10 ideas for enjoying a local spring break

Downtown Annapolis

Hannah Seiken

Planning on having a staycation next week? Too often, people jump to the conclusion that staying in Falls Church over the Spring Break is boring; however there is much more to do than you think. Find out 10 way to enjoy your Spring Break in the area.

A photo of downtownn Annapolis
Downtown Annapolis has history, views, and delicious food (Photo Courtesy of Christina Ricchluti packedsuitcase.org)
  1. Day Trip to Annapolis

Maryland’s capital city is just an hour away, and it’s filled with cute cafes, good shopping, and stunning views.

2. Go to Georgetown

Georgetown has some of the cutest restaurants, shops, and hole-in-the-wall places in DC, so making the 10-15 minute drive or Metro ride from Falls Church is definitely worth it.

3. Go hiking

Whether it’s in Great Falls or farther west in Shenandoah, Virginia is home to some of the area’s best hiking.

4. Spend a few days in Rehoboth

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is a great place to shop, eat, and enjoy the beachy vibes, even if it’s a little too cold to swim.

A photo of a crowd at 9:30 club
The 9:30 club is a popular concert venue with plenty of events to check out in Northwest Washington, D.C. (Photo Courtesy of 9:30 Club facebook)

5. See a concert

DC has a plethora of music venues hosting a variety of genres of musical events. Be sure to check out what the 9:30 Club, U Street Music Hall, State Theater, Verizon Center or any others have planned for the week! Find a list of some events here.

6. Escape Room Live

There are a bunch of Escape Rooms located near Falls Church, and they are great places for team building or just to have a good time with a group of friends. Prices vary depending on location, activity and group size. Escape Room Live

7. Try a new restaurant

The DMV is known for its diverse, ethnic restaurants, so trying a new restaurant or cuisine should definitely be on your to-do list.

A photo of Nationals Park
D.C.’s only major league baseball team plays at National’s Park, which was opened to the public less than 10 years ago (Photo via WikiCommons)

8. Go to a baseball game

DC and Baltimore both have MLB teams, and watching a game while enjoying classic ballpark food is a great way to spend an afternoon.

9. Explore D.C.

Virginia natives might forget it sometimes, but the nation’s capital is right across the river, so why not take a day to act like a tourist and visit the attractions that make D.C. so special?

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Go to Leesburg

Leesburg is just 45 minutes from Falls Church, and you can explore the historic town and shop at the outlets.