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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 […]

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 […]

winter Farmers Markets

Northern Virginia Winter Farmers Markets

When chilly days return, you can still find winter Farmers Markets in Northern Virginia offering fresh baked goods, meats, specialty items, and other local goodies. Bookmark our list of winter Farmers Markets, and eat fresh and local all year long. Vendors vary by location, but you’ll generally find local breads, meat, eggs, honey, and some produce at the markets. Many […]

ICE! 2016 Gaylord National Harbor

ICE! 2016 and Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Harbor

Christmas on the Potomac with ICE! 2016 brings holiday fun on an impressive scale, back to Gaylord National Resort for the season. With a a walkthrough, carved ice display; massive indoor Christmas light show; and an extensive, special buffet; Gaylord National Resort gives area locals and visitors a memorable holiday experience.   ICE! 2016 brings their holiday extravaganza back to Gaylord […]

Santa's Flight Academy at Fair Oaks Mall

Holiday Shopping Fun in Northern Virginia

Holiday shopping fun and decorations return to Northern Virginia malls with Santa photos, sparkly trees, interactive games, and special deals. Here are highlights from a few of our area malls that will be decked out for holiday fun throughout the season. Holiday shopping events are listed in order of opening date. Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Corner, […]

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 […]

Keuka Lake Southern Finger Lakes getaway

Corning and Southern Finger Lakes Getaway to New York Wine Country

A Corning and Southern Finger Lakes getaway leads to spectacular nature, delicious food and drink, interesting museums and history, and fun adventures in New York wine country. There is so much to see and do in the Finger Lakes region, the biggest challenge is planning your route and choosing your stops. We’ve highlighted towns and places that we visited […]