Blog Posts for Pentagon in Local Businesses

Kayaking is my new favorite activity to do with our family! Kayaking??? Until recently I thought you had to be a super sporty, outdoorsman to kayak. It turns out you do not have to be the great outdoorsman to rent a kayak, strap on a life jacket, and paddle out onto the water with your kids! Kayak at 3 Different Washington DC Areas on the Potomac River 1. National Harbor Rent single or double kayaks, stand up paddle boards, pedal boats, a giant yellow duck pedal boat, or a giant white swan pedal boat. Giant duck/swan are great for little kids to ride in the back seat! National Harbor location... read more

Ambar is a Balkan American Kitchen and Rakia Bar . It is located on Barracks Row which gets its name from the Marine Barracks that are located along the street. The Navy Yard is just around the corner from this popular strip along 8th Street, SE on Capitol Hill . It is an easy walk from the Eastern Market Metro stop. It is a fantastic area. Leo Schmid, marketing manager for Richard Sandoval Restaurants, reached out to Military Town Advisor and me inviting us into their beautiful restaurant to enjoy a taste of what Ambar has to offer. We quickly responded: Yes! I had no idea what to expect of ... read more

The Village at Shirlington is a place you can eat indoors or dine outdoors, walk the lovely little streets, shop at a boutique, and have a cup of coffee. You can catch a movie at the movie theater that shows second run films. Shop at the grocery store, fill a prescription at the drug store, or borrow a book from the Shirlington Branch Library. If you choose to live in Shirlington you can walk to all of these amenities. There are ample condos and townhouses to choose from for housing in Shirlington. This would be an ideal place for someone who is single, married without children, or a geograph... read more

Stationed in the Washington DC area ? Looking for something unique and fun to do ? Want a place that you can enjoy as a family or as an adult ? You need to visit Old Town Alexandria ! (Known as Old Town to the Locals) 1. Shopping in Old Town Shopping is fun & a pleasant experience in Old Town. Whether you are looking for unique boutiques with household decorations, adult clothing, baby items, or a private book store, all of these are available as you walk down King Street in Old Town. Big name stores such as GAP , Banana Republic , Anthropologie , and LOFT can be found in Old Town. Choose a ... read more

If you find yourself stationed in or around Washington DC you'll realize that shopping here is a little different than other duty stations. Usually where we are stationed we have several malls, strip malls with tons of shopping, and all of this is easily and quickly accessible. That's not exactly true for Washington DC. Spread Out is the name of the shopping game here! It all depends on what type of experience you are looking for and be prepared to drive on a beltway or two to get to most of the shopping in DC. The great news is that just about everything you are looking for can be found some... read more