Spring is here and summer is coming soon so it’s time for some family fun!
If you’re looking for a quick and exciting day trip from Fairfax County, look no further! Pack up the car, grab the family, and get ready for some adventures.
- Shenandoah National Park — A little more than an hour’s drive from Fairfax County, Shenandoah National Park is a fantastic place to spend the day. Take a scenic drive along Skyline Drive and stop at one of the many overlooks for breathtaking views of the mountains. The park also offers hiking trails for all levels, picnicking areas, and ranger-led programs for kids.
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park — Located about an hour and a half from Fairfax County, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is a town with a rich history. It’s where John Brown led a raid on a federal armory in 1859, an event that is considered a spark for the Civil War. Visitors can take a guided tour of the town, hike the nearby trails, or go tubing or rafting on the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
- National Aquarium — For families who love marine life, the National Aquarium in Baltimore is a must-visit destination. It’s a two-hour drive from Fairfax County, but it’s worth the trip. The aquarium has over 20,000 animals representing more than 800 species. Highlights include a dolphin show, a rainforest exhibit, and a shark tank.
- Luray Caverns — Luray Caverns, located in the Shenandoah Valley, is a natural wonder that’s sure to impress the whole family. The caverns are more than 4,000 years old and are filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and other formations. Visitors can take a guided tour, go gem mining, or explore the maze and garden.
- Kings Dominion — Located in Doswell, this amusement park has something for everyone! From thrill rides to water attractions, this park is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Be sure to check out the family-friendly Planet Snoopy section for the little ones.
There you have it, friends, 5 Family-Friendly Day Trips that are sure to make your spring and summer memorable.
Explore Fairfax with Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney.
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Art House 7 warmly welcomes you to our upcoming Fall 2 session of classes starting on October 30th. We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of mediums and flexible class lengths, catering to a wide age range, starting from as young as 2, and, of course, providing a multitude of engaging options for adults!
Our classes cover an exciting spectrum of creative mediums, including fiber arts such as knitting, modern embroidery, crochet, and sewing. We also offer classes in ceramics on the wheel, drawing, watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, still-life painting, and captivating Japanese Suminagashi and printmaking. One of the highlights of this session is the highly anticipated 5-week “Painting the Portrait and Figure” workshop, led by the renowned local artist, Danni Dawson.
For our younger artists, we have specially designed classes like “Art Exploration through Impressionism” for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, an engaging “Art Together” parent-child class designed for 2–4-year-olds, and a “Teen Taught Art Club” tailored for kindergarteners through 4th graders.
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