Virginia

Just across the Potomac River, Virginia buzzes with culture, nature, shopping and history.

Visiting the Marine Corps War Memorial

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial 's world-famous statue, which is based on the iconic photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, depicts the six soldiers who raised of the second American flag at Iwo Jima in the Japanese Volcano Islands on February 23, 1945, signifying the...

@michaeldphotos - sunset at Marine Corps Memorial
4 Delightful Day Trips in Virginia

Colonial and Civil War history. A booming wine scene. Indie shops on bustling city blocks. There are so many reasons to visit Virginia , you might want to add a few days to your DC trip. Here are a few spots worth an afternoon or a full day.

Hiker in Shenandoah Park in Virginia - Day Trip Adventures from Washington, DC
Exploring Old Town Alexandria

Set foot onto Old Town Alexandria ’s redbrick sidewalks, and you could be fooled into thinking you have traveled back in time. The small city was founded in 1749 as a colonial tobacco port, and still boasts cobblestone streets, 18th-century buildings and even a town crier, all of which will make...

Old Town Alexandria Waterfront
Can I Tour the Pentagon?

How to tour the Pentagon The Pentagon, located just outside Washington, DC in Arlington, Va., is the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense. It is open for official tours through the Pentagon Tours program . Pentagon tours must be reserved at least 14 days in advance and no more...

Pentagon
8 Things to See & Do In Virginia

With its unusual blend of city and countryside, Virginia offers attractions for any visitor. Think shopping for fashionistas at Tysons Corner, exploring colonial history in Old Town Alexandria or tasting wine in nearby Loudoun County.

George Washington's Mount Vernon - Family Friendly Things to Do Near Washington, DC
Visiting the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Where and what is the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial? The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial is a national memorial dedicated to the tragic events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. All 184 lives lost in the attack on the Pentagon are represented by “Memorial Unit” benches. Surrounding the benches are...

The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Virginia - Memorials Near Washington, DC
8 Exciting Ways to Close Out Summer in the Capital Region

Now that summer is ending soon, extend an epic DC getaway by exploring nearby Maryland and Virginia in the Capital Region. Not far from DC you’ll find beaches, wine country and more incredible shopping options. We've put together a few top ideas for your consideration to extend your stay and make...

Historic Old Town Alexandria - Places to Eat, Shop and Drink in Virginia Near Washington, DC
Fly High at the National Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

All about the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Opened in 2003, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center serves as a partner facility to the National Air and Space Museum . The two locations together attract 8 million visitors per year, making the National Air and Space complex the most popular museum in the...

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Air and Space Musuem - Museums and Attractions near Washington, DC
Visiting Arlington National Cemetery

The Arlington National Cemetery is the country’s largest military cemetery and serves as the final resting place for more than 400,000 military veterans and their immediate family from the fronts of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as World Wars I and II, the Korean conflict, Vietnam, the Cold War and...

View of Washington, DC Skyline from Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia