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Boston to Arlington (Virginia) drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Boston to Arlington (Virginia) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boston to Arlington (Virginia). If you're planning a road trip to Arlington (Virginia), you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Boston
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:15 am  Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:15 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

1:09 pm  Hartford
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:18 pm  New York City
stay overnight at The Standard New York
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The Standard New York
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:43 am  Philadelphia
eat at Reading Terminal Market
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 2:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:25 pm  Baltimore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:25 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:26 pm  arrive in Arlington (Virginia)
eat at Mitsitam Cafe
stay at JW Marriott Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)  (4 mentions)

Hartford  (14 answers)
    The Mark Twain House & Museum  (4 mentions)
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    questions about Hartford:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Hartford?

New York City  (622 answers)
    Central Park  (149 mentions)
    High Line Park  (110 mentions)
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art  (85 mentions)
    Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
    Times Square  (59 mentions)
    restaurants around New York City:
        Katz's Delicatessen
        Shake Shack
        Lombardi's Pizza
        Balthazar Restaurant
        Eataly
    hotels around New York City:
        The Standard New York
        Ace Hotel New York
        The Plaza
        Hotel Gansevoort
        Crosby Street Hotel
    questions about New York City:
        Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?
        free or cheap things to do in NYC
        What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?
        48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!
        Which NYC museums are must see? We only have time for two.

Philadelphia  (122 answers)
    Philadelphia Museum of Art  (16 mentions)
    The Liberty Bell  (12 mentions)
    Eastern State Penitentiary  (8 mentions)
    Spruce Street Harbor Park  (8 mentions)
    Independence Mall  (7 mentions)
    restaurants around Philadelphia:
        Reading Terminal Market
        Jim's Steaks
        Pat's King of Steaks
        Geno's Steaks
        Zahav
    questions about Philadelphia:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?
        Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?
        Eating out on a budget.

Baltimore  (54 answers)
    Fells Point  (11 mentions)
    Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
    Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
    Canton  (4 mentions)
    The Helmand  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Baltimore:
        G&M Restaurant and Lounge
        Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market
        Phillips Seafood
        The Abbey Burger Bistro
        Max's Taphouse
    questions about Baltimore:
        Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baltimore?


Where's the best place to stay in Arlington (Virginia)?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Arlington (Virginia).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out JW Marriott Hotel, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Willard  (3 mentions)

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Where's the best place to eat in Arlington (Virginia)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mitsitam Cafe, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Founding Farmers  (9 mentions)
Rose's Luxury  (9 mentions)
Ben's Chili Bowl  (8 mentions)

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What are some things to do in Arlington (Virginia)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

National Mall  (30 mentions)
Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
National Gallery of Art  (19 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Arlington (Virginia). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Arlington (Virginia) for a first time visitor?  (3 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Arlington (Virginia) to Boston drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Boston to Arlington (Virginia). Or get a full Boston to Arlington (Virginia) flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Boston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Boston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 443 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 13 minutes
226 Boston travel answers
14 Hartford travel answers
622 New York City travel answers
122 Philadelphia travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
18 Arlington (Virginia) travel answers





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