If you are planning to move to Arlington before the fall, use the school break to check out your future home with your family. One way to become familiar with the area is to check out the local events and activities. This is a great way to explore the city and meet your neighbors. You can start by visiting the following attractions this summer.

Signature Theater

You can get to know the local talent by attending a Sizzlin’ Nights event at the Signature Theater. Listen to several girls perform hit songs in the Monumental Theatre show, or watch the understudies steal the show in Revenge of the Understudies. The other shows include Entirely Elvis, Passion and Blues Revolution. The intimate space ensures you have a great view of the stage from any seat.

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

Treat your family to a shopping spree at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. You can find stores such as Forever 21, GameStop and Bath and Body Works in this mall. When you need a break from shopping, stop by Subway, Villa Pizza or Chipotle Mexican Grill for a bite to eat. The mall also includes a Budget Car Rental, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Salon Cielo and Spa. You can also check out the events at different stores and restaurants, from a special sale to a new menu item.

Clarendon Restaurants

If you love to sample different cuisines, Clarendon is just the neighborhood for you. You can spend the summer trying authentic Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Vietnamese and American dishes. Savor the taste of a Mediterranean cuisine at the Cava Mezze Restaurant, or dine on a tasty French cuisine at Lyon Hall. The restaurants also include the Clarendon Grill, Liberty Tavern and Hard Times Cafe. Clarendon is a great place to discover new dishes and meet other residents.

Arlington National Cemetery

Pay your respects to those who have served and fallen at this historic cemetery. It features landmarks such as the President John F. Kennedy Gravesite, Korean War Contemplative Bench, Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is also the home of the well-known Memorial Amphitheater. The cemetery also holds events such as ceremonies and history tours.

Alcova Heights Park

There is something for everyone to do at Alcova Heights Park. You can engage in a friendly game with your future neighbors on the basketball court, baseball field or sand volleyball court. Host a gathering at the picnic area as your children play at the nearby playground. The park also includes a stream for those who enjoy sitting by the water, which is great when you need a break from the shops and restaurants in the city.

Photo by Alair Homes ArlingtonMore exterior home ideas

You can start building your custom home in the city by contacting Alair Homes Arlington. Alair Homes helps you find a professional who is qualified for the job. The company has specialized in home projects for many years, so you can rest assured that your new home is in good hands. The first step to building your new home is to request a project consultation. You can enjoy the summer events in the city while the team works on your dream home.