2011 July 4th Events & Fireworks in North Virginia

North Virginia celebrates Independence Day with several events across the counties. Check out the following July 4th celebrations and stay tuned for more.

Independence Day in historic Mount Vernon

The hometown of America’s first President, Mount Vernon hosts a vibrant event for July 4.The Independence Day celebrations include patriotic fireworks over the Potomac River, wreath laying ceremony, visit from the “first” first couple, General and Mrs. Washington.

Admission: Adults, $15.00; children ages 6-11, $7.00; and children under 5 are admitted free. All events are included in regular Estate admission.

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
Mount Vernon, VA 22309
Monday, July 04, 2011 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Website www.mountvernon.org Continue reading

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Pet Friendly Hotels in Arlington, North Virginia

If your pet is an integral part of your travel plans to Arlington, Virginia -fret not! Arlington, offers an array of logding options, including several pet friendly hotels in the area.

Hotel Palomar Arlington

Hotel Palomar Arlington allows pets of all size and shapes! Guests
are required to sign a “Pet Pawlicy” accepting responsibility of
any damage and extra cleaning costs. Hired pet care services can be arranged on request. Note: Pets are not allowed on certain floors.

Hotel Palomar Arlington
1121 N. 19th St.
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (866) 505-1001
Hotel: (703) 351-9701
Fax: (703) 351-9175
Website www.hotelpalomar-arlington.com

Westin Arlington Gateway

The Westin Arlington Gateway allows one dog up to 40 pounds per room. Dogs over 40 pounds may be allowed at the hotel’s discretion. No other pets are permitted. Guest is required to sign a pet waiver.

801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 717-6200
Website www.westinarlingtongateway.com

Other pet-friendly hotels in Arlington

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 S. Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 415-5000/(800) 241-3333
Website www.ritzcarlton.com/pentagoncity
 
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
2850 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 415-1300
Website www.residenceinnarlingtoncapitalview.com

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Free Yoga at DC Yoga Week: May 15 to May 21 2011

Yoga enthusiasts are in for a treat during the DC Yoga week that commences May 15, 2011 to May 21, 2011. For a week, D.C residents can enjoy yoga at all participating studios for $5 or for free.

To kick start the event, partake in a fun-filled gathering called the Yoga on the Mall (YOTM), near the Washington Monument, on the grounds of the National Mall on Sunday, May 15 between 1:30-4:30 pm. Led by talented instructors from participating DC Yoga Week studios, the YOTM is a free event that caters to yogis of all skill sets, including families and young children.

The Yoga on the Mall will feature live drumming by the Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project, Acro-Yoga demonstration and interactive partner class and Special Appearance and class lead by Shiva Rea, accompanied by drumming from Unified Vibrations.

Also, participate in the “Yoga Swarga”, the first Yoga Flash Mob in conjunction with the Asian Heritage Foundation on Saturday, May 21, 10-11 am at John Marshall Park. Bring your own mats and indulge in a series of self-paced sun salutations. Be a part of more festivities that includes cultural parade, craft activities, martial arts, interactive displays and more.

Participating Studios

 For more details, LIKE “DC Yoga Week” on Facebook or check out their website.

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Visit CurvyGirls Bridal~ The New Plus Size Bridal Salon in Northern Virginia

If you’re a plus-size bride looking for a wedding dress, you’re in luck! CurvyGirls Bridal, the first bridal salon opened in Fairfax, Virginia. Offering designer  bridal gowns, accessories, bridesmaid dresses and collections for proms and quinceanera, the salon is a one-stop shop for all your bridal shopping needs. To top it all, the salon has tied up with Sarno & Son to offer stylish and designer tuxedos for men. Continue Reading

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Bed & Breakfasts in Alexandria

Alexandria in Northern Virginia beckons travelers with rich history, colonial charm and contemporary grandeur. Lodging options ranges from an array of quaint bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels and budgeted motels. However, nothing surpasses the hospitality of the bed and breakfasts in Alexandria.

Bed & Breakfasts in Alexandria

216 A City Bed & Breakfast

Newly renovated, 216 is a 1889 townhouse located in the Old Town of Alexandria.

Rooms
Three bedrooms  that includes two queen bed rooms and one with twin brass beds, two full and one half bathrooms, living room, dining room, reading room, terrace, and garden.

Amenities

  • Continental Breakfast
  • High-speed Internet
  • Free parking

Rate
$225 per night for up to two people sharing the same bedroom, and $50 per night for each additional person traveling with you. Also an additional 5% Virginia sales tax is charged.

Contact
216 S. Fayette Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Website:http://www.216bandb.com/ 

Alexandria Almost Heaven Bed and Breakfast

Located minuted off the Old Town Alexandria, Almost Heaven bed and breakfast is a featured lodging option with modern amenities.

Rooms
Large sitting area, hard wood floors, antiques, large
bedrooms with new plush pillow top beddings, full kitchen.

Amenities

  • Private in ground pool/jacuzzi
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hot tubs/whirlpool tub
  • Private Baths
  • Library
  • Free parking

Rate
$129 and up

Contact
6339 Brocketts Crossing
Alexandria, VA 22310
Website www.bedandbreakfastinnvirginia.com 

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Arlington Restaurants Serving Mother’s Day Special

 

Mother’s Day is on May 8, 2011. To help you celebrate the big day, several Arlington restaurants have geared up with Mother’s Day specials. Make an appointment today for the most important person in your life.

Arlington restaurants serving Mother’s Day Special

Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill
2424 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Phone: (703) 528-3030
Website

Cafe Italia
519 South 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Italian
Phone: (703) 521-2565
Website

On Mother’s Day, enjoy delicious 24.95 3-course dinner menu or come for lunch & try brunch and receive a free mimosa or bloody Mary.

Capitol City Brewing Company
4001 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: American
Phone: (703) 578-3888
Website

cityhouse
1325 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Steak
Phone: (703) 276-8999
Website

Domaso – Palomar Hotel Arlington – A Kimpton Hotel
1121 North 19th Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: Italian
Phone: (703) 351-1211
Website

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet:$35 for adults and $20 for children. All mothers receive complimentary Mimosa!

The Front Page
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: American
Phone: (703) 248-9990
Website

A special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet for $25.99 per person with all your brunch favorites plus a decadent assortment of desserts!

Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Phone: (703) 415-5000 x2785
Website

Ireland’s Four Courts
2051 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Irish, Gastro Pub
Phone: (703) 525-3600
Website

Jaleo Crystal City
2250 A Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
Phone: (703) 413-8181
Website 

Legal Sea Foods – Crystal City
2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Seafood
Phone: (703) 415-1200
Website

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood – Arlington

2010-B Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
Phone: (703) 413-6400
Website

Treat Mom to the best on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 6-8! All moms will enjoy free Chocolate Truffle Trio dessert on Sunday. Flowers & custom menu messages available.

Me Jana
2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 140
Arlington, VA 22201
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
Phone: (703) 465-4440
Website: http://www.me-jana.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Arlington
2231 Crystal Drive, 11th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
Website: http://www.ruthschris.com
Phone: (703) 979-7275

Eventide
3165 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
Phone: (703) 276-3165
Website

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