• 8 of Winchester’s Can’t-Be-Missed Fall Festivals of 2019

    As summer comes to a close and schools are back in session, don’t expect there to be a shortage on things to do in the area. As we welcome in the time of breezy weather and leaf-covered grounds, make sure to keep an eye on these eight fall festivals. … Read more

  • 10 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

  • 11 Tasty Cups of Coffee in Winchester

    I must admit, when my wife and I first scouted out the Winchester area, we immediately went online to see if there were any good local coffee shops. They’re just one of those underlying indicators of a community’s style. Just about any town can have … 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

  • New Year’s Eve Guide for the Winchester Area

    Image from First Night Winchester Facebook page Got kids? Got grandparents and family visiting? Maybe you’ve got a party spirit rearing to go. Or maybe you prefer to enjoy New Year’s Eve in a peaceful, quiet setting. No matter what, we’ve got you cov … Read more

  • 9 Ways to Pass a Rainy Day in Winchester

    Image courtesy Aaron Riddle Photography We don’t get all of these beautiful natural surroundings for free here in the northern Shenandoah Valley – we must pay for them with the occasional rainy day. But don’t let that dampen your adventurous spirit o … Read more

  • The Most Civil War Markers in Virginia

    The Winchester – Frederick County area has the highest concentration of Civil War Markers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  This will be an ongoing blog where we continually update the marker locations, content, condition, etc. Click here for an over … Read more

  • How to Enjoy the 4th of July Around Winchester

    Yes, you can definitely get your fireworks fun tickets punched here over the Independence Day holiday. I’ve taken a look at those plus a few other activities that will round out your long weekend when you come visit us here in the Winchester area.  I … Read more