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NoVA Happy Hours

We’ve compiled a list of happy hour hot spots that offer more than just your average drink specials.

Guides: Farmers Markets

These outdoor markets provide a unique opportunity to shop, sample and help area farmers, all while saving money…


Guides: Biking and Jogging Trails

As the beautiful weather continues, take advantage of the warmth to skip the gym and get outside for your exercise routine. The following biking and jogging trails offer a beautiful respite from stuffy gyms…


Public Parks

Whether small, passive green spaces in urban areas, or more expansive acres offering activities, there are plenty of NoVA parks available.



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The cloudy, hazy weed renaissance

As other states and the district move on legalizing marijuana, a look at what it’s going to take to get Virginia up to speed.


Facing Fate

For Secret Service agent Clint Hill, expressions of anguish and adoration have helped heal the wounds of Dallas 1963.

Standing Up

A single act of determined, non-violent heroics by one of Alexandria’s native sons marks the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Virginia.

Unlikely Warrior

One Woman’s fight from Northern Virginia against Iran’s oppressive policies.


Matt Bassett

Matt Bassett

The Hub’s new associate artistic director.


Katya Ananieva of She’s Unique

Blogger Turned Boutique Boss

Katya Ananieva of She’s Unique shares the impact blogging had on her success and what’s next for the popular jewelry shop.


Golf ball in roses

The Perfect Golf Date for Your Golf-Free Relationship

Planning a golf date when your partner isn’t into golf can be a challenge. Here’s what to look for, and where to go.


Northern Virginia Magazine City Sprawl

Dis-counting to Five

Picking apart an examination of our numeral system, and putting it back together again.


Photo courtesy of Bendure Communications, Inc.

5 Things to Know Before Heading to the International Gold Cup

Get all the information you need before heading down to the International Gold Cup this weekend.

Photos courtesy of Allen Media Strategies

‘Carbon’ Mines Balance between Entertainment and Current Issues

Graphic novelist Danny Boyd talks with Northern Virginia Magazine about his latest work, “Carbon”

Photo by Alex Van Alen, courtesy of Billy Casper Golf.

Sling your shots on the course with FlingGolf Demo

This Saturday, Forest Greens Golf Club hosts a free demo of FlingGolf, a sport that combines golf and lacrosse to create an entirely unique experience.

Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens

6 Haunted Amusement Parks to Visit this Halloween

Get ready to scream for these Halloween themed amusement parks


Get Scared in NoVA

Take a break from the hayrides and apple picking and tap into your sense of fear at one of these haunted spots for an entertaining and terrifying experience.