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It’s not too often that you run into a native in Northern Virginia. We are located right outside Washington, D.C. and have a heavy military presence which usually means that our residents are from all over the country. I am a native of Virginia and more specifically of Falls Church. Falls Church is called “The Little City” and is filled with charm and history.
If you are looking for a fun-filled day trip with the family, Falls Church has a lot to offer. One site in particular, Cherry Hill Farm, was part of a pre-Revolutionary War plantation and one of the original houses and barns is available for tours. If you visit on a Saturday, you can stop by the nationally recognized Farmers Market in front of City Hall and then walk over to Cherry Hill Park.
After everyone has worked up an appetite, walk a couple of blocks to enjoy lunch at the local Mad Fox Brewing Company, which offers upscale casual dining in an English-style gastro brewpub. The brewery is known to have seven to ten house-brewed beers on tap, as well as a rotating selection of seasonal brews.
A few additional places you should add to your “must-see” list when you are in Falls Church:
- The Local Market, which is just that – our local market filled with everything from local produce, baked goods, meats, cheese and so much more
- Red White + Bleu is our local craft beer and wine shop that does daily tastings
- New To You is a cute little high-end consignment shop for women
- State Theatre is an old theater turned restaurant and music venue
For additional things to do and see in Falls Church, visit Virginia.org.