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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 […]

National Park Service birthday sign

Celebrate the National Park Service Birthday Weekend 2016

Celebrate the National Park Service birthday weekend from August 25 to 28, 2016, with fee-free park entry and special events in the DC and Northern Virginia region. Visitors are invited to #FindYourPark and celebrate 100 years of stewardship throughout the centennial weekend at parks across the county.   Here is a sampling of National Park Service birthday weekend events in […]

Carrols Creek Cafe Annapolis

Outstanding Weekend Getaways Near Washington DC

Our round-up of weekend getaways near Washington DC offer spectacular nature, delicious food and drink, urban adventures, and rich history all within a 3 hour drive from downtown. Whether you crave a relaxing escape in nature or an active city experience, these getaways offer locals and visitors a weekend of fun and exploration. Annapolis, Maryland   Annapolis is close enough for a summer day trip, but there […]

Richmond Virginia skyline

5 Capital Ways to Enjoy a Richmond Virginia Getaway

From urban hikes; to food and brews; to history, museums, and street art; a Richmond Virginia getaway is easy to enjoy because this cool, capital city has so much to offer. The only challenge you’ll encounter is fitting all the tempting sites, food, and fun into a few days. Fear not. Since Richmond is only two hours (or less) from the Northern […]

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden tulips and Conservatory, Richmond Virginia

Saturday Postcard: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond Virginia

What better way to celebrate nature’s beauty than with a relaxing stroll through the paths and Conservatory of the beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia. Our Saturday Postcard captures an explosion of tulips surrounding the Fountain Garden on the approach to the lovely, glass-domed Conservatory.   With two miles of pathways meandering through 12 themed gardens, there is a […]