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Top Choice Historic Site in Northern Virginia

Mount Vernon

One of America's most visited historic sites, Mount Vernon was the beloved home of George and Martha Washington, who lived here from the time of their marriage in 1759 until George's death in 1799. Regular guided to…
Top Choice Cemetery in Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington is the somber final resting place for more than 400,000 military personnel and their dependents. The 624-acre grounds contain the dead of every war the USA has fought since the Revolution. Highlights inclu…
Top Choice Architecture in Northern Virginia

Pope-Leighey House

Between 1937 and 1959, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed a series of small-scale houses that he called 'Usonian.' Modest in scale but rich in innovation and detail, these site-specific single-story dwellin…
Top Choice Winery in Loudoun County

Sunset Hills Vineyard

A relative newcomer to the Loudon district, this solar-powered 20-acre winery in the Waterford Cluster incorporates meticulously restored and rebuilt Amish farm buildings dating from the 1870s. The winemakers have r…
Top Choice American in Middleburg

Red Fox Tavern

Hallmarks here are the elegant surrounds and delicious dishes created using top-quality local produce. Take a seat by the fireplace of this antique-festooned 1728 inn and feast on perfectly cooked steaks, hickory-bo…
Top Choice International in Northern Virginia

Field & Main

Star and Neal Wavra's elegant eatery occupies a building that has functioned as a restaurant for two centuries. This is one of the best places to eat in Northern Virginia, offering delicious modern American dishes w…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Alexandria

Captain Gregory's

This nautical-themed speakeasy is hidden inside a Sugar Shack doughnut shop, which explains the decadent gourmet doughnuts on the menu. As for drinks, from Anais Needs a Vacay to Moaning Myrtles Morning Tea, the nam…
Top Choice Winery in Loudoun County

Tarara Vineyard

On a bluff overlooking the Potomac, this 475-acre estate is one of the most attractive vineyards in Virginia. The winery has a 6000-sq-ft cave/cellar, and visitors can enjoy tastings of wines including its well-rega…
Top Choice Winery in Loudoun County

Breaux Vineyards

The best-known vineyard in the Loudoun Heights cluster, Breaux produces a wide range of wines, the best of which are the the Madeleine Chardonnay and the Meritage blend of five Bordeaux varietals. Views from the tas…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Alexandria

Torpedo Factory Art Center

The former munitions factory today houses studios in which 165 artists and craftspeople sell their creations directly to the customer. There are also seven galleries. It is a distinctive setup, and there’s a good ch…