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    Do you recognize one of the oldest tourist destinations in the US? This beauty has been included on several "Seven Natural Wonders of the World" lists, was surveyed by George Washington in 1750 and was once owned by Thomas Jefferson as a personal retreat. While you're visiting don't forget to swing by the legendary Foamhenge, explore the Natural Bridge Caverns and get your photo taken with a baby tiger at the Natural Bridge Zoo. Photo credit: @takeiteasybee #loveva #virginia #vaoutdoors #naturalwonder #naturalbridge #howisummer #vatravel #virginiaisforlovers #photooftheday #fatherson
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  • Archive for January 9th, 2012

    Make January Your Dine Around Month

    by Casey | Posted on January 9th, 2012

    Old Town Alexandria

    Old Town Alexandria

    If the blahs of winter have gotten you down, fear not. A good dinner out will always raise your spirits!

    Virginia is chock full of great dining and five areas are polishing their silver and perfecting their pairings for their annual restaurant week events. Which one do you plan to partake of?

    January 9-15: The Northern Virginia / DC Restaurant Week is an occasion of fine dining that stretches across the cities of Alexandria, Arlington, Clifton, Fairfax, Falls Church, McLean, Reston, and Vienna. Choose a prix fixe three-course lunch or five-course dinner at one of the 52 participating Virginia restaurants. Lunch is $20.12 per person and dinner is $35.12 per person.

    January 13-22: Alexandria Restaurant Week boasts 56 participating restaurants and $35 can buy you either a single three-course dinner OR a dinner for two at a range of atmospheres. Choose from formal dining to comfortably casual.

    January 15-22: Virginia Beach Restaurant Week is in its 7th year and now has 70 restaurants on board! Go out for a three-course lunch for $11.12 or do dinner at your choice of two price rates – either $20.12 or $27.12.

    January 22-29: Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week has 22 restaurants offering three-course dinners for either $20 or $30, depending on your choices. Eight of those participants also have a $10 two-course lunch menu exclusive to this week.

    January 23-29: Charlottesville Restaurant Week welcomes you to choose from 20 restaurants offering $26 three-course dinners.

    For all of these restaurant week events, reservations are strongly recommended. Click the links above to begin the online reservation process or locate phone numbers. We hope you find tastebud LOVE at the end of your fork this January in Virginia!



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