Tidal Basin Paddle Boating


Swan boats have arrived at the Tidal Basin and paddle boats rentals are open for business! Save yourself a major headache by making boat reservations and purchasing guaranteed parking in advance. Of course, the best time to paddle is during the cherry blossom season, so plan ahead and you’ll be able to enjoy this activity despite the crowds. Paddle boating…

Shenandoah Hiking | Dark Hollow Falls


Ready to branch out a bit with the kids and move up from your neighborhood walking trail? Dark Hollow Falls trail offers beautiful scenery while following along a creek to a picturesque waterfall. This trail is well maintained and is not too challenging for little people on foot. Trail safety includes watching out for mud and keeping everyone on the trail.  You…

Children’s Holiday Shopping Experience


When I was a child, I couldn’t wait for Santa’s Workshop to come to my school. Every year, I drafted several lists and planned ahead. I would walk in, final list in hand, money saved, and my head full of dreams about the magnificent gifts I was going to give. Everyone was just going to LOVE my thoughtful selection. When…

ChristmasTown Holiday Tradition


When our little family moved to Virginia, we didn’t REALLY consider the impact that living so far away from our loved ones would have during the holidays. We had to get creative and come up with new, cost-effective family holiday traditions to help make up for the lack of family. That was when we discovered ChristmasTown at Busch Gardens. Years…