Tag Archives: Tysons

Tysons Corner Center ice rink

5 Fun Northern Virginia Ice Skating Rinks

The return of chilly temps puts us in the mood for a wintery outing. These Northern Virginia ice skating rinks offer healthy winter fun for every age, whether you prefer to skate indoors or out. Each ice skating destination offers smooth ice, happy music, and nearby fun, so we suggest you visit them all. 1. Harris Pavillon Ice Rink, Manassas   Seasonal ice skating takes […]

Redefined Ritz-Carlton suite Tyson VA

Northern Virginia Staycation at the Redefined Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

Snuggle in to the redefined Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner for a Northern Virginia staycation surrounded by comfortable luxury. The beautiful spaces welcome and relax, while the staff and services make you feel like pampered royalty.   We last visited the hotel for business meetings years ago, so we were excited to experience the redefined Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner on an overnight staycation. Celebrating […]

KURIOS comes to Tysons

Summer Fantasy: Cirque de Soleil’s KURIOS Comes to Tysons

Fantasy will be easier to find during the warm days of summer 2016 as Cirque de Soleil’s mesmerizing show KURIOS comes to Tysons, Virginia. We were lucky enough to see KURIOS Cabinet of Curiosities in Quebec City, so were very excited about it’s appearance in our own Northern Virginia. Happily, the opening night show in Tysons was fantastic […]

Reston Town Center Christmas tree 2015

Shopping Mall Holiday Fun in Northern Virginia 2015

Mall holiday fun and decorations return to Northern Virginia malls with Santa photos, sparkly trees, interactive games, and special shopping opportunities. Here are highlights from a few of our area malls. Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Corner The interactive Santa HQ returns to Tysons for a second year, along with outdoor holiday fun on the Plaza, with easy access […]

Thai soup

Time for Thai Food in Fairfax County VA

Cold and rainy weather makes us crave Thai food, especially spicy soups and warm curries. Oddly enough, warm weather has the same effect, so we pretty much love Thai food all year round. Here, in no particular order, are some of our Northern Virginia Thai food favorites. Singh Thai, Lake Anne, Reston   Singh Thai has been operating at Lake […]

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10 Fun in Fairfax Firsts from 2014

We are on a mission to discover funness, and we’ve been exploring Fairfax County and the surrounding areas all year. Here, in chronological order, are 10 fun in Fairfax firsts from 2014. Many of these destinations and events promise to deliver fun to Northern Virginians for many years to come. 1. Reston/Robert Simon Turn 50/100 In a fabulous alignment of anniversaries this […]

German gifts from Tysons

Finding Unique Holiday Gifts in Fairfax County

Here in the burbs, we have access to chain stores big and small, and it’s easy to default to those stores for all of our holiday gift-buying. But focus a little smaller, and you’ll find unique holiday gifts that speak to the richness and diversity of our area. Here are a few of the cool stores we’ve been shopping this year. Local Gifts […]

Paladar guacamole

Celebrate National Guacamole Day 2014

A timely tweet from our friends at Ford’s Fish Shack alerted us that today is National Guacamole Day 2014, the perfect time to celebrate that most delicious avocado dish. We love any meal at Ford’s, but tasty guac is the perfect excuse to order their delicious fish tacos. We recommend a Sea Dog blueberry beer, or a Dark and Stormy, with […]

El Fuego Peruvian food truck

Food Trucks in Fairfax County

Last week we headed over to Greensboro Drive in Tysons to snag a delicious lobster roll from the Red Hook Lobster Pound food truck.   We were pleasantly surprised to see seven other food trucks in this location when we arrived. The temptations were plentiful—grilled meats and kabobs, falafel and other vegetarian options, and of course, our favorite shellfish […]