D.C. September 08, 2017
8 Picture Perfect Fall Day Trips To Take Near DC
Fall is a such a fun time of year in the DC area! The weather is perfect and there are so many fun fall festivals and events that fill up on calendars. We love celebrating the fall season with some classic fall activities. Find your favorite fall day trips from the list below!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Pick pumpkins at Cox Farms
Cox Farms in Centerville, Virginia is a pumpkin picking paradise! It’s one of the largest family farms in Northern Virginia and every fall they host their fall festival which features games, hayrides, animals and more. The Fall Festival opens September 16th.
2. Enjoy hot cider at Weber’s Farm
Weber’s Cider Mill is the oldest cider mill in continuous use in Maryland and it is the best cider you may ever have in your life! Their cider is fresh pressed and available every day from September through December. While at the farm, shop in the market and pick one of their delicious bakery treats.
3. Explore the Maryland Renaissance Festival
Travel back in time this fall! Every year the Maryland Renaissance Festival recreates a 16th-century English Tudor village. There are live performances on eight different stages, street performances, a jousting arena and fun for all ages. The Festival takes place at Anne Arundel Fairgrounds and is open on weekends from August 26th through October 22nd.
4. Go for a drive down Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive is a 100-mile drive straight through the gorgeous Virginia countryside and Shenandoah National Park. It’s surrounded by beautiful overlooks, oak trees, and endless fall foliage. You can access Skyline Drive from Front Royal, VA.
5. Get spooked at Haunt at Kings Dominion
Haunt is the most frightful time of the year at Kings Dominion. The park transforms into a creepy spectacular with frightful shows, haunted mazes and plenty of scare zones. It’s definitely one for an older crowd!
6. Shop for art at Art on the Avenue
Art on the Avenue is a fun festival celebrating the unique Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria. There are four music stages with performers throughout the day, a variety of delicious food offerings, over 300 artists selling their art and the famous pie baking contest. It’s held on the first Saturday in October.
7. Take a fall foliage train ride
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad takes visitors on a roundtrip train ride through the fall foliage in Western Maryland. The ride takes you through the stunning Alleghenny Mountain and over iron true bridges, offering scenic views of the countryside.
8. Go apple picking at Milburn Orchards
Milburn Orchards in Elkton Maryland hosts "U-Pick Apple Adventures" through the end of October. Hop on a wagon ride into the orchards and pick as many apples as you wan through the orchard and then stop into the market for an apple cider donut!
While you’re out exploring this fall,
don’t miss the gorgeous fall foliage and take this road trip!