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For a Quick Getaway, the Choice Is Crystal Clear

August 7, 2017

ROSS’ Alexandria, VA apartments are the perfect home base for one-day adventures in Crystal City and beyond.

As wonderful as life is in and around ROSS’ Alexandria, VA apartments, it’s still good to get away occasionally, even if it’s just for a day. Here’s a quick guide to determining whether you need some out-of-town time. You’ve been hanging around your apartment too much if…


  1. You’re on a first-name basis with all the farmers at the Del Ray Farmers’ Market.
  2. They know your style – and your size – at Lou Lou.
  3. When you walk into Murphy’s, everyone says your name.
  4. You can’t scare up any enthusiasm for the Ghost & Graveyard Tour.


If any or all of these things ring a bell, we suggest you slowly back away from the waterfront, turn around and quicktime it to your personal vehicle to expand your horizons at a brand new destination – a magical place called Crystal City!

The magic starts with the legendary Crystal City Shops, easily accessible by car, Uber, Metro or VRE. They’re situated on Crystal Drive and run from 12th Street to 23rd. Here’s a pretty good description of what you can expect there:

“The Crystal City Shops is a compilation of contemporary restaurants, celebrated chefs, and cool cafes, many with al fresco seating, lined along colorful tree-lined streets. This consummate foodies find, fused with over 100 stores and services, makes for an energetic and modern marketplace with a personality and point of view all its own.”

You might want to consider concentrating on the incredible array of shops and services you’ll discover there. Be sure to save some of your appetite for Crystal City’s amazing restaurant row, featuring an eclectic mix of cuisines from all over the world. Restaurant row is located one block of 23rd Street South between South Fern and South Eads.

Still not ready to come home yet? That’s okay, because you’re only a few blocks from even more treasures at Pentagon Row and Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. We recommend not trying to tackle this all in one day. But, on the other hand, if you really want to stay longer, you’re only a few minutes from relaxing in your wonderful ROSS apartment in Alexandria…unless, of course, you don’t have one yet!

In that case, we urge you to come in and tour any of our Alexandria, VA apartment communities. Then, you and Alexandria can get to know each other before you take on Crystal City…or downtown DC or National Harbor or any of the other many places that are conveniently located nearby. It’s clearly the right thing to do.