Virginia

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

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...

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8 Exciting Summer Activities in the Capital Region

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 your last family vacation this...

Historic Old Town Alexandria - Places to Eat, Shop and Drink in Virginia Near Washington, DC
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 Marines 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
Visiting the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial will be closed from Sept. 16, 2019 until late May 2020 for repairs that will address issues with the memorial's lighting and electrical system. The Memorial Gateway entrance will remain open to the public until Nov. 16, 2019, while the Pentagon Chapel and the 9/...

The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Virginia - Memorials Near Washington, DC
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
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
16 Exciting Things to See & Do Along the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic site museums and happenings right on the waterfront. Visitors will enjoy a walkable downtown lined with beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Founded in 1749, this...

King Street in Old Town Alexandria - Historic waterfront destination in Virginia near Washington, DC
9 Exciting Things to Do On & Around the Waterfront in Arlington

Home to national treasures like Arlington National Cemetery, the Marine Corps War Memorial and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, Arlington has lively neighborhoods and several great spots to access the riverfront. Make your way to the water by bike or trail, just minutes away from great...

@e7y6 - View of Arlington skyline and Key Bridge from Georgetown waterfront - Waterfronts in Washington, DC
Fly High at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

All about the Smithsonian's 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 more than 8 million visits per year, making the National Air and Space complex the most...

@abroadwife - Child standing in front of Space Shuttle Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum - Free Smithsonian museum near Washington, DC
Exploring Historic Old Town Alexandria in Virginia

Tell me more about historic Old Town Alexandria Set foot onto Old Town Alexandria’s red brick 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...

Waterfront dining in historic Old Town Alexandria - Where to eat in Old Town near Washington, DC