10 Best Wineries Near Washington, D.C. (From a Local)

Windridge Vineyards

Washington, D.C. is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. It’s home to world-class museums, monuments, and historic sites like the White House and U.S. Capitol Building.  But if you’re looking for a relaxing escape from the city, I recommend visiting some of the many wineries that are just an hour or … Read more

A Guide to the Best Washington, D.C. Airports to Fly Into (From a Local)

Dulles Airport

What is the best airport to fly into to visit Washington, D.C.?  Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the best airport to fly into to visit Washington, D.C.  Even though it’s technically located in Arlington, Virginia, Reagan National is only 3 miles from D.C., which makes it by far the closest airport.  It is … Read more

11 Best Spring Festivals in Washington, D.C.

Jefferson Memorial and Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

As a Northern Virginia native who spends a lot of time in Washington, D.C., I can honestly say that spring is THE BEST time to be in D.C.! The city is filled with beautiful gardens in full bloom, especially around the National Mall, and the weather is generally at its best – not too hot … Read more

2023 Northern Virginia Christmas Events

Christmas Lights

Every year, there are always a large number of Northern Virginia Christmas events. Whether you are interested in perennial concert favorites like The Nutcracker or Handel’s Messiah, dazzling light displays, historic presentations, or Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies, the area has something to offer for just about everyone! Below are some of my top recommendations for … Read more