Get Outta Town: Fall Getaways & Staycations
Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you've got to stay home every weekend. From day trips to staycations and everything in between, we've got ideas for fabulous fall fun in (and out) of town:
Beach Vibes All Year Long : Recently featured in Southern Living Magazine, Colonial Beach, located at the northern tip of Virginia's Northern Neck, is one of the few remaining small seaport towns on the Potomac River. The town enjoys a unique location nestled between the Potomac River on the east and the waters of Monroe Bay on the West. Its sandy beaches and marinas on Monroe Bay have attracted water sporting enthusiasts for over a century. Fishing, sailing, boating, swimming and crabbing are just a few of the water activities enjoyed here making it a great place to visit. Colonial Beach is also a very historical area to visit housing Washington's Birthplace and also Westmoreland County is the birthplace of James Monroe. Book your stay here.
Sip, Swirl, Savor : As the vibrant colors of autumn prepare to paint the DMV area, visit Crimson Lane Vineyards as a must-visit destination for upcoming roundups of Fall foliage trips. Try the "A Taste" tasting ($45 per guest), perfect for wine enthusiasts eager to explore the wines in their glasses, to "A Table" ($45 per guest) where you can linger longer and pair your wines with delightful food accompaniments. For an even more exclusive experience, "A Room with a View" ($90 per guest) awaits parties of 4 to 6 guests, where you can indulge in limited production vintages paired with exquisite petite food accompaniments. Book your experience here.
Picnic in The Park: Just in time for glorious fall weather in the nation’s capital, Park Hyatt Washington D.C., located at 1201 24th Street, NW, introduces a new package, Picnic in The Park, that invites guests to savor breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a picnic created for two in one of the area’s local, most scenic parks. From Georgetown’s waterfront and Hains Point to Rivergate City Park in Old Town Alexandria and Gravelly Point along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the setting will rival the ample feast prepared by the culinary team of the award-winning Blue Duck Tavern. The picnic is paired with an overnight stay at the luxurious Park Hyatt. Private sedan roundtrip transportation from the hotel to the picnic location is included and guests will find a beautifully outfitted picnic setup. Try house-made Croissants, Chocolatines, Muffins, preserves, freshly sliced fruit and berries, yogurt parfaits, house-made granola, freshly brewed coffee or cold brew, and seasonal fresh fruit juices. Lunch at the Park begins with Blue Duck Tavern Roasted Vegetable Salad, Goat Cheese, sorrel, Green Goddess or Einkorn and Quinoa Salad, roasted corn, grilled zucchini, arugula, olives, Feta, Cherry Tomatoes, Chives, Parsley, lemon-fennel vinaigrette, and more. The last available date to book the package is October 20, 2023. The Picnic in The Park is available for booking by calling 1 (800) 778-7477 or visiting parkhyattwashington.com.
Fall Foliage at Salamander Middleburg : Drive out to historic Middleburg, Virginia to enjoy the fall foliage by making it a weekend of it with a stay at the Salamander Resort & Spa. Salamander Resort is a Forbes Five-Star rated and LEED Green Building Certified resort situated on 340 picturesque acres in the historic village of Middleburg, Va. Located only one hour from Washington, D.C. and just 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport, the resort is designed to respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside with 168 spacious rooms and suites that blend into their natural environment. Resort Owner Sheila C. Johnson has created a luxurious destination featuring an award-winning 23,000-square-foot spa, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, the Gold Cup Wine Bar, a dedicated Cooking Studio, a chef-inspired Culinary Garden as well as the adventurous Tree Top Zip Tour. Book your stay here.
The Pampered Pet: The Watermark hotel has introduced a new pet package, The Pampered Pet Package, available now to all guests checking in with their furry companions. The Watermark Hotel is a pet-friendly property that offers you the ability to have their four-legged friends tag along to enjoy your stay with additional dog-friendly amenities around the Capital One Center complex. The special package includes a warm welcome from the hotel team, and all the essentials your fur baby needs such as pooch friendly toys, plush bedding, a food/water bowl, a travel sized litter box and locally sourced treats. The property allows dogs up to 50 pounds with a charge of $125.00. 1825 Capital One Drive South, Tysons, Virginia, 22102; thewatermarkhotel.com