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Northern Virginia Winter Outings to Stay Warm and Escape the Cold

These winter outings in Northern Virginia will help you fight cabin fever and escape the cold on chilly days in the Washington DC region. Whether you’re dealing with last minute school cancellations or looking for an adults only escape, we’ve got ideas for warm winter fun. Bookmark our list of winter outings in Northern Virginia, […]

SUP sunset Lake Thoreau Reston

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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Fresh Mediterranean by the Lake at Reston’s Cafesano

Reston’s Cafesano offers a fresh, Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring delicious pizzas and sandwiches, in a bright, casual space by Lake Thoreau. Patrons order at the counter, then food is delivered to your table or booth by the restaurant’s friendly staff.   Decor and Vibe at Reston’s Cafesano When Cafesano first opened in Reston’s South Lakes Village Center, we were […]

Holy Cow burger, photo credit: Chris Militzer

Road Trip Worthy Virginia Burger Spots

We’ve rounded up favorite Virginia burger spots serving the delicious, juicy patties that call meat-lovers back time after time. And since we’re always on the hunt for new destinations, we’ve asked our travel friends to contribute their favorite Virginia burger recommendations too. May is National Burger Month—a perfect time for a patty-focused road trip. But honestly, these Virginia burger spots […]

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10 Tasty Leesburg Restaurants to Eat and Drink Local in Virginia

From quirky breakfasts to elegant dinners, and plenty of options in between, these 10 tasty Leesburg restaurants offer delicious local Virginia food and drink. These aren’t the only local places to eat in Leesburg, but they offer a nice range of food experiences in and near the historic downtown. Have another favorite that should be on our list? Please give us your […]

Reds Table patio Reston VA

10 Tasty Reston Restaurants to Eat and Drink Local in Virginia

These 10 tasty Reston restaurants feature non-chain spots to eat, drink, and relax while supporting a local Virginia business. In a suburban landscape dominated by national chain dining, we welcome the diverse and unique experiences at these local businesses in a community dedicated to “Live Work and Play” in town. This is not a comprehensive list, but it does […]

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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 […]

Reds Table patio Reston VA

25 Tasty Options for Northern Virginia Outdoor Dining

The patios and decks of these 25 tasty options for Northern Virginia outdoor dining give visitors a place to relax, indulge, and celebrate the return of warm weather. Restaurants are listed alphabetically by town. Southside 815, Alexandria   Recommended by Alexandria photographer Chris Militzer, Southside 815 offers great food and a welcoming patio frequented by locals. Chris […]

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Outdoor Dining in Northern Virginia 2015

Warm weather has returned at last, so it’s time for local eateries to dust off the patio furniture, add a little fuel to the heat lamps, and prepare for a happy crowd. Spring is a great time for outdoor dining, before the mosquitos invade and the humidity rises, but most patios are happy places all summer long. Last year, we wrote about a day […]