Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

One of the most spectacular national parks in the country, Shenandoah is like a new smile from nature: in spring and summer the wildflowers explode, in fall the leaves burn bright red and orange, and in winter a col…
Top Choice Historic Site in Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

The restored capital of England’s largest colony in the New World is a must-see attraction for visitors of all ages. This is not some phony, fenced-in theme park: Colonial Williamsburg is a living, breathing, workin…
Top Choice Historic Site in Northern Virginia

Mount Vernon

One of the most visited historic shrines in the nation, 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. Now own…
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 US has fought since the Revolution. Highlights includ…
Top Choice Historic Building in Alexandria

Carlyle House

If you have time for just one historic house tour in Alexandria, make it this one. The house dates from 1753 when merchant and city founder, John Carlyle, built the most lavish mansion in town (which in those days w…
Top Choice Brewery in The Piedmont

Blue Mountain Brewery

Located 20 miles from Charlottesville near the gorgeous high slopes of Skyline Dr, Blue Mountain Brewery is some kind of wonderful. These guys are dedicated to their craft and their craft beers, which includes a cri…
Top Choice Museum in Northern Virginia

Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center

The National Air and Space Museum on the Mall is so awesome they made an attic for it: the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, VA. It’s three times the size of the DC museum and sprawls through massive hangars…
Top Choice Notable Building in Arlington

Pentagon

South of Arlington Cemetery is the Pentagon, the largest office building in the world. Outside you may visit the Pentagon Memorial; 184 illuminated benches honor each person killed in the September 11, 2001, terrori…
Historic Site in Charlottesville

Monticello

Monticello is an architectural masterpiece designed and inhabited by Thomas Jefferson, founding father and third US president, who spent 40 years building his dream home, finally completed in 1809. Today it is the o…
Historic Building in The Piedmont

Montpelier

Thomas Jefferson gets all the attention in these parts, but it's well worth branching out and visiting James Madison's Montpelier, a spectacular estate 25 miles northeast of Charlottesville (off Hwy 20). Madison was…