River Farm Garden Park is nestled on the Potomac in Alexandria, VA. It is the perfect place to spend the afternoon having a picnic with your little one! This park is part of the American Hortircultural Society but is open weekdays to the public, and the grounds are beautiful. The grounds itself offers literature to read about all of the gardening and different types of local flowers that are grown there. There is an education office with people to answer questions and give tours and everything is self-labeled so it is easy to walk around and enjoy the sites and learn about the gardening that takes place there. It is all set in a beautiful, colonial setting.
This is a great place to take your toddler to run around for a couple hours, or to enjoy a picnic. There is plenty of climbing areas and manipulatives available. There are also plenty of big and smaller tables set up just for that beautiful lunch hour in the garden. I went there not really knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. There is plenty of nature’s beauty as well as the history. It is very easy to get to, just down the road from Mount Vernon. These gardens also make the perfect backdrop for a wedding. It is such a beautiful and romantic setting overlooking the Potomac. I would highly suggest checking out the River Farm and Gardens on a beautiful and sunny day!
While visiting the Nation’s Capital it is fun to get outside of the typical sightseeing and adventure into something new. Renting a sailboat is a great way to see some sights and experience the Potomac. It is also a very fun activity for the whole family. Savannah, my two year old loves being on the water and has really picked up on "Pulling the ropes." Sailing the Potomac is definitely interesting, it is a lot of fun, but it is interesting. You are in a very shallow flowing river, so you better know what you are doing. If you get too shallow, you will be stuck in the mud, which means that most likely the Coast Guard will have to help fish you out to shore. But don’t let that discourage you, when there is a nice wind and a good cloud cover, not only is it a pretty place to sail but it is also a lot of fun. You can see the National Monument, National Harbor, and many of the other Washington DC landmarks. A great place to rent a boat from is a little hidden spot, the Belle Haven Marina in Alexandria, VA. Located right off of the George Washington Parkway, it is a nice little spot to do a nature walk, bird watching, and of course rent a boat. The rental fees are very affordable, averaging around $25 per hour for a 24 foot sailboat. The best part is that the boats are rigged up and ready to go! You do have to call in advance because boats will be rented and sold out days ahead of time, most likely because it is one of the cheaper and low key areas to rent about around town. The Belle Haven Marina really makes it easy to enjoy a day of sailing around the DC area!
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The Hilton Waikoloa Village can be described as nothing less than the perfect vacation destination. Located a little bit north of the Kona Coast on the “Big Island” of Hawaii, the Hilton is a destination of its own. Set in such pristine beauty and lush scenery, it is a true paradise for anyone that visits. The hotel itself is so big that it is really two hotels put onto the same property. Now don’t let that drive you away, the building doesn’t get much taller than six floors and there is a beautiful view no matter what room or floor you are on. There is a tram that goes around the whole property to make it convenient for people that don’t feel like doing the walk. There is also a boat service that makes for a relaxing ride to get from one end of the hotel to the other. There are a number of restaurants scattered throughout the property, ranging from fine dining to poolside take out and no matter where you eat you won’t be disappointed with the fresh and delicious food that is prepared. The resort wouldn’t be complete without all of the beautiful swimming pools, each with a gorgeous view of the ocean and a beautiful set up. From a kiddie pool built on sand, a pool with tropical waterfalls and slides, and of course a lazy river, you never want to leave the poolside fun. That is until you visit the salt water lagoon that freshly flows in from the ocean, filled with sea turtles, tropical fish and much more sea life. The recreation activities available for this area consist of all different types of rentals such as paddle boards, kayaks, snorkel equipment and more. There is so much to be explored at the Hilton Waikoloa Village!
The Hilton Waikoloa is really the perfect destination for anyone. It can be beautiful and romantic getaway, or honeymoon. There is even a chapel on the grounds for the special destination wedding. It is an awesome family spot because there is so much entertainment for all ages to enjoy, with the luau being a family must! It is a hotel where the golf course is one of the best ever played and the spa offers nothing but relaxation and harmony. For someone planning a convention or business trip of some kind, all of the necessities are available and ready. The customer service is top notch, which is to be expected with the Hilton name. It would be easy for anyone to go to Hilton Waikoloa for a week and not want to ever leave the property. The island of Hawaii offers so much exploration and beauty from the waterfalls, to the volcanoes, up through the Kona coast, staying at the Hilton Waikoloa Village would be nothing short of a perfect vacation. This is a luxury hotel, but even if you are a bargain traveler you would be very excited with all of the amenities that they offer. The Hilton Waikoloa Village is a true paradise that is fit to meet everyone’s needs. It is truly a special place to visit. For the travel video of this hotel please visit www.TravelVideosandReviews.comandwww.PinkLamb.com www.PinkLamb.comPink Lamb Productionswww.SurfArtZone.comSurfArt Zonewww.MeAndMommyTV.comMeAnd Mommy TVwww.TravelVideosandReviews.comPinkLamb Travel Videos and Reviews