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September 21

Fun things to do in Richmond, VA tomorrow?

Partner and I are considering a spontaneous day-trip out to Richmond, VA tomorrow. We have enough basic familiarity with Richmond to have a general idea of what could be fun to do, but are seeking insider tips and unexpected ideas. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings around Richmond, VA at 4:34 PM - 12 answers

August 11

Advice needed: Blue Ridge Parkway / Skyline Drive

Next Saturday my family and I will be driving from Boston to Roanoke, VA, continuing on to Nashville on Sunday. I'd like to get in a scenic drive if I can, but I have some questions. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff around Virginia at 7:02 AM - 18 answers has best

August 5

DC-Metro area traffic issues: who's blogging about this?

I'm trying to learn more about the problems that cause motor vehicle traffic, and possible solutions for remediating said problems. I'd like to find transportation-focused blogs and Twitter accounts I can keep up with. Subject matter should include gridlock, infrastructure funding, bike lanes/safety, accident prevention, funding, and government contractors hired to research and implement said proposals. Bonus points for DC Metro area extending into Virginia, even as far south as Fredericksburg, or Richmond. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings around Manassas, VA at 9:23 AM - 5 answers

July 3

Virginia family fun for the jaded and beach-weary

I've got an upcoming Sunday to spend somewhere in central or eastern Virginia (or optionally eastern MD/DC), with preschool and school-aged kids in tow. What are some interesting things to do in that area, that also (a) won't be super crowded on a weekend, (b) wouldn't be miserable in hot weather, and (c) aren't just The Beach? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph around Virginia at 3:54 AM - 9 answers has best

October 11, 2016

Where for family with baby to stay in Richmond, VA?

My wife, baby (18 months), and I will be spending a couple of nights in Richmond, VA on the weekend of Oct 28. Looking for a good part of town to stay in. [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit around Richmond, VA at 10:29 AM - 3 answers

September 6, 2016

Work- and Dog-friendly coffee shop in NoVa

NoVaFilter: Can anyone recommend a coffee shop (or other venue) near the Manassas area where I can comfortably sit with my dog and work on my computer for several hours tomorrow morning? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l around Manassas, VA at 7:36 AM - 2 answers has best

February 4, 2016

March is the month of expectation ... not so much of vacation

Please help me plan a fun, inexpensive mid-Atlantic weekend getaway. In March. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth around Virginia, VA at 9:32 AM - 9 answers has best

January 16, 2016

How to best experience the great outdoors without a driver's license?

I live and work in Blacksburg, Virginia, a good place to live without a car, which I don't own due to primarily budget, but also health/anxiety issues. And that's perfectly fine for city living, but there ain't no bus routes to the Appalachian Trail or to the Cascades waterfall or the dozens of other outdoor places I'd like to visit and hike and explore. What would y'all suggest I do? [more inside]
posted by smooshie around Blacksburg, VA at 5:19 PM - 12 answers has best

September 11, 2015

Transportation in very, very rural southwest Virginia

Currently, I am living with my mom in Giles County, VA, about 15 minutes outside of Blacksburg (home to Virginia Tech). I'm unable to get a license right now, and there is no public transportation here at all (until Blacksburg). I need to figure out how to get to Blacksburg more often, but that's proving hard to do. Details within. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe around Blacksburg, VA at 9:38 AM - 14 answers has best

November 20, 2014

Good place to study in Rosslyn/Arlington, VA

We are looking for a nice place to study in the mornings. Should be within a mile of the Rosslyn metro stop. Preferably they should be open by 7:00am, reasonably quiet, have wifi, and a comfortable temperature. We like Capital City Cheesecake, if that helps. Is the Plaza Branch Library decent? [more inside]
posted by molla around Arlington, VA at 6:35 AM - 8 answers has best

Colonial Williamsburg early next week with kids in the rain?

My wife and the kids are flying out to Virginia on Sunday as part of Thanksgiving visit with relatives. They have a couple free days to do tourist stuff and she was wondering whether it would make sense to spend one of them visiting Colonial Williamsburg. The kids are 9, 6, and 3, and they have enjoyed visits to small historical sites run by our state historical society. Has anyone taken kids to Colonial Williamsburg? Would you recommend that others do so? Is it worth visiting even on a rainy day?
posted by Area Man around Williamsburg, VA at 4:56 AM - 16 answers

October 16, 2014

Any interesting things to note driving Charleston, SC to Richmond, VA?

Work trip early next week driving from Charleston, SC, to Richmond, VA. Are there any points of interest or tips about I-95 that I should be aware of? Also interested in fun things to do in Richmond.
posted by toastchee around Richmond, VA at 12:23 PM - 7 answers

July 25, 2014

Honeymoon in Charlottesville

Dearest Metafilter, If you were going to Charlottesville, VA for your honeymoon, where would you stay? [more inside]
posted by joycehealy around Charlottesville, VA at 5:40 PM - 6 answers

July 11, 2014

Ye Olde Weekend Getaway

Heading to Staunton, VA for a little anniversary getaway/Shakespeare nerd-fest in a few weeks. Aside from a show and tour at the reconstructed Blackfriars (which I am BEYOND excited about), what should we not miss? [more inside]
posted by Dorinda around Staunton, VA at 7:30 AM - 9 answers has best

January 29, 2014

Virginia weekend recommendations, please!

Some family is going to be at a conference in the Asheville area in May, and we've decided to meet up somewhere between Asheville and Washington, DC for a weekend stayover. But none of us are very familiar with the area, so we're not sure where to go. Recommendations from locals would be much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible around Virginia, VA at 8:02 AM - 18 answers

May 31, 2013

Virginia is for Mothers

Mom and I are going to Virginia beach in early August. Please help me narrow down the huge selection of beachfront hotels & things to do! [more inside]
posted by kimberussell around Virginia Beach, VA at 10:19 AM - 9 answers

April 30, 2013

Cocktail bars in Richmond, VA

Your favorite high-end cocktail bar in Richmond, VA, please. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue around Richmond, VA at 5:02 PM - 6 answers

November 2, 2012

Can I make it from Boston to Brooklyn tomorrow (Saturday?)

Any issues with roads traveling from Boston to Brooklyn tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe around South Boston, VA at 8:22 PM - 7 answers

July 17, 2012

Making the Most of Free Time

I've got an utterly free week coming up in DC. What should I do with my time? [more inside]
posted by troika around Arlington, VA at 11:13 AM - 23 answers

July 8, 2012

Nice town for mini sister-reunion? Eastern Virginia version.

Sisters and I want to meet somewhere in the middle, between Connecticut and eastern Tennessee. We would like something that is a reasonable drive from each state. We are looking for a quaint type town, maybe a bed and breakfast, walking to restaurants and browsing antique stores? Not spending too much money would be nice. Close to the 81. Was thinking about northeastern VA-ish. We will be going end of July for 2 nights.
posted by Vaike around Arlington, VA at 5:10 AM - 15 answers has best