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Holiday celebrations are under way all over the country, including Southwest Virginia, where the culture of Appalachia is ever-present. Main Street decorations, markets offering homemade crafts and foods, parades featuring local bands and community groups, special concerts and theatrical pro…

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Parents often find it daunting when a young daughter or son starts using words like brontosaurus, triceratops, or even Cretaceous! Fortunately, the Chesapeake region has several locales where families facing “dinosaur fever” can find some hands-on paleontology.

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Gettysburg’s newest historical attraction, created by the Adams County Historical Society, is coming in April 2023. Pushing the boundaries of a traditional museum experience, the Beyond the Battle museum features Gettysburg’s rarest artifacts and the latest media and special-effects technolo…

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Take a ghost tour in Howard County, and you’ll probably hear how, back in the day, Ellicott City was noted for its saloons, parking lots, and funeral parlors. Today, this county seat is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its shops, restaurants, historic sites, and quaint small-town cha…

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When it comes to making the holidays bright, the city of Indiana has a head start on the competition. Located east of Pittsburgh, this Pennsylvania city is not only the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World,” but it’s also the hometown of Jimmy (think “George Bailey”) Stewart. For the rest of…

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Reading Blues Fest, the annual celebration of traditional and contemporary blues presented by Berks Arts, will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Reading from Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20.

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The Virginia’s Crossroads region, located in the south-central part of the state, is well known for its beautiful countryside, charming small towns, historical importance, and old-fashioned hospitality. And perhaps the best time to check out all of the area’s attributes is during the holiday…

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“Pikes Peak or Bust” was the cry heard across America when gold was found north of the snow-capped mountain in early 1859. A frenzy of “Fifty-Niners,” about 100,000 gold-seekers, rushed to Colorado in hopes of striking it rich. Within three years, 20 troy ounces of gold had been found, and t…

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Sign up for the EAT. DRINK. LOVE. Pass—a mobile passport that connects you with local producers of craft spirits, wine, cider, and beer, as well as the most LOVED places and spaces in Nelson County. The pass awards prizes for different numbers of check-ins.

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In the heart of America’s Garden Capital lies the Brandywine Valley, a mecca of gardens, museums, wineries, breweries, history trails, and bucolic scenery. Located only two hours from Washington, D.C., it’s the perfect fall weekend getaway destination, offering myriad opportunities for trave…

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For a breathtaking botanical experience, discover autumn in the heart of America’s Garden Capital: Chester County’s vibrant Brandywine Valley. Nestled in the countryside near Philadelphia, the Brandywine Valley is a charming destination, home to the highest concentration of gardens in the nation.

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From the bellowing locomotive to the little red caboose, few things have captured the American imagination quite as much as its railroading past. Pennsylvania was at the forefront of rail history, so it should come as no surprise that the Keystone State has a number of opportunities for seei…

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There’s more than one reason to plan an autumn visit to Altoona: With plenty to do and see, there are multiple options, both indoors and outdoors, cultural and recreational, historic and just plain fun. Best of all, what makes many of the attractions in this Central Pennsylvania city so appe…

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Fall is the perfect time to head to the mountains! Bedford has more mileage along the Blue Ridge Parkway than any county in Virginia, making it the perfect place for a scenic drive. With multiple exits from the Parkway, it is easy to explore local wineries, orchards, and trails for hiking, b…

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Escape the stress of everyday life and retreat to some of West Virginia’s most beautiful mountain towns. Discover the peace you need with a fall getaway full of relaxation. Our scenic landscapes with few distractions provide the perfect places to travel solo. Time spent alone in Almost Heave…

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The state of Alaska seems to make everyone’s bucket list. For many travelers, Alaska is the trip of a lifetime that requires time, effort, and money. For others, it is a grand way to celebrate a life achievement such as graduation, a wedding, a family reunion, or retirement. Most travelers, …

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Visit Nelson County like a local. Sign up for the EAT. DRINK. LOVE. Pass, a mobile passport that will take you to the local eateries and producers of craft spirits, wine, cider, and beer, as well as the most LOVEd places and spaces in Nelson County. The pass awards prizes for different numbe…

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There’s nothing like fall in Western Maryland; the air is crisp, the nights are cool, and the leaves are bursting with color. It’s the perfect time to take a road trip and spend some time leaf-peeping, partaking of the fall harvest at local food stands, or enjoying some hiking or biking thro…

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Located in Lexington in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, the Virginia Military Institute, the oldest state-supported military college in the country, is proud of its heritage.

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Tired of driving in the city and need to stretch your legs? Want to enjoy nature, shopping, and dining all in one place? Warsaw in the Northern Neck of Virginia has it all, and we’re excited to share a sample of what the perfect day could look like. 

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Are you a gearhead? Or do you prefer machines that fly? Does riding the rails conjure images of days gone by? No matter your favorite mode of travel, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, is a great place to explore modes of transportation—planes, trains, and automobiles. 

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Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River in the Northern Neck of Virginia, Stratford Hall has welcomed visitors for nearly 300 years. Built in 1738, the Georgian-style mansion was the boyhood home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee…

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The Lost Colony, America’s longest-running outdoor drama—now in its 85th year—is a gripping tale about a band of 117 English settlers who braved the perils of the Atlantic Ocean and attempted to start a new life in the hostile environment of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

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There’s a new war-inspired museum in Gettysburg where artifacts, both small and large (actually, enormous), along with living history presentations and hands-on experiences, tell the story of sacrifice at home and on the battlefield. 

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Rocky Gap Casino Resort, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel nestled in the Appalachian Mountains with lakeside views, offers an award-winning golf course, a variety of restaurants for all occasions, outdoor activities, a high-energy casino, and luxurious amenities, all set to the natural beauty of Roc…

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McKean County in Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier may be far off the beaten path, miles removed from the nearest big city. Yet millions of visitors arrive each year, from all six inhabited continents, drawn by some pretty amazing attractions.

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When it comes to selecting a travel destination, sometimes big things really do come in small packages. And so it is with Altoona, where “Small Destination, Big Adventures” aptly describes the wide-reaching opportunities this Central Pennsylvania city offers when it comes to summertime fun, …

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With 70,000 acres of parklands, one of the tallest bridges in the country, and one of the oldest rivers in the world, it’s no secret why New River Gorge attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, especially in the summer.

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From the majestic heights of the Seneca Rocks to the biodiverse peat bogs of the Cranberry Glades, the Monongahela National Forest offers some of the Mid-Atlantic’s most breathtaking landscapes. With more than 115,000 acres of wilderness, it’s easy to forget you’re within a few hours’ drive …

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From the 58 juried artists and the 200 folks who pay $10 to participate in a “Quick Draw” to the kids trying their hand at a make-it-and-take-it event and the school-age artists competing in a mini-competition: The upcoming days in Maryland’s Talbot County are soon to serve as a picturesque …

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Ready for some high-energy excitement? Check out Dominion Raceway & Entertainment in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. As the Mid-Atlantic’s premier racing venue, the site features a road course, an oval track, and a street racing course with NASCAR and other motorsports events almost every…

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The seventh-generation Clark family farm at 10500 Clarksville Pike near Ellicott City is in the business of selling its own produce, but also has created a wonderland for families. Meet the goats, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens, emus, ducks, rabbits and more at Clark’s Elioak Petting Farm, a…

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An honored tradition since Colonial times, market fairs bring together community craftspeople, musicians, dancers, and vendors in a showcase of their talents, artwork, and skills. The Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum near Catonsville, Maryland, June 11…

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When there are 250 candles on the birthday cake, of course there’s going to be a party. It’s not surprising, then, that as Historic Ellicott City marks the big 2-5-0, a year-long variety of activities are planned for residents of (and visitors to) this Howard Country, Maryland, town.

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Cook Forest State Park in Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region is best known for its stands of giant old-growth timber and the Clarion Wild and Scenic River. However, each summer, history in a truly unique format takes center stage at the Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts, with a Livin…