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This is like the opposite of most DC dining questions.

Best DC-area restaurants that require a car to get to? [more inside]
posted by troika on Nov 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Quiet beaches for a day trip from Baltimore?

Do you have any secret spots within an hour or so of Baltimore that you want to share with the entirety of the internets? Unlike previous AskMes, I don't want to go swimming, or deal with a billion tourists. I just want to go read a good book near the water for a day (ideally on a quiet beach, or in a park near a beach).
posted by JannaK on Jul 12, 2013 - 7 answers

What are some fun day time activities in the DC are for kids?

I have a ten-year-old boy staying with me for the next month in a Maryland suburb of DC. I would love to hear any and all suggestions for activities in the DC area (especially if anyone knows about any kind of baseball day camp or one day programs, anything baseball related). We have been having fun exploring the area but new ideas would be awesome. Thank you.
posted by TallyH on Jul 2, 2013 - 21 answers

Old Country Wedding in the New World

Looking for a rustic wedding venue in the DC/Virginia/MD (and potentially WV) region where the soon-to-be Mrs. Oneironaut and I can take over for the whole weekend, roast whole lambs, have a county fair atmosphere, and have the music and dancing go all night. We want to be able to control the space, have a house and potentially a few cabins available, and be within 30 minutes of a town with hotels. Any leads appreciated! And, this question is similar to this one, but we're anticipating more like 150 people, and don't need to be within an hour of the airport.
posted by oneironaut on Sep 21, 2012 - 4 answers

What to read to understand the city of Washington DC?

DC-area-history-filter! I'm about to move back to the US, where I will be either in DC or North Virginia (working in Ashburn, specifically). I like having a sense of the history that contributed to the physical environment around me. Why is this town here, who built what building, why, and what does the allegory in the decoration mean. Things like that. What books, articles, or whatever should I read to understand these qualities about my upcoming home?
posted by Schismatic on Mar 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Tattoo artist in NOVA or DC

I'm looking for recommendations for a tattoo artist in Northern Virginia or DC. [more inside]
posted by BigVACub on Feb 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Need B&B in VA for BF BDAY HALP

Help me find a place within 4-5 hours driving distance from DC that I could book a swank-esque hotel/non elderly B&B room* and sweep my boyfriend off his feet for a combined Valentines/birthday funtimesfantastic weekend. *(under $400 for 2 nights) [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing on Jan 18, 2012 - 15 answers

What should two New Yorkers do in Charlottesville next weekend?

My husband and I are going to Charlottesville next Friday to Sunday. We're traveling from NYC, and will be doing some light sightseeing in DC before our friends picks us up. What should we do in both cities. We'll have just the morning in DC, and Friday afternoon-Sunday afternoon in Charlottesville. [more inside]
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Oct 19, 2011 - 15 answers

Reveal your cache of Hidden Gem hikes!

What are the best "hidden gems" for hiking around DC/Maryland? [more inside]
posted by drlith on Aug 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Good relationship counselors in Northern VA?

Need a recommendation of a good, preferably non-marriage-centric, relationship counselor in the Northern Virginia / DC Metro area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Do I have to live in Virginia to go to school there?

My family lives and pays taxes in Virginia, and has for nearly a decade. I'd like to live and work in D.C. and commute to a certain suburban Virginia school to finish my Bachelor's degree starting this coming Fall term. I'd be financially independent with the exception of tuition, which my parents would cover. Is there any way I could be eligible for in-state tuition while living in the District?
posted by elektrotechnicus on Apr 17, 2011 - 15 answers

I want to spend a romantic weekend in a cabin near Washington DC with my girlfriend in March. Any recommendations?

I want to spend a weekend in a cabin within 3 hours of Washington DC with my girlfriend in March. I need something private with a hot tub and a fireplace and being a student, my budget isn't very high. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by libbrichus on Feb 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Public transport accessible campsites in DC, Virginia or Maryland?

I live in DC and have just had a great weekend away, camping down near Virginia Beach. Now I want to plan another couple of camping weekends this summer but I'm not keen on the cost of renting a car to do so. Does anyone know of any campgrounds in DC/Virginia/Maryland that are accessible from DC via public transport?
posted by uk_giffo on Jul 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Beautiful towns within driving distance of Washington, DC (and that are not overrun with tourists)

EastCoastFilter: Is your lovely town a best-kept secret? Looking for a magical sort of place to visit in or near DC, Virginia, or Maryland, something with the sort of historic downtown/art scene/subtle eccentricity vibe of Savannah, Ga. or Charlottesville, Va. [more inside]
posted by actionPetential on Oct 1, 2009 - 25 answers

Wheelchair-friendly dentists in DC area

Wheelchair-friendly dentist in the Washington DC area (Montgomery County MD if possible)? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Recent graduate dating in DC

I get the impression that DC is not a great dating town for young 20-something college graduates. Am I totally off base? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Anything is better than driving?

I've heard that there are twice-daily commuter flights to/from Charlottesville, VA and DC. I can't find any online... everything seems to be typical big-airliner, normal-expensive flights. Am I looking in the wrong place, and what's the best option for traveling between those two places minus a car? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jun 6, 2009 - 13 answers

A Virginia ham? Why, thanks!

What gift can I give my European colleagues that is quintessential Virginia/Washington DC, without straying into "miniature Washington Monument" territory? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Jun 5, 2009 - 23 answers

Where to get Yuengling in cans at room temp?

Where can I procure Yuengling in cans at room temperature in Arlington, VA? (Failing that, in DC, along I-81 between Arlington and Abingdon, or along the DC to WV route of I-270 to I-70 to I-68 in Maryland?) [more inside]
posted by little e on Jun 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Deserted beach camping in the DC-area

I'm looking for extremely primitive beach camping sites (preferably on the Chesapeake) in the DC/MD/VA area. I'm talking about places with no running water, no bathrooms, nothing but nature for miles around. Assateague Island's backcountry camping sites are a perfect example of what I'm looking for. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by charmston on Apr 25, 2009 - 4 answers

I should've been an accounting major

We live in Virginia, but my boyfriend's employer paid state taxes to DC instead of Virginia! Now what? [more inside]
posted by kerning on Apr 5, 2009 - 6 answers

What's the going rate for a pleasant apartment in DC?

Specific question about apartment hunting in DC/Northern Virginia... [more inside]
posted by little e on Dec 13, 2008 - 20 answers

Bar Exam Filter: DC, VA or MD bar?

I just passed MA and am considering a move to DC. I'm looking for advice on which bar exam to potentially sit for in February 2009. [more inside]
posted by smallstatic on Nov 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Need a psychiatrist in NoVa

A friend of mine in the Northern Virginia area is in need of a psychiatrist for issues of depression, rage, and maybe some kind of bipolar issue. My friend is in treatment, but is looking for recommendations for psychiatrists. My friend's depression is debilitating enough that it's very hard for my friend to actually seek out recommendations among the local friends and community, so I figured I'd hit up the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Oct 22, 2008 - 2 answers

Low Key Big Day (or, please save our sanity in wedding planning)

Group cabin/house rental in a lovely location in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area? Seeking beautiful spot that can host a celebration for around 70 people and (maybe) provide sleeping accommodations for some of them? State parks, beach rentals, lodges, summer camps all welcome. [more inside]
posted by xaire on Oct 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Give me cupcakes or give me death!

Where can I find awesome cupcakes in D/FW, D.C., and Boston? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Sep 29, 2008 - 29 answers

Where should I live in Arlington, VA?

Where should I live in Arlington, VA? I want to live on the orange line metro. I'm 23 and single and I want to be as close to the action as possible. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Sep 19, 2008 - 27 answers

This tuxedo fits OK, but could be better

Recommend a tailor in the DC area for suit alterations with a 1-2 day turnaround? [more inside]
posted by Mapes on Jul 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Why does road paving take so long in Massachusetts?

Why does road paving take so long in Massachusetts? Last year, when the Mass Pike was being paved, it was a multi-month project. They would mill the road, leave the milled road as is for several weeks, then pave it. The process of covering the length of the work area took several months. By comparison, when I lived in the DC Metro area, paving happened overnight on Route 66 in Northern Virginia inside the Beltway - seemingly instantaneously. One machine would mill the road, collect the milled asphalt, turn it into new asphalt, lay it, and then it would be paved -- in hours, not weeks or months. They would mill/pave one lane one night, then move to the next lane the next night. [more inside]
posted by scottso17 on Dec 9, 2007 - 19 answers

Can you recommend a safe DC-area city/neighborhood for a military couple who want to start a family?

My husband is a Marine we will be moving to the DC Area in November. He will be working near the Washington Navy Yard, and his commute is a concern for us. We are planning on starting a family, so living in a safe neighborhood is a priority. We would like to live in a "nicer" neighborhood, preferably quiet and family-friendly. We would like to spend about $1,600/month on rent, but would be willing to spend as much as $1,850 to get what we want. [more inside]
posted by creedling on Jul 16, 2007 - 17 answers

VW Mechanic in Northern VA?

Where in Northern VA should I take my '03 VW Passat to get the thermostat replaced? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jul 16, 2007 - 7 answers

Mother's Day on I-95

Mother's Day lunch, somewhere between DC and Richmond? [more inside]
posted by svenx on May 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Welding / Metal Supply for Hobbiests in Northern VA / DC

I'm taking up welding as a hobby and was hoping someone might know of a good metal supply shop that would be a open to hobbiest (i.e.: they are willing to sell small quantities and have weekend hours). I find that home depot and lowes offer a limited selection of steel, so it would be nice to find a place i can buy mechanical tube steel, small gage pipe, and other misc steel.
posted by NGnerd on Mar 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Where to live in Alexandria

Where should we live in Alexandria, VA? [more inside]
posted by Flamingo on Feb 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Weekend backpacking trip near DC

Looking for a moderately difficult circuit hike within a 2 hours drive from DC for a weekend backpacking trip. [more inside]
posted by mhaw on Oct 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Limiting the misery

I need advice on where to live in Northern Virginia--one of us will be commuting to Prince William county and the other will be headed into D.C.. How can we split the difference to minimize the traffic pain. [more inside]
posted by divka on Jan 12, 2006 - 10 answers

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