• 2021 Christmas Lights Guide for Winchester and Frederick County

     Freshly updated as of Saturday, December 11, 2021 for this holiday season! We have used local knowledge, some message boards and some good old driving around to generate this resource of holiday decorations. If we missed a good one, let us know! He … Read more

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    12 Tempting Homemade Breakfast Spots Around Winchester

    The good old greasy spoon breakfast is alive and well in Winchester and surrounding Frederick County. While we have our share of upscale dining in the area, often times nothing beats a hearty home-cooked breakfast. We’re very fortunate to have a wide … Read more

  • 11 Ice Cream, Custard and Cool Treat Hotspots around Winchester

      Okay, let me begin by saying this area has a serious addiction to ice cream.  And let me be clear that this isn’t a criticism in any way.  In fact, pair this with the affinity for great coffee (see our local coffee shops post), and you’re pretty mu … Read more

  • 2021 Apple Blossom Festival Itineraries

    Visit us for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, and check out these two itineraries to make a full weekend out of it! To see the full listing of events, visit www.thebloom.com/events. Family Weekend – Play Together, Stay Together Friday, April 30 … Read more

  • Top 10 Must-Do List for Fall Around Winchester

    Fall starts in the Northern Shenandoah Valley in September, and every year the communities of Winchester and surrounding Frederick County gear up for the many travelers that come through from all over the region, nation and world. Just like in 2020, … Read more

  • 15 Local Spots (29 total restaurants) for Dining alfresco around Winchester

    On the right day, nothing beats a relaxed outdoor meal at a great restaurant, especially during these times.  When my wife and I are looking for a place to eat, outdoor dining is a huge plus because, well, we’ve got a little girl and a toddler and as … Read more

  • A Wealth of Picnic Spots in the Winchester Area

    On a recent family road trip during these COVID-19 times, my family and I were determined to patronize as many local restaurants as possible. We found ourselves, though, eating several take-out meals from these restaurants in our car. If you have kid … Read more

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    15 Winchester Area Live Music Hot-Spots

    Flickr image by Richele Cole (embedded), taken at the Bright Box Theater It took a few months of living here (probably because I have two little kids in my house) to start to grasp the depth of the live music scene in the Winchester area.  With all o … Read more