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The nation's capital is one the most exciting places to live in. Here are just a handful of the attractions you can find around DC.

One of the major perks of living in DC is that some of America's most storied, fascinating attractions are always waiting for you just a short trip from your front door. From world-class museums to meaningful memorials and gorgeous gardens, there's something to suit every interest in the city. Many of DC's best attractions are free to visit, with so much to see that you'll come back again and again. Our real estate agents have the details on 5 of the many attractions that you won't want to miss around DC.

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Looking for that new book you won't be able to put down? Check out these DC area bookstores to celebrate National Poetry Month.

There's a special feeling that comes with walking into a locally owned bookstore, browsing the stacks, and picking out something new for your collection. Every April is National Poetry Month, marking the perfect occasion celebrate with a poetry reading or shopping trip at one of the many great, locally-owned DC bookstores found all around the city. Our real estate agents have the details on 6 of the best local bookstores to celebrate Poetry Month this year.

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Start your morning off on a high note with tasty waffles from DC diners and restaurants.

What could be better than a fresh, fluffy waffle, served hot with all of your favorite toppings? That's the motivation behind International Waffle Day, which is celebrated every year on March 25 in many countries worldwide. But with so many great breakfast spots around D.C., you won't have to travel the world to satisfy your craving on International Waffle Day. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 6 of the best D.C. restaurants where you can celebrate International Waffle Day this year.

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Finding a thoughtful sweet treat this Valentine's Day is easy with these stellar DC area chocolate and candy shops.

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and now is the time to start planning the perfect gift. Why settle for the standard box of chocolates from the grocery store when there are so many boutique chocolate shops near DC homes for sale where you can find a truly distinctive, delicious gift? Our real estate agents have the decadent details on 7 of the best DC chocolate stores where you can find the ideal gift just in time for Valentine's Day this year.

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If chilly weather gets you down this winter, these DC American restaurants have just the right comfort food to lift your spirits.

Want to warm up on a cool winter day in DC? Digging into the menu at one of the city's many excellent American comfort food restaurants is the perfect place to start. Enjoy classic American comfort food in upscale, elegant restaurants, with menus that elevate comfort food to an art form. Our real estate agents have the delectable details on six great spots for American cuisine in DC this winter.

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A calming cup a tea may be the perfect thing to soothe your day. Here are great DC area tea shops.

Whether you're relaxing in your backyard garden or diving into a sultry new romance novel, there's nothing like a cup of tea to get you in the mood. Since the beginning of the Shang Dynasty in China, tea has been celebrated for centuries for its many health benefits and wonderful aromatic flavors.

If you're in the market for D.C. homes for sale, you're in the right area to experience a variety of wonderful teas. There are numerous tea houses scattered around the city that brew organic, exotic, and herbal-infused teas from around the world. For all of you tea lovers, our real estate agents would love to share some of our favorite places to find the perfect cup of tea.

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Want to fill your summer with fun things to do and not spend a penny? Check out these events.

Still looking for some things to do to fill up your summer schedule? Living near DC means there is no shortage of wonderful activities to do all summer long. The best part is, many of them a free! Free cultural events are just one of the perks of living in such a large, diverse community.

Our real estate agents love attending and supporting local community events. If you're looking for some great free activities to round out your summer, below are some of our top recommendations.

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Arlington is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are the local places you must stop by.

Craving a sweet treat? Nothing beats the initial smell of freshly baked pastries, which is why our real estate agents love walking into our local bakeries.

Bakeries serve an important role in every community. They bring people together by serving as both a community gathering spot and also supply baked goods that help us celebrate some of the best moments in life. Arlington has no shortage of wonderful bakeries, so it's difficult to pick a favorite. If you're in the area, check out this list of our top choices.

  • Heidelberg Bakery - 2150 N Culpeper St, Arlington, VA 22207
    Delicious cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and other pasties for any occasion can all be found at Heidelberg Bakery. This Arlington destination has been serving the capital area since 1975, and has also gained a reputation for making the most beautiful, delicious wedding cakes in the area. Need some sweet treats for a graduation party? Heidelberg Bakery also offers an endless variety of assorted party trays. The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Bakeshop - 2150 N Culpeper St, Arlington, VA 22207
    The first thing you'll notice when walking into this amazing bakery is their extensive menu of cakes, cupcakes, pies, macaroons and their dozens of flavor varieties. They also make over 20 different types of bread. Bakeshop opened in 2010, and since then, has been making some of the most color, creative baked goods in the Arlington area.  The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Pastries By Randolph - 4500 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22207
    For a wide assortment of breads, pies, and pastries that are both elegantly decorated and delicious, we recommend trying Pastries By Randolph. They also have a reputation for making some of the most beautiful cakes in the area. Whether you're celebrating a wedding, birthday, or holiday, Pastries By Randolph can provide treats for any occasion. The store is open Monday through Saturday.

  • Livin The Pie Life - 2166 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207
    If you love pie, you'll love Livin The Pie Life. This unique scratch bakery offers over a dozen varieties of pie. From sweet to savory, this shop offers traditional fruit pies, vegetable pies, and meat pies, so you're sure to find something you love on their extensive menu. All pies are made fresh each morning. Stop in or order your pies online. Livin The Pie Life is open Wednesday through Sunday. On your way home, be sure to check out some of these beautiful Arlington homes for sale.

  • Bayou Bakery - 1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201
    Bayou Bakery is a bakery, coffee spot, eatery, and most of all, an enjoyable gathering spot. Whether you're celebrating an event or simply looking to catch up with friends, Bayou bakery is a counter-service destination that serves up a little bit of everything. In addition to some traditional baked goods, they also offer a number of Louisiana-inspired menu items including Buttermilk Biscuits and Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo. They also serve up some delicious coffee. Bayou Bakery is open 7 days a week.

If you have a sweet tooth, The Arlington area has no shortage of delicious bakeries. For more recommendations on local businesses, contact us today.


You can breath new life into vintage pieces without breaking the bank by visiting these DC stores.

You know the great thing about vintage? It never goes out of style. Washington, D.C. happens to be an outstanding place to shop for vintage goods. Whether you're looking for vintage clothes to fill out your wardrobe or antique furniture for your new house in D.C., be sure to check out our real estate agents' favorite vintage shops in Washington!

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It's hard to imagine a better place to celebrate National Beer Day than Silver Spring. Here are the breweries to visit.

After a long day of exploring Silver Spring homes for sale, there's nothing quite like kicking back and relaxing with a cold, frosty beer. Whether you prefer a stout, an IPA, or a Belgian sour, you're in luck — "Beer Day" is right around the corner!

That's right, there's an entire day dedicated to celebrating the history and contributions this delicious drink has made to the world. Luckily, there are several great craft breweries nearby where you can celebrate in style. Here are a few we recommend.

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Pie in Fredericksburg

There are many things to love about the holidays, and ending a delicious meal with a piece of fresh-baked pie is one of our favorites. While nothing beats grandma's homemade desserts, a few of our local bakeries come pretty close. 

We asked our real estate agents where they were planning to get their holiday pies this year, and, not surprisingly, the same names came up time and again. If you're ready to start a tasty new tradition, consider ordering your holiday pies from one of these popular area bakeshops. 

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DC Dog Parks

If you're looking for a place near the D.C. area to spend some quality time with a canine pal, then you're in luck! There are many fun dog-friendly places to visit in the surrounding area. Our real estate agents have found some great places to explore with your dog in and around town. 

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DC Seafood Restaurants

Washington D.C. is a remarkable place to call home, and there's plenty to see in surrounding towns and cities like Falls Church and Arlington. D.C. homes for sale truly are in the middle of it all – an exciting place to live with truly world-class amenities.

Its position on the Potomac means the D.C. area has always been known for seafood. Combine that with how attractive it is for leading chefs to open restaurants there, and you are sure to find plenty of mouth-watering dishes to suit any taste.

From lobster to shrimp to choice catches from the Atlantic and beyond, seafood is on the menu at many great local restaurants. What better time to celebrate the best of it than during National Seafood Month, which takes place every year in October?

Let's look at some of the top places to enjoy your favorite seafood dishes around Washington D.C.:

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DC Coffee Shops

Does the day really begin before your morning cup of joe? We won't argue if you want to call every day National Coffee Day, but there is a special day devoted to everyone's favorite morning pick-me-up. The official National Coffee Day takes place every year on September 29th, and there are plenty of great coffee shops around D.C. where you can celebrate. Our REALTORS® have the delicious details on 5 great coffee shops located near D.C. where you can enjoy a delightful drink.

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DC Food Trucks

D.C. is packed from end to end with amazing food trucks ready to serve up delicious bites! From American comfort foods to classic pub fare, our real estate agents encourage you to catch your next meal at one of these D.C. food trucks.

  1. Dogs On The Curb – Hot Dogs, Chili
    Eating hot dogs on the curb; is there a better way to spend a warm summer night? Dogs On The Curb offers extravagant hot dogs that are both delicious and health-conscious. Choose the dog that's right for your diet: the vegan Slim Dog, standard Buffalo Dog, or Jalapeno Corn Dog. Whether you're looking for a light lunch or to take down a massive Colossal Chili Dog, Dogs On The Curb has eight hot dogs that are worth sniffing out.

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