Father’s Day around Alexandria-Arlington, VA
This side of the Potomac is the steady and growing other half to the Capital, a vibrant and growing region making bounds in every area, with more than its own scores of restaurants, parks, attractions and activities to match the other parts of the DMV. Whether you are a tourist drafting a holiday itinerary, a returning local visiting friends and family, or a curious local, you’ll find something for everyone in the Northern Virgina area. Read on for some of our favorite places to celebrate Father’s Day here around the Alexandria-Arlington area.
Hiking around Northern Virginia
With a variety of landscapes including streams, forest paths, cliffs, fields, swamps, caves and lakes, outdoorsy Dads will enjoy the June sunshine around the Alexandria, Arlington area. The Bull Run – Occoquan Trail boasts cooling trails along forest streams, while Great Falls Park has plenty of cliffs overlooking the rest of the park that are great for photos or simply looking out for a while. Huntley Meadows Park has a unique system of boardwalks that bring visitors very close to the Virginia wetlands, while the Georgetown Pike is a great scenic drive.
Dining around Alexandria, Arlington
Of course, no Father’s Day is complete without delicious food, thankfully, with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries and restaurants around the Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax County area, dads of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoilt for options. Ambar Clarendon is a delicious and satisfying tour of the Balkans with a delicious all you can eat (!) selection of mezze, soups, fresh sandwiches, crepes, pastries, sweets and baked goods. Colony Grill sports a bold and hearty assortment of pizzas and pies, while Tupelo Honey serves up mouthwatering Southern Comfort food, most celebrated being the buttermilk biscuits. Green Pig Bistro is loved among locals for its versatile and never-failing menu, while Oby Lee’s envious crepe and wine options are worth a look. Our highlight, however, is Le Diplomate, a French-inspired haven of steaks cooked with great care and revered bread baskets that is a great treat for Dad this Father’s Day.
Portside in Old Town Festival
Another great way to get out and immerse the whole family in the Alexandria community is the Portside in Old Town Festival! This is a longtime Alexandria tradition, featuring local food and drink, Jazz artists from around the capital region and beyond, a beer garden, and countless pop-ups and activities by local organizations. Dad will love the great music, delicious food and plenty of activities and fun at the Portside in Old Town Festival.
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