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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. NEW in 2018: Tackle real challenges that George Washington faced […]

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8 Great August 2015 Events in Northern Virginia

August is the month for traditional County Fairs all over Northern Virginia. Our August 2015 events also include an expanded swimmin’ hole, a nostalgic drive-in, special Farmers Market events, and a Civil War encampment.   1. 67th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival, Frying Pan Park, July 30 – Aug 2 Join in old-fashioned country fun with […]

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5 Ways to Explore Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is a special place, solemn and heart-breaking, but beautiful and inspiring too. Many tours and school groups arrive by bus, transfer to another bus, and make a quick visit to the Tomb of the Unknown and a few famous gravesites, then experience the rest from the road. It’s a great system for the mobility impaired and […]

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5 Historic George Washington Sites in Northern Virginia

DC is home to iconic presidential places like the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument obelisk, and the Jefferson Memorial rotunda. But Northern Virginia has a special relationship with George Washington, who lived here for much of his life.   Washington learned his trade as a surveyor with close family friend George William Fairfax. The Fairfax family lived just 4 miles from Mount […]