Northern Virginia

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Christmas in Little Washington

In a setting reminiscent of Currier & Ives, the historic Town of Washington, Virginia, welcomes the holiday season -- and you!   Read More

 

Fall in Rappahannock County

 Rappahannock County is your fall destination for beautiful views, upscale accommodations and dining, and the arts - and it's only 65 miles west of Washington, DC.    Read More

 

Girlfriends Gather in Culpeper

false Shop a classic Virginia Main Street when you take a heartwarming getaway to Culpeper. Culpeper is the perfect destination to grow and rejoice in mother-daughter relationships, enhance the bonds of sisters and go bananas with girlfriends! Day One: Settle into a cozy Culpeper a   Read More

 

Fredericksburg's Fall Haunts

This fall, put on your windbreaker and bring your explorer's hat to spend some colorful, fun-filled days in the Fredericksburg Region of Virginia.Perfect for an October adventure, this itinerary has a little something special for everyone in your party - a multi-generational trick-or-treat!   Read More

 

Touring & Tasting DC’s Wine Country®

Explore Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country® with visits to three of our 27 wineries, dine at some of our farm-to-table restaurants, stroll through a few of our historic small towns, and experience the beauty of the county along our scenic byways.   Read More

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    Hear your favorite sounds across Virginia all summer long!   Read More
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    Enjoy Virginia's Science and Natural History Museums in any weather.   Read More
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    Virginia's First People can trace their roots back further than other other ethnic groups who settled here.   Read More
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    false Fresh & Local Farm to table, farm to fork, locavore, locally sourced ... all of those terms mean one thing: Sit down in one of these restaurants and know you're eating food from the area. It's local, farm fresh goodness that you can trust.  Shenandoah Valley Roanoke - Loca   Read More
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    Settle in to a cozy Virginia cabin for a wonderfully serene weekend reprieve.   Read More
  • Food Festivals
      Enjoy the tastes of Virginia at a food festival. Peaches, apples, pumpkins, and a few other specialties await!   Read More
  • Spring Drives
    If you're looking for beautiful spring color, take a laid-back Sunday drive down any of these popular byways for fantastic photo ops and breathtaking views. Mountain Drives Meander the 105 miles of Skyline Drive along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains starting at Front Royal   Read More
  • Charter a Boat!
    From the beach and bay shores to the rivers and mountain streams, Virginia is a water lover's paradise! Charter a boat for a great fishing or cruising experience.   Read More
  • July Winery Events
    Enjoy Virginia's finest wines right where they're made.   Read More
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    See what's going on around Virginia this July!   Read More
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    Bright, happy, blooming, and inspirational. Which event will you LOVE this month?   Read More
  • Big Names in Concert
    Find many summer concerts to enjoy.   Read More
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    Spend your Independence Day celebrating at a Virginia festival. From car shows and ice cream socials to concerts and community picnics, these events will have you singing like Lee Greenwood before the day is done!   Read More
  • Father's Day in Virginia
    Fulfill Dad's passion for fishing, fancy cars, good food and maybe even a glass of fine Virginia wine this Father's Day.   Read More
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    Find an event to enjoy this June in Virginia.   Read More
  • Virginia County Fairs
    Celebrate agricultural heritage and the rural life as you watch tractors pull, pigs race and chickens parade around at Virginia's affordable family fun spots - county fairs!   Read More
  • Historic Virginia Homes
    false Virginia celebrates historic homes each and every year. Virginia Governor's Mansion, Richmond Abram's Delight, Winchester Dodona Manor, Leesburg Lee Hall Mansion, Newport News Shirley Plantation, Charles City Considered the “Mother of Pres   Read More
  • On Display: Virginia's Museum Exhibitions
    Virginia's museums offer amazing rotating exhibits in addition to their permanent collection, making every visit brand new.   Read More
  • Virginia Battle Reenactments
    More major Civil War battles took place in Virginia than in any other state. Witness battles, ask questions and/or participate in the camp life of soldiers and their families.   Read More
  • Hot Springs & Spas
    Take to the waters of Virginia's relaxing hot springs and spas.   Read More
  • Presidents' Day in Virginia
    false In February, celebrate the birthday of our first president, George Washington. And while you're at it, visit the homes of other presidents who lived in Virginia. George Washington's Mount Vernon Northern Virginia | Hampton Roads | Shenandoah Valley     Northern Virgin   Read More
  • May in Virginia
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  • Virginia Wine Festivals
    Virginia wines are flowing at a festival near you.   Read More
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    Virginia's wines are best enjoyed where they're made. Visit a Virginia winery for special barrel or vertical tastings, to unwind with a glass of wine and live music, or learn more about wine and food pairings.    Read More
  • Civil War 150 Special Events
    2011-2015: The Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and Emancipation   Read More
  • Emancipation in Virginia
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The document proclaimed "all persons held as slaves ... are, and hencforward shall be free." In Virginia, the Emancipation Proclamation was first read under an oak tree in Hampton.    Read More
  • May Winery Events
    Virginia's wines are best enjoyed where they're made. Visit a Virginia winery for special barrel or vertical tastings, to unwind with a glass of wine and live music, or learn more about wine and food pairings. Here's what we've got in store for you this month.   Read More
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  • Virginia's Waterparks
    Your kids will be over-the-top excited when you take them to a Virginia waterpark. Bring the camera, sunblock, and plenty of laughs for these wet and wild adventures! Tidewater/Hampton Roads | Central Virginia Northern Virginia | Blue Ridge Highlands Shenandoah Valley ^   Read More
  • A Heartwarming Getaway in Alexandria
    false Feel the magic in Alexandria. From charming King Street in Old Town to Mount Vernon, the area presents lively, entertaining events for the whole family. Day One: Choose from any one of Alexandria's stays and you won't go wrong. If you have a pet in tow, Alexandria is known f   Read More
  • Cooking Classes
    false Hey Good Lookin'! Whatcha Got Cookin'? Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Take time out to learn a new skill or perfect the one you already possess. If it's more about making a new memory with someone you love, that works, too! Try a cooking class with one of the noted establishments below.   Read More
  • First Night and New Year's Eve
    false LOVE is at the heart of your New Year. Find your perfect celebration. Watch the apple drop in Winchester. CrossKeys Vineyards in Mount Crawford Devil's Backbone Brewing Company in Roseland   Northern Virginia | Shenandoah Valley Blue Ridge Highlands | Cen   Read More
  • Virginia's Historic Garden Week
    Now in its 81st year, Virginia's Historic Garden Week showcases fine homes and gardens across the Commonwealth. Plan to literally stop and smell the roses, and perhaps even take advantage of a travel package to explore more of these special communities.    Read More
  • Virginia's Lakes
    Spend the day (or week!) at the lake!    Read More
  • Holiday Winery Events
    What better time to warm up with a glass of wine than now in Virginia? Shop for the wine lover in your life and take home a few bottles for yourself. It's one-stop, slightly selfish shopping at its best. How grand!    Read More
  • Heat up your Winter at a Spa or Winery
    Heat up your winter with a spa retreat or a wine weekend.   Read More
  • Holiday Performances
    false With family to entertain and a well-deserved break to work in, this is the list you've been looking for. Have a very Merry Christmas indeed when you attend one of these popular holiday performances.   Right   Read More
  • Apple Picking
    Juicy, fresh-picked apples are hard to beat. Visit Virginia's orchards to pluck your own, or find an apple themed festival for ready-to-eat treats!   Read More
  • Holidays in Fairfax
    false Life is more gratifying when we're in good cheer. But sometimes it's just hard to get in the mood. No worries! Fairfax County has the cure! Whether you love history , shopping or seasonal events , we're bringing on the cheer and adding extra glitz to make a winter getaway well worth yo   Read More
  • Handmade Holidays
    Start and finish your holiday gift buying on Virginia's Main Streets. Choose from locally crafted goods, as well as specialty gifts. Bazaars and craft shows are also excellent shopping opportunities.   Read More
  • Virginia's Fall Festivals
    false   Shenandoah Valley | Blue Ridge Highlands Chesapeake Bay | Central Virginia Eastern Shore | Hampton Roads Northern Virginia | Heart of Appalachia | Southern Virginia       Shenandoah Valley Salem - Sept. 8 - Olde Salem Days - Featuring over 400 craf   Read More
  • Virginia's Trains
    false All Aboard! C&O Railway Heritage Center, Clifton Forge Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke Bevells Hardware Store, Blackstone Central Virginia Bevells Hardware Store in Blackstone boasts a large model train decked out with realistic Christmas miniatu   Read More
  • Holiday Travel Packages
    Coming to Virginia to spend time with family over the holidays? Or vacationing in Virginia as a holiday getaway? Either way, we've got you covered with some awesome travel packages and deals.    Read More
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    Make your holiday shopping experience stress-free and from the heart.   Read More
  • Fall Music Festivals
    false   Shenandoah Valley | Blue Ridge Highlands Chesapeake Bay | Central Virginia Eastern Shore | Hampton Roads Northern Virginia | Heart of Appalachia | Southern Virginia       Shenandoah Valley Staunton - Aug. 25 - Summer Blues & Brews Festival - Th   Read More
  • Scenic Fall Drives
    Stroll through Virginia's scenic byways and roads less traveled for photogenic foliage opportunities, great eats, and other hidden treasures.   Read More
  • Fall Family Getaways
    Virginia is a kid's playground! From parks (both natural and amusement) to education (history, arts and sciences), your children will have a blast this fall as you take in the scenery along the way.   Read More
  • Ice Skating in Virginia
    Start a new winter tradition. Lace up your skates and get glidin'.   Read More
  • Virginia Tree Farms
    false Make a family memory when you go on the hunt for the pefect Christmas tree in Virginia. Shenandoah Valley | Blue Ridge Highlands | Hampton Roads Northern Virginia | Central Virginia       Shenandoah Valley Luray - Take your pick from six vari   Read More
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    false When luxury is key, look for the Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings. Virginia boasts two five-star and four four-star properties. Inn at Little Washington The Jefferson Hotel Keswick Hall The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corne   Read More
  • Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches
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  • Virginia State Park Cabins, Cottages, Lodges & Yurt
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  • Fall Travel Deals
    Fall is a beautiful travel season in Virginia. Make your getaway affordable with a package or deal.   Read More
  • Fall Wine Getaways
    For wine lovers, fall is the perfect time for a long weekend because it's harvest season! Savor the best of Virginia's wine during Wine Month in October, or anytime throughout autumn.   Read More
  • Romantic Fall Getaways
    Escape, just the two of you, to Virginia's fall splendor. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, local arts and music, wine, and sweet downtown communities.   Read More
  • Virginia Restaurants on TV
    Food so good TV personalities couldn't stay away. Follow their lead and dine across Virginia. Boy Meets Grill (Food Network) Host Bobby Flay demonstrates grill cooking - everything from lobsters to dessert.   Amity Halal Meat & Grocery, Fairfax | "Smoked BBQ Ribs" episode   Read More
  • Amtrak Virginia
    Amtrak Virginia serves more than 20 Virginia destinations. Climb aboard and see what's in store.   Read More
  • Favorite Soothing Swimming Holes
    false If waterparks are a little too fomal or busy for your vacation style, here are some natural water holes that will soothe your travel-weary feet and soul. Blue Ridge Highlands | Eastern Shore | Chesapeake Bay Northern Virginia | Shenandoah Valley | Southern Virginia Hear   Read More
  • Virginia Foods
    There's a lot more to Virginia Cuisine than Peanuts!    Read More
  • Virginia Main Street Communities
    Visit these unique Main Street communities in Virginia.   Read More
  • Horse Riding Lessons
    Saddle up! Learn to ride or have your little one learn to ride.   Read More
  • Virginia Trail Riding
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  • George Washington Indeed Slept Here
    false Visit the places George Washington lived as a child, a young man, and later with his wife, Martha. See the places he worked, worshipped, shopped and socialized.    Read More
  • Abraham Lincoln in Virginia
      President Abraham Lincoln made several visits to Virginia before and after the Civil War. Trace his steps.   Read More
  • National Scenic Byways in Virginia
    Four Scenic Byways in Virginia have been added to the National Scenic Byways list.   Read More
  • Park the Car in Fredericksburg!
    Park your car in Fredericksburg for a fabulous, fun, Virginia getaway!   Read More
  • Park the Car in Arlington for Walkable City Fun
     Situated directly across the Potomac from Washington, D.C., Arlington is home to some really awesome on-foot delights! With fantastic walkable communities and a myriad of other foot-friendly features, you can easily spend the day, afternoon and evening saving green by being green.    Read More
  • Getaway to Alexandria for Walkable City Fun
    Walkable cities are easy to find in Virginia. Start with Alexandria and go south!   Read More
  • Family Fun in Northern Virginia
    false Splashdown Waterpark Mount Vernon Ferry Farm Fredericksburg Start your tour in Fredericksburg at George Washington's Ferry Farm , the boyhood home of the nation's first president. Here, in Parson Weems' fable, George Washington cut down his father's cherry tr   Read More
  • Out-of-This-World Vacations
    Virginia gives new meaning to an out-of-this-world vacation. Here you can try your piloting skills in an official NASA Shuttle Landing Simulator! Or, hover just above the treetops in a hot-air balloon, tandem jump from an airplane with an experienced skydiver and/or gaze into the cosmos   Read More
  • Virginia's Ghostly Haunts
    false Virginia ranks at the top of the Haunted Places list from the National Register of Haunted Locations, with nearly 170 spooky sites claiming paranormal happenings! Hollywood Cemetery Gadsby's Tavern Fort Monroe Historic Kenmore In addition to the haunte   Read More
  • Virginia Welcome Centers
    Welcome to Virginia! You have made your travel plans using Virginia.org but surely you have overlooked a key "must" to be experienced along your journey. The fix? Make the nearest Virginia Welcome Center your first-stop destination!   Read More
  • 40 or More Free Travels: Take in the Arts
    If you appreciate the arts, you'll find something easy on the eye in Virginia. Ears, too, for that matter!   University of Virginia Art Museum – Charlottesville. Art from around the world dating from ancient times to the present day is on display at the University’s fine art museum   Read More
  • 40 or More Free Travels: Inspiring Drives
    These scenic and inspiring drive suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg!   Read More
  • 40 or More Free Travels: History Lives Here
    Virginia's rich history includes more than the Civil War. The fight for equality in education was waged in Farmville, air and space is chronicled in Dulles, and Virginia's coal mining heritage is displayed daily in Big Stone Gap. Discover something new in Virginia's diverse history.   Read More
  • 40 or More Free Travels: The Great Outdoors
    Jump in with both feet! Virginia's outdoors beckon couples and families to splurge on fun for free.   Read More
  • The Civil War in Virginia - A Timeline
    More major Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than in any other state.   Read More
  • Geocaching and Letterboxing
    Geocaching and Letterboxing in Virginia are the ultimate treasure hunt and can add excitement and fun to your driving, camping and hiking experiences.   Read More
  • Virginia's Drive-Ins
    Retro is Today Recall those drive-in memories of yesteryear? Make some new memories with family and friends. Moonlite Drive-In in Abingdon Hull's Drive-In in Lexington Drive-in movie theaters are classic fun and becoming all too rare. Pop into one of Virginia's treasured big s   Read More
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