training, and a full-service gym are available Monday through Friday.

4. Movement Crystal City

1235 S Clark St. Arlington, VA 22202


: 1 (703) 340-2700 Movement Crystal City is an extensive indoor exercise facility with over 35,000 square feet of indoor climbing walls, a yoga studio, a full gym, and fitness classes. They’re open seven days a week, and new climbers are welcome! Outdoor Recreation Near JBMHH

Outdoor Recreation Near JBMHH

5. Mosaic Park

538 N Pollard St. Arlington, VA 22203


: 1 (703) 228-6525 Mosaic Park has exciting activities, including a rain garden, multi-purpose court, a large green area, a children’s playground, a water feature, and a colorful climbing wall.

6. Ocean Dunes Waterpark

6060 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22205


: 1 (703) 534-3437 Ocean Dunes Waterpark is a wonderful Regional Park loaded with fun water activities like waterslides, a giant dump bucket, waterfalls, and spray features. This park is fun for the whole family.

7. Hayes Park

1516 N Lincoln St. Arlington, VA 22201


: 1 (703) 228-6525 Hayes Park offers over three acres of fun, featuring playgrounds for kids of all ages, a water park, and covered picnic tables. The tennis courts and basketball courts are lit for convenience, and they’re open until 2300 seven days a week.

8. Upton Hill Regional Park

6060 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22205


: 1 (703) 534-3437 Upton Hill Regional Park is one of the best things to do near Arlington, VA, for families. This park has so much adventure, with mini-golf, hiking trails, swimming pools, batting cages, and climbing structures. Open seven days a week from dusk until dawn.

9. Green Spring Gardens

4603 Green Spring Rd. Alexandria, VA 22312


: 1 (703) 642-5173 Green Spring Gardens is a must-see national historic site with so much to do. Take a walking tour through the wooded stream pond, visit the greenhouse, shop at the plant and gift shops, or take an educational horticulture class. Green Spring Gardens is open every day until dusk.

10. Hidden Pond Nature Center

8511 Greeley Blvd. West Springfield, VA 22152


: 1 (703) 451-9588 Hidden Pond Nature Center is a pristine undisturbed woodland area with quiet trails, splashing streams, and a tranquil pond. Hidden Pond Nature Center has natural wonders great for field trips, birthdays, and camps. Things To Do Near Arlington, VA

Things To Do Near Arlington, VA

11. Bowlero Arlington

320 23rd St. S Arlington, VA 22202


: 1 (703) 418-6187 Bowlero Arlington is one of the best Arlington, VA, things to do with nonstop fun! Bowlero is a social club with an adult arcade, bowling alley, sports bar, and lounge.

12. Escape Room Arlington

2301 Columbia Pike Suite C Arlington VA 22204


: 1 (703) 232-2546 Escape Room Arlington has four unique and challenging escape room games that will keep you guessing until the very end. Comb through artifacts and cryptic symbols to guide you through each adventure.

13. Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

2903 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204


: 1 (703) 486-2345 When looking for Arlington, VA, things to do at night, the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse is the place to be, with comedians and performers from all over the world making appearances. Check the website for upcoming shows and reserve your tickets online.

14. MedStar Capitals Iceplex

627 N Glebe Rd. Ste. 800 Arlington, VA 22201


: 1 (571) 224-0555 MedStar Capitals Iceplex is a large ice skating rink where you can skate for fun, take lessons, or join a hockey league. Summer hockey camps and ice skating camps are available for children of all ages.

15. 5 Wits Arlington

4238 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203


: 1 (703) 997-9694 5 Wits Arlington is an immersive interactive adventure in a large theme park setting where you become part of a live-action story. 5 Wits is excellent for birthday parties, field trips, and team building, and it’s fun for people of all ages.

16. The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA

3701 Mt Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA 22305


: 1 (703) 549-7500 The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA, is a legendary music hall featuring some of the country's best live bands and musicians. Take a look at the lineup and see if your favorite artist is heading to the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.

Museums Near JBMHH

Museums Near JBMHH

17. Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, VA 22211


: 1 (877) 907-8585 Bernard Thompson Arlington National Cemetery welcomes visitors to explore the rich history found throughout its grounds. Take a bus tour through the cemetery, with stops that include President John F. Kennedy's gravesite, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and other notable memorials and gravesites, like that of Buffalo Soldier Bernard Thompson.

18. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1 Wilson Ave. Fort Myer, VA 22211


: 1 (877) 907-8585 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is an iconic white marble memorial dedicated to honoring the unknown remains of U.S. military men and women who have been killed in action. This beautiful memorial has long been a place for mourners and those who wish to reflect on and honor military service.

19. Arlington Historical Museum

1805 S Arlington Ridge Rd. Arlington, VA 22202


: 1 (703) 892-4204 Arlington Historical Museum is open on Saturday and Sunday from 1300-1600 and is free and open to the public. The museum features many exhibits showcasing the rich history of the east coast, from the Native American display to the exhibits on the Civil War.

20. Black Heritage Museum

2611 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA 22204


: 1 (703) 271-8700 The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington was founded to celebrate the African American journey to freedom in Arlington, VA. The museum focuses on archiving, collecting, and preserving historical items in Arlington relating to Black history.

21. Military Women's Memorial

Memorial Ave, Schley Dr. Arlington, VA 22202


: 1 (703) 892-2606 The Military Women's Memorial is a tribute to America’s Servicewomen from the past and present. The memorial features interactive exhibits, an education center, and a top-notch collection of military women’s stories.


At JBMHH, you will be immersed in our nation's history and filled with pride and respect for your fellow servicemen and women. The nightlife is unique to the city, with venues and events only found on the east coast. For more great ideas on Arlington, VA, things to do, check out Stay Arlington for more information.

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