Northern Virginia's Best Local Attractions 2021

Old Town Alexandria 

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Location: Alexandria, VA

Old Town Alexandria is rich with history and nostalgic charm with dining and shopping options. Historic 18th and 19th century buildings has been repurposed as culinary hotspots, independent boutiques, and intimate museums. 

Atlantis Waterpark

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Location: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA

Phone: (703) 631-0552

Splash, slide and play at Bull Run’s Atlantis Waterpark! Everyone can enjoy a fun filled day splashing in the main pool or your choice of 2 different waterslides (230 feet open slide or thrilling 170 foot in complete darkness)! The centerpiece of the waterpark is the awesome dumping bucket and play feature. There is even a separate baby pool and sand play area!


Shenandoah Caverns

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Location: 261 Caverns Road, Quicksburg, VA

Phone: (540) 477-3115

Come and visit one of Virginia’s most unique and beautiful caverns! Take a personally guide tour (1-hour) and marvel at the underground wonder. 

The Treetop Zip Tour

Location: 500 N Pendleton Street, Middleburg, VA 20117

Phone: (540) 692-9471

Looking for an exuberant thrilling adventure? The adventure course at the Salamander Resort offers 20 acres of fun with varying lengths zip lines and two suspension bridge crossings!

Eden Center

Location: 6751-6799 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA

Eden Center has more than 120 family-owned restaurants, shops, supermarkets, jewelry stores and travel agents catering to the Asian-American population. 

Great Falls Park

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Location: George Washington Memorial Parkway, McLean, VA

Phone: (703) 757-3101

At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country.  Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800-acre park only 15 miles from the Nation's Capital.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Location: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 22182

Phone: (703) 255-3631

95 acres of beautiful ornamental gardens and unique native plant collections are found at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA. Take a stroll along the walking trails, explore the Korean Bell Garden, or visit the restored 18th Century log cabin.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

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Location: 105 N Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 838-4565

The Torpedo Factory Art Center, founded in 1974 is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. Every year the Torpedo Factory Art Center receives more than half million visitors who interact with more than 160 resident artists. This is also the home to The Art League School and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. 

Tysons Corner Center

Location: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 305, McLean, VA 

Phone: (703) 893-9401

Tysons Corner Center is Virginia’s premier shopping destination and one of the top shopping centers in the country located just outside of Washington, DC. There are over 300 department and specialty stores to satisfy every shopper’s wants and needs. Tysons Corner Center is also home to AMC Theatres, Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, and VITA Luxury Apartments.  

Roer's Zoofari

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Location: 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA

Phone: (703) 757-6222

Roer’s Zoofari gives visitors the opportunity to discover and connect with animals through educational encounters and hands-on interactions. Take advantage of the self drive safari and walking tour to experience up close encounters with 9 different species from bison, llamas, deers, and more. 

Visit Fairfax County, Virginia’s website for more attractions and information. 

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