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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Performing Arts Venue
“During the warm seasons, this outdoor theater features some of the best concerts all under the stars. Bring a picnic and a blanket and prepare to relax and enjoy.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Did you know there are 95 Acres of beautiful ornamental gardens hidden in the middle of northern Virginia? Meadowlark is an amazing place to spend a beautiful day walking trails, perusing gardens, or relaxing by the lakes in the sun. Between Thanksgiving and New Years they also play host to the Winter Walk of Lights, a fun holiday activity. Admission to the gardens is $6.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The original! Great food, beer and hospitality. We love their larger, Mosaic District location too. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Zoo
“Another great petting zoo. Funny to see zebras roaming the plains of the suburbs.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Featuring the Watermine family water park - about 5 min away. We provide 2 beach towels.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“A favorite of bikers, joggers, and those who just want to stroll, the W&OD stretches for 45 miles from Shirlington to Purcellville, VA. It runs right through Vienna and is a great way to get out to the quieter side of Virginia.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“GREAT breakfast and croissants! They also have sandwiches and a small italian store. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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“Our favorite Italian family restaurant. They are originally from Naples Italy. Food is authentic and delicious. They have a adjacent gelato store too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Garden
“Decompress, breath slow and absorb natural energy from the beautiful gardens and serene pavilions. Wonderful place to unplug from rat race and connect with your inner self!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Go watch a show on the lawn and pack your own picnic and wine for a wonderful evening under the stars. Run by the National Park Service and they have a ton of cool performances each summer.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Hands down our favorite place to see a show in the DMV! Every year Wolftrap’s concert line-up brings some really stellar performances to our backyard. The best part? You can bring in your own food and alcohol. See who’s in town during your stay, grab some lawn tickets, pack a picnic and enjoy!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Small park with a playground, full sized soccer field, and 3 tennis courts.”
  • 1 local recommends