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Great Falls Oct 2014

Free Park Admission and Special Events on Veterans Day

Veterans Day gives us all a chance to honor and thank the many men and women who have served our country in the U. S. Armed Forces. Local and national parks are taking this opportunity to add their thanks with free admission to sites throughout the area. US National Parks   National Parks across the country are honoring veterans […]

Exploring fun things to do in Shenandoah County Virginia

10 Fun Things to Do in Shenandoah County Virginia

Our 10 fun things to do in Shenandoah County Virginia mix hiking, quaint towns, country flavors, local wine and brews, and American history against a backdrop of scenic beauty. Many travelers pass through the county on busy Route 81, but there are so many reasons to slow down and explore. At less than a two-hour […]

Potomac Eagle Scenic Train Romney WV

5 Fun Things to Do on a Hampshire County Getaway to West Virginia

A Hampshire County getaway offers unique outings, beautiful nature, and a chance to disconnect and relax as you explore West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands region. Hampshire County is just a two-hour drive from the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area, but it feels a world away. Slow down, step back in time, and enjoy simpler pleasures […]

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Halloween 2017: Northern Virginia Scares Fun and Trick-or-treating

Halloween 2017 in Northern Virginia is a fun mix of spooky and not-so-spooky events plus trick-or-treating hosted by local businesses and towns. Events are listed below in three groups: scary fun throughout October, not-so-scary family fun throughout the month, and trick-or-treating options for the weekend leading up to Halloween 2017. Halloween 2017 Scary October Fun […]

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October 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

October 2017 events bring pumpkin patches, Oktoberfests, art, wine, and craft festivals, and more fall fun back to the Northern Virginia region. Cooler weather and autumn foliage offer a beautiful backdrop to fun celebrations all month long, leading to a spooky finish as Halloween approaches. Fort Belvoir’s Oktoberfest, Fremont Field at Fort Belvoir, Sep 28 […]

Winchester Virginia getaway

15 Fun Things to Do on a Winchester Virginia Getaway or Day Trip

A Winchester Virginia getaway or day trip offers tasty dining and craft beer, beautiful scenery, interesting history, and unique fun for every age group. The walkable downtown features a pedestrian mall lined with restaurants, shops, historic architecture, museums, and even a brewery or two. Within a few blocks are more fun and funky places to […]

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Northern Virginia Fall Foliage: Best Places to See Fall Colors In the Region

Find the best places to see Northern Virginia fall foliage, for locals and visitors seeking beautiful autumn colors and fun outings near Washington DC. The fall foliage season in the Northern Virginia area usually peaks in mid October, but timing varies depending on weather. Fortunately, Northern Virginia has a range of elevations, extending the foliage season. […]

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2017 Pumpkin Patch Fun in Northern Virginia

2017 pumpkin patch fun returns to Northern Virginia with slides, tunnels, swings, corn mazes, and Autumn festivals guaranteeing happy times for all. From the multi-acre, happy mayhem of Cox Farms, to the laid-back pumpkin displays at local garden centers, there is a fun fall experience for every age. Many garden centers offer a scaled down, more accessible version […]

Explore York County Pennsylvania

8 Great Places to Eat and Drink Local in York County Pennsylvania

York County Pennsylvania is home to farm-fresh dining, unique factory tours, craft breweries, and local distilleries sprinkled amid rolling farms and historic towns. Explore beyond the usual chains, with a fun foodie getaway filled with local food and drink, about a 3-hour drive from Washington DC. oak. at Heritage Hills Golf Resort, York Dinner at oak. is an […]