Category Archives: Holidays

What To Do This Labor Day Weekend

1. Shop Labor Day Sales at Pentagon City Mall – Take an extra 20% off Everything (More Info Here)!

2. Get active and plan a bike ride – Check out this new bicycle route map for help!

3. Enjoy your last days at one of the many community pools – If the weather doesn’t cooperate, be sure to check out indoor pools too!

4. Listen to live music – Head to the U.S. Capitol with some friends for an outdoor concert.

5. Stock up on fresh produce at your local farmers market – Here’s a list of farmers markets in the area.

6. Watch the Nationals vs. Mets at 1:05 PM at Nat’s Park – Get the full schedule here.

7. Try a new workout class – Maxwell Residents can enjoy 3 solidcore classes for $75!

8.  Eat your way through the weekend  Call your favorite restaurants to see what Labor Day specials they may be offering for Brunch or Happy Hour

9.  Visit one of the great small towns in Virginia or DC –  Here’s a list to get you started!

10.  Paddle board or Kayak on the Potomac River – Try DC Boating or the Thompson Boat House



Seven Ways To Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and we wanted to help you think of some fun, new ways to celebrate with her on her special day.  Read on for seven ideas for Mother’s Day this year:

1. Help Mom plant her spring garden.

Visit your local nursery together or farmer’s market and pick up the tab on her favorite buds.  Then, go home and help her plant them!  We’ve listed some of our favorite farmer’s markets in our area here for your reference.

2. This is an obvious one, but never fails: Spa Day

Because there’s no better way to bond than over a relaxing trip to the spa together, surprise her with an appointment at the nearest spa.  Plus, we’re sure she would appreciate a little “me time.”

3. Try out a new restaurant & pick up the tab.

There are so many great new restaurants opening up all the time in the DC-area and according to a recent study by Sperling’s BestPlaces, 50% of Moms want to go out to eat with their family on Mother’s Day.  Some of our local favorites, here in Ballston, that we recommend trying out are SER and Rustico.

4. Treat her to a new, fun workout class.

Is your Mom the work-out queen, or just loves a good mind and body detox?  Take her on a date to SolidCore or Yoga On The Mall this weekend.

5. Take Mom to the ball park. 

The National’s play the Brave’s this weekend at 1:35pm.  Get your tickets here!

6. Bring the pups along!  

If your Mom is a dog-lover, take her and her furry friend to one of the local dog parks.  We compiled a good list of pet-friendly activities in Arlington here.

7.  Take Mom out for shopping and a movie.

Pick your mom up for a fun day of shopping at Ballston Mall, followed by a movie at the Regal Cinemas right next door.