Located in Centreville (Fairfax County), Virginia, Spa World is a great place for the whole family to relax and enjoy a day off. Spa World pays its tributes to the Traditional Korean Bath House Culture in which men and women (separately) openly bathe in a public pool. However for those who are a little reluctant to this not so private type of shower house, there are over six types of pools and several types of mineral saunas.
What makes Spa World unique in comparison to other day spas is the fact that it has mineral enriched saunas that use gemstone radiation for relaxation. There they have traditional wet and dry saunas with also an ice room for cooling off. Their most notable homage to the Korean culture is the full body scrub in which a masseuse exfoliates your entire body for relaxation and cleanliness.
The facilities are extremely well maintained and even includes a restaurant/juice bar, computer room, gym, and even a place to take a nap. For those who are always on the run, Spa World offers free Wi-fi on its premises. Spa World is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is located at 13830-A10 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA 20121. No appointments are necessary and walk in massages are available.
Barcroft Park is 65 acres of highly-maintained family oriented recreational facilities. Barcroft supports a variety of sports and family activities. Barcroft is the home for several baseball leagues as there are 5 baseball diamonds with bleachers here. Four of these fields are for youth; one is for one adults. There is a batting cage to support the baseball community.
Barcroft has a a lighted rectangular playing field for sports like soccer, football or rugby. This field has a synthetic surface, concession stand, restrooms, and goals. Other sports are also supported by:
a basketball court;
two new tennis courts (opened in 2007);
a volleyball court;
a handball court;
and horseshoe pit.
At this location, Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center has a gymnasium to support several indoor sports. The gymnasium has everything needed
for a boxer to train. This includes a boxing room with speed and punching bags, sparring ring, and floor exercise area. The gym can also host basketball, floor hockey, and indoor soccer. On-site, there are a variety of classes such as
For the benefit of picnickers and visitors the park has three water fountains, a rental picnic shelter, picnic tables, charcoal grills. There is also a paved path throughout the park to walk, jog or bike. That path has a bridge, and stream.
Hours for the park are sunrise to half hour after sunset except on lighted facilities. The facilities are open Tuesday, Thursday and weekends.
4200 South Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22204
Barcroft is a part of what makes Arlington such a great place to live.
The Langston-Brown Community Center is a great place to plan an activity. The center has a multi-purpose senior center, art room, gameroom, fitness room, teen lounge and much more.
Langston-Brown Community Center hours are:
Sunday – Closed
Monday-Thursday – 9:00a.m.-10:00p.m.
Friday – 8:00a.m.-9:00p.m.
For more information please contact:
Langston-Brown Community Center
2121 Culpepper Street
Arlington, VA. 22207
Transit-Metrobus 3ABE and 23AC
About the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.
It was a cold winter day, when I got ready to go out for a winter ghost tour, with Nightly Spirits. The meetup location was Chadwicks, a bar with prime Real Estate located on the waterfront. A group of the RSVPs formed and prepared for departure, into the tour guided destinations during the night. This was a walkable blast from the past, through historic Old Town.
The tour guide presented with passion, tales explaining some of colonial Virginia’s culture, and some of the haunted things that had occurred. Stops included monuments, bars, intersections, buildings, cut through side streets, etc.
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is know offering “Behind the Counter” tours. These tours include the examination of the building, archival materials, journals, letters, ledgers, orders, invoices and even actual prescription and formula books.
Tours are monthly on the 3rd Saturday from 9:00a.m.-10:30a.m. and are limited to 12 people because of the exclusive access given. You must make reservations and there is a cost. This includes a nice breakfast as well.
The Walter Reed Senior Center is a great place for the 55+ crowd to find activities and events to keep them busy. The center’s hours are Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Some activities and events will be scheduled for weekend and night hours. They will be listed as they are scheduled. There are several different activities for all levels to participate in.
Need something fun to do? Contact the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. Arlington County has several facility centers that offer facility rental, picnic shelters, summer camps, senior adult activities,and much more.
For more information and park locations please contact:
The business and staff offices of the Town of Vienna Virginia is at the Vienna Community Center. As such, the Vienna Community Center is also the main location for the Parks and Recreation Department of the Town of Vienna. The Community Center is located at 120 Cherry Street, SE Vienna, VA 22180.
In addition to general office space, the Community Center has space here for classes and programs. Contact the Town of Vienna to schedule and allocate space for activities and user groups. The Town’s offices are open from 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. The office is closed on holidays.
The Springfield Art Guild (SAG) is a nonprofit with a 30 year history. The Springfield Art Guild is a great community for people interested in the arts. With juried shows and classes for both children and adults, the SAG is a great place to appreciate and explore creative thoughts. SAG appreciates and encourages artists. For example, there are scholarships up for grabs for High School students, art exhibitions,
a monthly newsletter published, a monthly meeting hosted, and more.
Accotink Park has a huge 493 acres, which include a 55 acre lake. Around the park, you can expect to see views of marsh life and water fowl. Additionally, the facilities here offer rowboat, canoe, and pedal boat rentals, a mini golf course, antique carousel, fishing supplies sale (i.e. bait and tackle), playground and more. Lake Accotink is a great place to get some fresh air and explore.
Hurricane Fishing Charters
Charter fishing on the Chesapeake Bay can be a very relaxing hobby. From the April to December, there Hurricane Fishing Charters offers fishing trips, which can accommodate up to 15 people per trip. These fishing trips include bait, tackle, and licenses. The professionals at Hurricane Fishing Charters have 25 years of experience, which can help for some people new to fishing.
Quantico Orienteering Club
Orienteering is a land navigation activity. The Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC) is a great place for outdoor adventures with a variety of course skill levels, from beginner to advanced. The QOC is a nonprofit organization which hosts these open to all events. Whether you choose to go alone, with a group, walk, run, or compete – the option is entirely up to you. Some things you might want to bring with you include your friends, your dog, and your compass.
Langston-Brown Community Center is located at 2121 Culpeper Street in Arlington VA 22207 that features a variety of activities for both the young and senior members of the community through their facilities. For more details please contact 703 228 5210.
Facilities at Langston-Brown Community Center:
1 Indoor Basketball Court
1 Outdoor Basketball Court
Some Activities Offered at Langston -Brown Community Center:
Elementary After School:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Friday: 3pm to 6pm
Wednesday: 1pm to 6pm
Middle School Teens:
Tuesday to Thursday: 4pm to 7pm
Monday to Friday: 9am to 3pm
The Langston-Brown Community Center highlights their Fitness Center that is equipped with:
Their fitness center offers personal training especially for those of 55 years of age and above. For more details about their senior adult fitness trainings please contact 703 228 4744.
Langston-Brown Community Center hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm
Saturday (April – November): 7am to 1pm
Saturday (December – March): 9am to 4pm