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Old 03-09-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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Our time in NoVa is coming to an end soon. We have had a great time exploring the Smithsonian/National Mall/Mt Vernon/Williamsburg types of place here. We would like to explore some of the lesser known places/activities in our last six months here. Suggestions? (Indoor/Outdoor/museums/anything you enjoy.)
Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Bluebell walk from Riverbend Park to Great Falls National Park. It's about 1 1/2 miles, and spectacular in a few places. Bluebells should be opening in 2-3 weeks. (Odds are normie will post photos when they do.)

Some other good suggestions are in this thread:

Have-you-tried-these-nova-classics
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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My sis and boss told me that this is a pretty cool place to check out: Blandy Experimental Farm and The State Arboretum of Virginia. The Commonwealth's Public Garden

The best part is that it's free.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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My sis and boss told me that this is a pretty cool place to check out: Blandy Experimental Farm and The State Arboretum of Virginia. The Commonwealth's Public Garden

The best part is that it's free.
Oh! The dogwood alley there is so pretty when it's in bloom.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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Walk the trail and boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park:

Huntley Meadows Park
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Watch the planes land at Gravelly Point near National Airport

Walk through Old Town

Catch an outdoor show at Wolf Trap

Great Falls

Civil war battlefields of Manassas

Charlottesville
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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I second Great Falls and Riverbend Park. They're great. The US Postal Museum is neat - it's near Union Station. Annapolis is a fun place to see. Middleburg is nice. Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland is a nice place to hike. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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The US Postal Museum is neat - it's near Union Station.
I love that museum. Who would have guessed a museum about the post office would be so interesting? Also, the building museum has some intriguing exhibits.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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These aren't actually in NoVa:

The Arboretum, esp. when the azaleas are blooming US National Arboretum * * * *:.
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens (U.S. National Park Service)
Adams Memorial Adams Memorial (ca. 1890) at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, DC by Augustus Saint Gaudens, Stanford White located in James M. Goode's North Capitol Street area

Further afield: Historic Ellicott City (Md.) Ellicott City : Ellicott City News and Photos - baltimoresun.com
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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Check out Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna (it's lovely in the spring).
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