There is nothing like Autumn in Virginia. Sure, summers in California are amazing, and Utah winters are breathtaking in their majesty. But once October turns up and the air gets a slight bite, the colors begin to change from the mountains of Shenandoah to the Piedmont.
Then, the brilliant reds and oranges of Virginia and the East Coast help usher in the feeling of the change of seasons and the passage of time. Those leaves and the cycle of their lives give us a marker on which to count time, note moments and keep memories.
To create new memories and build upon existing, check out our Fall Fantastic collection of local and semi-local activities. Northern Virginia has its own, unique to the area offerings, such as local farmers’ markets, pumpkin patches, and leaf peeping that people travel the world over to see. Select by quickly identifying those that match your needs or by using the location map at the bottom of each guide. You can even plan your activities to coincide with brightly colored leaves! Refer to a foliage map when making your plans. We hope that you enjoy these go-to fall favorites that we have put together for you. Happy wandering!
*As with any activity or event, confirm all details with the organization before attending and check for up to date public health and safety information.
Christina Chee is a lifestyle and real estate consultant who loves to share insights that help others to live happy and empowered lives in Northern Virginia. Learn more about how you can make your Northern Virginia experience a great adventure — whether you’re new to the region or a life-long resident. Contact her here or visit www.virginialifestyles.com.