Playing on the Metro

Stuck at home? Don’t want to drive? Battle boredom with these walkable Metrorail stops in NoVA.

Stuck at home? Don’t want to drive? Battle boredom with these walkable Metrorail stops in NoVA. —Tim Regan

Orange Line

Dunn Loring
Angelika Film Center (.9 Miles away)
Catch an indie film and grab a bite at the attached café. Look for the massive flashing outdoor screen above the theater.

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East Falls Church
One More Page Books (.5 miles away)
Buy a book from the locally-owned store that saw a visit from President Obama and his daughters in 2012.

CD Cellar (.3 miles away)
Trade old records for new ones at this CD-LP-DVD store, or talk music with the local experts and gain a newfound aural appreciation.

Summers Restaurant (344 feet away)
Word on the street says that this is the spot in NoVA for overseas soccer matches. On a typical day, the eatery’s televisions stream a handful of matches from countries like Spain, England and Mexico.

Artisphere (.1 miles away)
Walk two blocks to Artisphere for art from NoVA and abroad. Among the exhibitions includes painting, performance, films and live show art forms.


Blue Line

Van Dorn Street
Urban Evolution (.3 miles away)
Drop in to Urban Evolution and learn how the pros parkour during fitness classes that scale walls and other obstacles. Be prepared to sweat—this form of improvised exercise can work you to the core.

King Street-Old Town
Aftertime Comics (.4 miles away)
Too many comic shops have been overrun by toys, games and weird Japanese candies. Not at Aftertime Comics, where vintage comics and trade-ins line the wall alongside brand new, glossy issues. / 703-548-5030

National Airport
Gravelly Point Park (.9 miles away)
Take a hike across the Mt. Vernon trail and you’ll arrive in Gravelly Point Park, otherwise known as “that place where the planes fly really low over your head.” And with such close proximity to Reagan National Airport, the nickname is totally warranted. / George Washington Parkway, Arlington

Crystal City
Synetic Theatre (276 feet away)
Known for offbeat performances and their “Silent Shakespeare” repertoire, Synetic’s the place to go for eclectic live shows such as “Three Men in a Boat”, a century-old comedic play premiering May 8.

Pentagon City
DEA Museum (.2 miles away)
Learn all you ever wanted to about drugs through state-of-the-art exhibits both informative and interactive.

(February 2014)