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Top 10 Things to Do in Reston Virginia: Advice from a Local

Reston Virginia combines beautiful public parkland, a thriving restaurant scene, shopping, and family fun in a unique suburban town in Northern Virginia. The town motto—Live, Work, Play—reflects the diverse population and interesting neighborhoods that make Reston a fun day trip or getaway destination. The town is close to Dulles International Airport, and it makes a […]

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Outdoor Summer Fun In and Near Northern Virginia

Outdoor summer fun is back and that means performances under the stars, water activities, hiking, dining, drink, and getaways that take advantage of long days and warm nights. Our round-up of things to do in and near Northern Virginia will keep you busy all season long. Whatever your mood, we’ve found outdoor summer fun for […]

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2017 Outdoor Movies in Northern Virginia

2017 outdoor movies in Northern Virginia offer the chance to relax and enjoy a fun flick under the stars. Free summer screenings begin in May and ramp up with additional venues over the summer. Wolf Trap also offers a selection of paid movie and music performances during the summer (details below). 2017 Summer Concert Series are also underway, offering lots of free, […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright Road Trip to Laurel Highlands Pennsylvania

Tour three beautiful homes, including an iconic masterpiece, on a Frank Lloyd Wright road trip to Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and Polymath Park in Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania. This road trip is perfect for lovers of architecture, nature, and art, and it’s just a three-and-a-half hour drive from the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. Frank Lloyd Wright, once […]

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Pope-Leighey House Tour: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Gem in Northern Virginia

A Pope-Leighey House tour connects visitors with Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles for middle-class living in tune with nature, in a Usonian gem in Northern Virginia. Wright was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time.” His principles of organic architecture encouraged living in connection to, and harmony with, nature, and he pioneered home […]

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 […]

Summer Concerts in Northern Virginia

2017 Northern Virginia Summer Concerts

2017 Northern Virginia summer concerts in  begin in early May and continue to offer free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment throughout the warm-weather season. Bookmark this round-up of more than 25 venues to enjoy 2017 Northern Virginia summer concerts, including a collection of morning concerts perfect for the little ones, all season long. We’ll be updating the list with new […]