Tag Archives: Washington DC

Bull Run Festival of Lights holiday drive through display

Holiday Lights in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC Area

Tis the season to overdecorate with sparkly holiday lights. Luckily, the Northern Virginia and Washington DC region offers dazzling professional holiday light displays, plus several neighborhood extravaganzas to maximize your holiday spirit. The Griswolds got nothing on us! Professional and Neighborhood Holiday Lights in Northern Virginia Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights, Vienna, Nov 10 – Jan 7   Meadowlark […]

Bluebells at Riverbend Park, Great Falls Virginia

Spring Bucket List: 30 Fun Outings in Virginia DC and Maryland

Our spring bucket list will inspire a whole season of fun outings for every age and ability in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. Whether you are active or relaxed, adults only or family focused, we’ve got ideas for you. Just click the links for details on each destination, and check them off as you go. Spring Bucket List: Gardens and […]

Kwanzan cherry blossoms Frying Pan Park Virginia

Visit Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Visit cherry blossoms in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia with our list of popular and hidden bloom destinations, plus tips and websites to help you plan your visit. The Washington DC Tidal Basin is lovely, but it’s not the only option for enjoying the return of spring beauty to the area. There are several other delightful spots to visit cherry blossoms when you want […]

Einstein Memorial in Washington DC

Saturday Postcard: Albert Einstein in Washington DC

Our Saturday Postcard highlights the memorial to Albert Einstein in Washington DC, a hidden gem that’s a fun destination for math inspiration and photos, perfect for a Pi Day pilgrimage or anytime you’re exploring DC.   Every March 14th, we celebrate National Pi Day, when the date matches the first three digits of Pi (Greek letter […]

Lincoln Memorial at night, DC

5 Fun DC Area Places to Visit on Christmas Day

A reader recently asked about good places to visit on Christmas day, when so many US destinations and businesses are closed. Maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas, or you’re on your own, or you’re looking for a new destination to share with visitors. Fortunately for those of us in the DC area, there are some wonderful options for a Christmas day […]

The Awakening sculpture at National Harbor

National Harbor Getaway By the Potomac River

A National Harbor getaway offers plenty of fun, food and relaxation for all ages in a lovely, waterfront location that will make you feel miles away from your everyday life. Just across the Potomac from Virginia, at the southern edge of Washington DC, the location by the river makes you feel secluded and special, even if you’re only staying for a […]

Newseum Washington DC

News and Emotion at the Newseum in Washington DC

The Newseum takes a fascinating, in-depth look at news coverage across the globe, highlighting the importance of a free press, and exploring how the media both reports on and shapes important events. In addition to the exhibits, the Greenspun Family Terrace offers wonderful views of DC from the Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue, with displays describing the route taken by U.S. Presidents […]