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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. […]

Geroge Washington bust, Masonic Memorial

President’s Day Weekend Fun in and Near Northern Virginia

The long President’s Day weekend adds a boost of extra fun to a sometimes bleak month, and provides an opportunity to explore new destinations in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC region. We’ve rounded up presidential destinations and special events that offer fun for all ages over the three-day weekend. Every three day weekend is a chance to discover a new […]

Huntley Meadows

20 Must See Northern Virginia Hidden Gems Rich in Nature and History

These Northern Virginia hidden gems deliver beautiful nature, fascinating history, or both, at lesser-known destinations perfect for a locals outing or a day trip for Washington DC visitors. After 20 years in Northern Virginia we are still surprised by the incredible diversity of places to visit and things to do in our region. Popular spots like Great Falls Park and Shenandoah National Park […]

UVA Rotunda Charlottesville VA

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 […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia

Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia Road Trip: Staunton to Lexington

Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia is perfect for a leisurely road trip on country roads that offer beautiful scenery and unique town and country finds. Experience small town charm, tasty food and drink, impressive nature, and relaxing places to stay.   Just a few hours from Washington DC, but a world away when you leave the highway and explore roads less traveled, we […]

Photo credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello

Historic Homes of Virginia Share Lives That Shaped America

Historic homes of Virginia share the lives of American Presidents, leading Virginia families, and history makers, encouraging visitors to understand the people and times that shaped America. Whether you’re a history buff, an architecture lover, or just a fan of unique places, you’ll find a lot to love when you tour these historic homes of Virginia. Historic Homes with Presidential […]

Scenic road Shenandoah Valley north

Northern Shenandoah Valley Road Trip: Winchester to Harrisonburg Virginia

A Northern Shenandoah Valley road trip offers incredible scenery, delicious local food and drink, rich history, unique places to stay, and a chance to unwind, not far from Washington DC. Allow three to five days to explore the scenic area from Winchester to Harrisonburg, Virginia, avoiding the busy highway and enjoying beautiful country roads.   Explore and Escape […]

8 wonderful overnight getaways near Northern Virgnia

8 More Wonderful Overnight Getaways Near Northern Virginia

These eight wonderful overnight getaways near Northern Virginia are perfect for a brief escape to recharge and relax, and all offer lots of fun things to do, eat, drink, and enjoy nearby. Whether you’re looking for romance, history, family fun, or just a little quiet time, you’ll find an option on our list, and all destinations are within a 3 hour […]

Historic downtown Leesburg getaway Northern Virginia

Leesburg Getaway in Northern Virginia Wine Country

A Leesburg getaway in Northern Virginia wine country offers a wide range of dining and shopping experiences in a walkable downtown surrounded by pastoral scenery and historic sites. The town of Leesburg was founded in 1758, and the beautifully preserved downtown is a fun destination for enjoying local food, wine, and beer in casual to refined restaurants. Leesburg is also a perfect base for exploring Loudoun […]