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Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Washington DC

Surprising Things to See in Washington DC

For many people, visiting Washington DC means making sure the family or group sees a bunch of monuments, zipping through a White House tour, then heading to Philadelphia or Williamsburg. I have lived near USA’s capital city for over 20 years, so Expedia asked me to share some of my favorite, surprising things to see in […]

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 perfect for a […]

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 from Washington DC leads to a beautiful natural area rich in outdoor fun and history, including two Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces. If you’re looking for […]

Downtown Harrisonburg VA is a Great American Main Street Award winner.

Favorite Things to Do in Harrisonburg Virginia and Rockingham County

Fun things to do in Harrisonburg Virginia include activities and destinations for every age in this historic college town with a relaxed vibe. Enjoy downtown arts and shopping; outdoor fun and adventure; and tasty dining, wineries, and craft beer. Surrounding Rockingham County offers excellent biking, hiking, and scenic drives. Whether your goal is an adults getaway […]

Richmond Virginia skyline

Fun Things to Do in Richmond VA on a Getaway to Virginia’s Capital City

Discover fun things to do in Richmond VA, plus great places to eat, drink, and stay with our getaway guide to Virginia’s cool capital city. Whether you’re planning a family day trip, or a romantic weekend getaway, you’ll find fun Richmond attractions and activities on our list. The mid-sized capital city offers  a beautiful combination of natural […]

Outdoor Movies in Northern Virginia at Mosaic District Fairfax

Outdoor Movies in Northern Virginia 2018

2018 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). Our guide to outdoor movies in Northern Virginia includes […]

Revolutionary War Weekend photo credit George Washingtons Mount Vernon

May 2018 Events in Northern Virginia

May 2018 events offer something for every age, with celebrations of history, art, strawberries, Mother’s Day, Kids to Parks Day, nature, and more. Close out the month at Memorial Day gatherings that honor America’s fallen heroes. Our round-up of May 2018 events includes things to do in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Alexandria, and other Northern […]

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA in Tysons Virginia tents

A Walking Dream: Cirque du Soleil LUZIA in Tysons Virginia

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA in Tysons Virginia invites the audience into a fantastical version of Mexico, caught between dreams and reality. Acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, and more occupy a surreal stage, sometimes performing in rain. Watching the acts take place in the driving rain is powerful and impressive. The water even falls with shapes and patterns in […]