Northern Virginia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Northern Virginia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Arlington National Cemetery


    Nearly 400,000 American war dead, as well as many notable Americans (among them presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, General...Read More

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  • 2. George Mason's Gunston Hall

    Historic Home

    Down the Potomac from Mount Vernon is the home of another important George. Gentleman farmer George Mason was a colonel of the Virginia militia...Read More

  • 3. Great Falls Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Facing the C&O Canal National Historical Park across the Potomac River on the Virginia side, this is where the steep, jagged falls of the...Read More

  • 4. Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Military Sight

    The Confederacy won two important victories—in July 1861 and August 1862—at this battlefield, also known as Bull Run. General Thomas Jackson...Read More

  • 5. Mount Vernon

    Historic Home

    This plantation and the surrounding lands had been in the Washington family for nearly 70 years by the time the future president inherited it...Read More

  • 6. National Museum of the Marine Corps


    The glassy atrium of this 118,000-square-foot homage to the military's finest soars into the sky next to the Marine Corps Base Quantico. The...Read More

  • 7. Stone Tower Winery


    Set on a hill overlooking 300 acres of land, Stone Tower is one of Northern Virginia’s largest and most popular wineries. Family owned and operated...Read More

  • 8. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

    Arts/Performance Venue

    A major venue in the greater D.C. area, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts hosts a wide variety of performances throughout the...Read More

  • 9. 50 West Vineyards


    Perched on a hill with some of the area's best views of the Bull Run Mountains, this farmhouse-style tasting room serves Bordeaux-style red...Read More

  • 10. Air Force Memorial


    Easily visible from a distance, this memorial is a tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Air Force. Three curved spires—up to 270 feet tall...Read More

  • 11. Alexandria Black History Museum

    Old Town | Museum/Gallery

    This collection, devoted to the history of African Americans in Alexandria and Virginia, is housed in part in the Robert H. Robinson Library...Read More

  • 12. Appomattox Confederate Statue

    Old Town | Public Art

    In 1861, when Alexandria was occupied by Union forces, the 800 soldiers of the city's garrison marched out of town to join the Confederate Army...Read More

  • 13. Arlington House

    Historic Home

    It was in Arlington that the two most famous names in Virginia history—Washington and Lee—became intertwined. George Washington Parke Custis...Read More

  • 14. Athenaeum

    Old Town | Museum/Gallery

    One of the most noteworthy structures in Alexandria, this striking Greek Revival edifice at the corner of Prince and Lee streets stands out...Read More

  • 15. Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee

    Old Town | Historic Home

    This childhood home of the commander of the Confederate forces of Virginia is a fine example of a 19th-century Federal town house. The house...Read More

  • 16. Captain's Row

    Old Town | Neighborhood/Street

    Many of Alexandria's sea captains once lived on this block, which gives visitors the truest sense of what the city looked like in the 1800s...Read More

  • 17. Carlyle House

    Old Town | Historic Home

    Alexandria forefather and Scottish merchant John Carlyle built this grand house, which was completed in 1753 and modeled on a country manor...Read More

  • 18. Christ Church

    Old Town | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    George Washington and Robert E. Lee were pewholders in this Episcopal church, which remains in nearly original condition. (Washington paid quite...Read More

  • 19. Chrysalis Vineyard


    Two miles east of Middleburg is the Chrysalis Vineyard, a 412-acre-and-growing vineyard dedicated to producing both old- and new-world varieties...Read More

  • 20. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site


    Located about 3 miles northwest of Wolf Trap, this operating gristmill dates from the first decade of the 19th century, although the country...Read More

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