Recreation News’ Circus Ticket Giveaway

March 11, 2015

This contest has ended. See our latest contest here. This month, Recreation News is giving away tickets to the Ringling Bros. Circus at three different locations! Enter to win a set of tickets to shows […]


Consider Smith Mountain Lake for a short getaway

March 8, 2015

Making your plans for a short getaway or extended vacation? Consider Smith Mountain Lake — “Jewel of the Blue Ridge.” Our area’s great natural beauty — from the waters and woods to the Blue Ridge […]


Reptiles at the Virginia Living Museum

February 16, 2015

Visitors can see exotic reptiles from around the world at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Va. The museum’s permanent residents, ranging from alligators to tree frogs, will be in special exhibits and visitors can see […]


Cast your vote: “Coolest Small Town in the USA!”

February 12, 2015

Chincoteague, VA is in the running for “Coolest Small Town in the USA!” This incredibly beautiful island town offers a mid-Atlantic summer getaway complete with perfect beaches with trails for cycling and walking, fresh seafood […]


Cuddle up in a romantic cabin

February 2, 2015

The mountains of the Mid-Atlantic are dotted with cabins that are great retreats in the winter and spring. Choose your activity level, from skiing to cuddling before a fire, and you’ll find a cabin to […]


Stay warm and interactive at Regional Children’s Museums

January 28, 2015

With hands-on learning, STEM education enrichment, and the practical purpose of finding an activity inside, children’s museums are a great winter adventure. Here are some Mid-Atlantic children’s museums worth checking out:   For the Kids, […]

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Stayin’ on the rails

January 18, 2015

Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about fun things to do in and near the nation’s capital. This week: Plan now to take advantage of new opportunities to combine […]


Family-friendly slopes are nearby

December 30, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a pair of lift tickets to Blue Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania here! Families in the region are fortunate to have so many family-friendly ski resorts where even the smallest skiers and […]