Work Off the Excess Calories-Explore Nothern Virginia& DC This Weekend

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One of the great things about living in the DC Metro area is all of the things you can find to do on a weekend. You don't have to spend a fortunate in gas or days traveling to enjoy a few hours or a day out with friends or family.

You can never go wrong with a day at the National Zoo. Everyone wants to see the Panda Bears. With the fall weather the crowds have thinned and the animals are out enjoying the cooler weather.

Wander the grounds Arlington National Cemetery. The views from Arlington House, the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider and President Kennedy's gravesite are just a few of the sites that make Arlington National Cemetery a must on everyone's tour of the area.

Interested in Aviation History? The Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center is the newest addition to the Smithsonian but not located in DC. The center which houses the space shuttle Enterprise is actually in Chantilly VA about 20 miles west of DC. You will also find the B-29 Enola Gay and an SR-71 (Habu) spy plane. With flight simulators and an IMAX theater at the center it is easy to spend an entire day within the walls of the center. It is free to enter the museum but there is a $15 parking fee per car.

Check out George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate on the banks of the Potomac River. Most visitors drive to Mount Vernon but you can also take a boat tour from Alexandria and arrive on the docks at the front of the house. It is easy to see why George Washington loved this property and why it is one of the most popular places to visit in the area. The grounds are impeccable, you can see the farm life as it was in the 1700's and be thankful that preservationists were able to keep Mount Vernon for all of us to see 300 years later.

The National Museum of the Marine Corps located just outside of the main gate of Quantico is the ultimate Ooh-rah" experience. Designed to resemble the flag raising at Iwo Jima the museum this museum is designed to make you understand what it means to be a Marine. With interactive exhibits you can feel as if you are right in the thick of the action. This is a great place to pay tribute to all current and past Marines and understand their place in our US history.

Take a break this weekend, work off the second helping of sweet potatoes and enjoy a few of the local attractions.  

Map of DC Area Attractions


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Comment balloon 8 commentsCindy Jones • November 27 2009 11:36AM


Cindy, great map!  I'm exploring New England this weekend instead. 

Posted by Craig Richardson (National Realty) almost 9 years ago

Fabulous map!  But who says we put on an extra calories this weekend?  :)

Posted by Dr. John McMillen (Clovis Real Estate) almost 9 years ago


Great suggestion. Let's get everyone away from the table and to many beautiful places wherever they are.  Hope you are having a great weekend! 

Posted by Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty) almost 9 years ago

For those of us who love history, your map is a great way to explore!  Thanks for sharing this with us!

Posted by Delete Acct Desert Communities almost 9 years ago


Hi Cindy:

That's the great part about DC is right...

Always plenty of things to see and do there!

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) almost 9 years ago

Visiting DC is on my list. When I do, Ill definitely take your suggestions with me. 

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (Keller Williams Realty East Valley) almost 9 years ago

I'm loving your maps.  A little history can be a fun thing.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) almost 9 years ago

That's my old home, there, in the middle of your map!  Fairfax County--grew up there for the majority of my school years, while my dad was stationed around the Pentagon!

Posted by Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life! (Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life) almost 9 years ago

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