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The finer things in life are all yours in Virginia's Cultural Region, where culinary experiences, shopping, and history pave the way for a vacation indulgence that's just right. Five destinations. An incredible journey. It's time you take a trip to Northern Virginia.

Alexandria
Arlington
Fairfax County
Loudoun County
Prince William County
Virginia's Cultural Region

Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine and one of the South's Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle--a welcoming escape next to America's capital city. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside historic museums and the scenic Potomac River waterfront. Dozens of working artist studios and intimate performance venues allow the visitor to experience art up close. The city's cobblestone streets and 18th- and 19th-century architecture provide a perfect backdrop to a romantic couples getaway, a shopping trip with friends, or a family DC vacation. Alexandria is a relaxed and refined destination set amidst the echoes of America's story.

With hotels ranging from luxurious boutiques to affordable and comfortable chains, Alexandria has several lodging options within walking distance of Old Town's major attractions. Just 3 miles from Reagan National Airport and 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport, Alexandria is also accessible to Washington DC by Metrorail or watertaxi and close to all of Northern Virginia's other exciting attractions.

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Looking for convenience and value near the nation's capital?

Stay with us in Arlington – just across the river from Washington, D.C. – and you'll discover American treasures, lively neighborhoods, car-free fun, and an abundance of dining and shopping. And, you can choose from more than 40 hotels with rates averaging 20% lower than downtown D.C.!

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Situated in the heart of Northern Virginia, Fairfax County draws visitors from all over the world seeking to explore our unique visitor experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. From history to arts to museums and more, these one-of-a-kind attractions will delight the whole family. We’re home to America’s most visited historic estate, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, where you can walk in the footsteps of our nation’s first president. Music lovers can flock to see hundreds of performances year-round at Wolf Trap, America’s only National Park dedicated to the performing arts. Learn about space and aviation history at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is home to hundreds of iconic aircraft and spacecraft, including the Space Shuttle Discovery and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Nature lovers can explore the many trails throughout the county, including the stunning paths to the grand overlooks at Great Falls Park.

When you visit Fairfax County, you’ll also have convenient access to world-renowned shopping at Tysons Corner, a wide-range of dining options, a delicious selection of locally brewed and poured beer, and our two award-winning wineries that usher you into Virginia’s Wine Country. Stay in one of Fairfax County’s 100+ hotels for an affordable and memorable trip to the Capital Region. Fairfax County is centrally located between both Reagan National Airport to the east and Washington Dulles International Airport to the west, and is accessible to both Amtrak and Washington, DC’s Metrorail system.

Connect with America on your next visit to Fairfax County!

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Loudoun, Virginia is an exquisite culinary, craft beverage, and heritage destination just 25 miles from Washington, D.C. The county boasts more than 40 award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, 25+ craft breweries, as well as farm-to-table dining, country inns, bed and breakfasts, and more! Along the way, you’ll experience scenic vistas, deep American heritage, as well as charming small towns such as Leesburg and Middleburg, the capital of Virginia horse country. Loudoun is also located at the heart of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, and is home to several historic towns, plantations and Civil War sites.

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Outside The Nation’s Capital. Inside Your Vacation Budget.

Nestled 30 miles from the Nation’s Capital, Prince William, Virginia is one of the most affordable overnight destinations in the Washington, DC Region. With over 4,400 hotel rooms located near Interstates 95 and 66, visitors have the opportunity to be Close to DC, yet enjoy major attractions such as Jiffy Lube Live, Manassas National Battlefield Park, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and shopping favorites Cabela’s, IKEA, Potomac Mills, Virginia Gateway and more. Prince William, Virginia also boasts the largest collection of trails, open space, and parks in Northern Virginia and is ideal for the outdoor adventure enthusiast. Enjoy Leesylvania State Park, Prince William Forest Park, the Bull Run Mountain Conservancy, and paddleboard along the Occoquan River before relaxing in our charming small towns for dinner, or putting those tired feet up at one of the many local breweries, wineries or distilleries.

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Welcome to Northern Virginia – also known as Virginia’s Cultural Region – where an ideal mix of history and approachable local culture promises visitors a rich experience. You can learn about the events and places that helped shape the United States while discovering quaint downtown neighborhoods, where locals treat visitors like family. Stroll tree-lined streets and tour charming boutique wineries. Hop on bikes to ride along the banks of the Potomac River for some of the most stunning views of Washington D.C. found anywhere. Browse the home of America’s first President, hoist a pint at an historic brewery, dine on the masterpieces of a celebrity chef or treat yourself to a little retail therapy. It’s all waiting for you in Virginia’s Cultural Region.

Virginia’s Cultural Region is known as the “hip and cosmopolitan side of Virginia,” and it’s easy to see why. With award-winning theatre companies, dazzling visual artists, crave-worthy cuisine and chic shopping, it’s the place to be. Indulge in locally sourced dishes at award-winning restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world. Applaud the performances of world-class theatre productions and meet with local artisans as they create everything from watercolors and sculpture to jewelry and woodwork. Enjoy live music from international artists or up-and-coming indie bands. Equally as dazzling are the options for the perfect purchase, with the world’s top designers or quaint shops at your fingertips. So are the bargains, with two outlet malls featuring brand names at a fraction of the cost.

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