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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

Dirt Farm Brewing patio

Explore Local Breweries on Virginia’s LoCo Ale Trail

Virginia’s LoCo Ale Trail offers a range of fun spaces to drink local craft brews while you explore the small towns and country roads of Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County. With 21 breweries on the trail, and new ones popping up regularly, you’ll have enough destinations to warrant repeat visits to the region all year long. Loudoun County is a short drive […]

Fountain Lake Anne Plaza Reston

Reston Town Center Alternatives: Shop Dine and Play with Free Parking

Reston Town Center alternatives include neighborhoods, mixed-use communities, and small towns that welcome visitors with fun places to shop, dine, and play and plenty of easy, free parking. We need alternatives now that Boston Properties, the owner of Reston Town Center, has enacted inconvenient and expensive paid parking at RTC.   We’ll still visit RTC when parking is free during weekends and special […]

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Charlottesville Getaway to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Home

Plan a Charlottesville getaway to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home that is steeped in history, foodie focused, nature inspired, beer and wine infused, or better yet, all of the above. Charlottesville and Albemarle County Virginia offer a wide array of active and laid back pursuits, perfect for a vacation getaway or a brief escape from Washington DC. We’ve rounded up […]