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Fairfax County and Northern Virginia are full of unique and delicious places to dine and drink, with restaurants, food trucks, wineries, breweries, and pubs representing every cuisine of our large and ethnically diverse population.

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Fresh Mediterranean by the Lake at Reston’s Cafesano

Reston’s Cafesano offers a fresh, Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring delicious pizzas and sandwiches, in a bright, casual space by Lake Thoreau. Patrons order at the counter, then food is delivered to your table or booth by the restaurant’s friendly staff.   Decor and Vibe at Reston’s Cafesano When Cafesano first opened in Reston’s South Lakes Village Center, we were […]

Enjoy the view from Kentuck Knob on a Laurel Highlands getaway

15 Fantastic Things to Do on a Laurel Highlands Getaway to Western Pennsylvania

A Laurel Highlands Getaway to western Pennsylvania can be packed with adventure, sprinkled with art and history, loaded with luxury, or all of the above. Just a three-hour drive west leads to a beautiful natural area rich in outdoor fun and history, including two Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces. If you’re looking for romance, build your […]

Holy Cow burger, photo credit: Chris Militzer

Road Trip Worthy Virginia Burger Spots

We’ve rounded up favorite Virginia burger spots serving the delicious, juicy patties that call meat-lovers back time after time. And since we’re always on the hunt for new destinations, we’ve asked our travel friends to contribute their favorite Virginia burger recommendations too. May is National Burger Month—a perfect time for a patty-focused road trip. But honestly, these Virginia burger spots […]

Redefined Ritz-Carlton suite Tyson VA

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 […]

Eagle Point Overlook Winchester VA

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 […]

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 […]

Reds Table patio Reston VA

10 Tasty Reston Restaurants to Eat and Drink Local in Virginia

These 10 tasty Reston restaurants feature non-chain spots to eat, drink, and relax while supporting a local Virginia business. In a suburban landscape dominated by national chain dining, we welcome the diverse and unique experiences at these local businesses in a community dedicated to “Live Work and Play” in town. This is not a comprehensive list, but it does […]