Transformed By Spring - Spring Flowers in Virginia

The buds on my pear tree are preparing to burst. Daffodils and hyacinth are pushing up through the ground. And perennial herbs are regenerating in the garden. As winter’s chill retreats, the entire National Capital Area is being transformed by spring. Of course, the famous transformation is when…

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15 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Fairfax County

Spring is officially on its way, and outdoor patios are open and ready to serve you! But, for those of us who have a four-legged member of the family, finding somewhere to eat can bring its own sets of challenges. Luckily, Fairfax County has an abundance of restaurants offering dog-friendly…

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How to Celebrate Pi Day in Fairfax County

Updated for 2022 Looking for an excuse to eat some delicious sweet and savory goodness? Search no more! Celebrate Pi Day in Fairfax County with our unique bakeries, eateries, and attractions. Sweet Pies The Pie Gourmet 507 Maple Ave W, Vienna Image courtesy Pie Gourmet The Pie Gourmet offers…

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Your Guide to All Things Irish for St. Patrick's Day

"Wishing you a pot o’ gold, And all the joy your heart can hold." - Unknown My name is Patrick. My grandfather was born in County Cork, Ireland. My great-grandfather and great-grandmother were from County Louth, Ireland. I have freckles. And if I let my beard grow long enough you can see hints of…

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4 Spectacular Gardens to Visit in Fairfax County

Fairfax County's gardens are a delight all year round. Spring in particular is a stunning display of flora and fauna. It's during this time that multitudes of visitors flock to the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia region to see the spectacle that is the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Plan a…

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Budget-Friendly Spring Travel Ideas in Fairfax County

Visit any major city in the US and it could cost you $20 per person just to visit their art museum. Visit Washington, DC, however, and you can tour major art galleries, all the Smithsonian museums, and the city’s iconic monuments for free. It’s a little-known, but budget-friendly, fact. And get…

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Best Stops Along The George Washington Memorial Parkway

Scenic. Convenient. Hassle-free (relatively). The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) is, hands down, one of the best drives in Northern Virginia. You don’t even need a destination. It IS the destination—especially in fall when the leaves turn brilliant colors against the backdrop of limestone…

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Just Announced: The Barns at Wolf Trap 2021-2022 Season

Fall comes bearing crisp weather, fall festivals, and pumpkin fever, but one precursor to autumn that we love around here is Wolf Trap's season announcement for its smaller, historical venue, The Barns. The popular local venue just released its first set of shows - welcoming back audiences in-person…

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