Tag Archives: George Washington

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

Great Falls Park waterfalls from overlook 1

Visit Great Falls Park Virginia for Stunning Waterfalls and Outdoor Fun

Visit Great Falls Park Virginia for stunning waterfall views, excellent hiking, fascinating history, picnics, and more outdoor fun, just 15 miles from Washington DC. Great Falls Park is one of the most popular natural destinations in the Northern Virginia area, frequented by locals and tourists from around the world. Dramatic Waterfall Views at Great Falls Park Virginia At the […]

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. […]

George Washington Birthday Parade, Photo credit: Tisara Photography

February 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

February 2017 events in Northern Virginia include Valentine’s and President’s Day celebrations, restaurant deals, family fun, and more. Whether you love winter’s chill or can’t wait for warmer times, you’ll find fun local events to keep you entertained during our shortest month. Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, Jan 30 – Feb 5 During Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, more than […]

Potomac Heritage Trail sign

Potomac Heritage Trail Hikes in Northern Virginia

These Potomac Heritage Trail hikes in Northern Virginia offer shady trails with varied terrain, frequently following the banks of the Potomac River through land explored by George Washington. There are even sections of stone wall from Washington’s days, and a portion of the Patowmack Canal that he spearheaded, along the trail.   Potomac Heritage Trail Hikes   The Potomac […]

Peaceful River Farm Alexandria Virginia

Peaceful River Farm in Alexandria Virginia

Soothing Potomac River views and the colors of nature welcome visitors to peaceful River Farm, part of George Washington’s original farmland in Alexandria Virginia. River Farm is headquarters to the American Horticultural Society, and you can explore a variety of natural and formal gardens, an historic house, and a fun Children’s Garden during your visit.   Pick up a walking […]

Mount Vernon East Front and Piazza

Saturday Postcard: Mount Vernon’s East Front

Mount Vernon’s east front, with it’s two story facade, columned piazza, iconic cupola, and expansive Potomac River view is this week’s Saturday Postcard.  In the early years, the east was the true front of the house, as people and goods primarily arrived by boat. By Washington’s later years, the west facade, where visitors arrive today, had become […]

Seneca Tract Great Falls Virginia postcard

Saturday Postcard: Seneca Regional Park in Northern Virginia

An entryway of woven branches in our Saturday Postcard welcomes hikers, birders, and equestrians to the beautiful woodland trails of Seneca Regional Park in Northern Virginia, providing access to an historic section of the Potomac River. Located eight miles upstream from the Great Falls of the Potomac, the park is named for the Seneca Breaks, a set of rapids created by a 10 […]

George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia

Saturday Postcard: George Washington Birthplace NM, Virginia

In honor of the upcoming President’s Day, our Saturday postcard features a view of Popes Creek from George Washington Birthplace National Monument. This historic park recreates the setting of George Washington’s early years and establishes his upbringing and future as a Virginia gentleman farmer. From the parking area to the nature trails, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of Popes […]