This region across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital is brimming with contrasts in its stunning piedmont topography from vineyards and horse farms of Loudoun County to urban business centers of Tysons Corner, Reston, Alexandria and Arlington. From cosmopolitan to historic and everything in between, you'll find it waiting for you in Northern Virginia.
Easy fly, drive and train access and affordability compared with Washington, DC are part of this region’s profile. Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington Reagan National Airport offer excellent flight options and are both, surprisingly to visitors, in Virginia. The Washington Metrorail system’s expanded Silver Line light rail service connects Fairfax County cities with other Virginia, DC and Maryland stations in the network. Coming in 2018 are extensions into Loudoun County and Washington Dulles International Airport.
Here too, historic homes and sites tell the history of our country from our founding fathers and first President at George Washington's Mount Vernon. The American Civil War is alive here too, with National Military Parks, Manassas, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg battlefields. World-class museums share the history of flight at the National Air & Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and the story of our most courageous warriors at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Outlets such as Potomac Mills, designer malls like Tysons Corners and main-street fashion boutiques in Old Town Alexandria and Middleburg combine for memorable shopping escapades. Outstanding dining choices reflect all tastes and palates, and locally grown and produced wines add to the experience.
Running events such as the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon Run Amuck and Orienteering events abound in the region. Championships range from short track speedskating to softball, baseball, lacrosse and soccer to equestrian events and the PGA Golf Tour.
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