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Northern Virginia Staycation at the Redefined Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

Snuggle in to the redefined Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner for a Northern Virginia staycation surrounded by comfortable luxury. The beautiful spaces welcome and relax, while the staff and services make you feel like pampered royalty.   We last visited the hotel for business meetings years ago, so we were excited to experience the redefined Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner on an overnight staycation. Celebrating […]

Manassas Farmer's Market Virginia

Farmers Markets 2017 in Northern Virginia: Shop Local, Eat Fresh

Bookmark our great big list of Northern Virginia Farmers Markets 2017 Spring to shop local and eat fresh all week long. We love spring for the warm weather, outdoor fun, and beautiful blossoms it brings. Best of all, spring means local fruit, flowers, and produce are returning to farmers markets on the way to our table. Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2017 Wednesday […]

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Who Should Get a US National Park Pass and Why You Might Want to Hurry

A US National Park Pass covers entrance fees to over 2000 parks and recreation sites across the United States, allowing travelers money-saving access to some of America’s most beautiful public lands. If you plan to visit any National Parks and Federal Recreation Sites during the next year, you should consider purchasing a pass. For some lucky folks, that […]

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5 Virginia Hike and Beer Day Trips Near Washington DC

These 5 hike and beer day trips combine a little exercise in the great outdoors with the relaxing payoff of a cold Virginia craft brew. Hike and beer day trips celebrate great weather and Virginia’s thriving craft brewery scene, exploring new trails and taprooms near Washington DC. 1. Raven Rocks and Dirt Farm Brewing, Bluemont   Work up a thirst on a hilly […]

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April 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

From Easter eggs to bluebells, and National Parks to pirates, you’ll find fun April 2017 events for every age and interest as we celebrate the return of spring to Northern Virginia. Whether you want a chance to give back, tine with nature, cakes, flowers, art, antique cars, horses, eagles, or even pirates, you’ll find an event below. Easter Egg Hunts, Multiple […]

Downtown Fredericksburg Virginia

8 Great Things to Do on a Fredericksburg Virginia Day Trip

Rich history combines with modern shopping, dining, and drink to make Fredericksburg Virginia a fun and relaxing day trip just an hour’s drive from Washington DC. The walkable downtown is a National Historic Site, filled with Colonial and Civil War sites, but the vibe is also modern, with shops galleries, and chef-owned restaurants lining the streets. […]

Historic Leesburg Virginia

10 Tasty Leesburg Restaurants to Eat and Drink Local in Virginia

From quirky breakfasts to elegant dinners, and plenty of options in between, these 10 tasty Leesburg restaurants offer delicious local Virginia food and drink. These aren’t the only local places to eat in Leesburg, but they offer a nice range of food experiences in and near the historic downtown. Have another favorite that should be on our list? Please give us your […]

Bluebells at Riverbend Park, Great Falls Virginia

Spring Bucket List: 30 Fun Outings in Virginia DC and Maryland

Our spring bucket list will inspire a whole season of fun outings for every age and ability in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. Whether you are active or relaxed, adults only or family focused, we’ve got ideas for you. Just click the links for details on each destination, and check them off as you go. Spring Bucket List: Gardens and […]

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Tibbet Knob Hike to Gorgeous Views on the West Virginia Border

The three mile out-and-back Tibbet Knob hike delivers gorgeous views and a rocky climb along the West Virginia border in George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. Views from the summit are not as spectacular as those from nearby Big Schloss, but the trail is less busy so it’s a good alternative hike.   The protected National Forest land covers […]