Ali Morris
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Ali Morris

Other than her native Philadelphia, there may be no other place in America that Ali loves talking about more than Fairfax County, Virginia. Go ahead, ask her about things to do in the area! At Visit Fairfax, she manages content and communications. When not advocating for tourism or traveling the world, you can usually find her at a local brewery or coffee shop, taking her sweet pup for a hike in the woods, spending time with her husband and young daughter, or chatting about the latest pop culture craze.

Your Guide to Coffee in Fairfax County

There are dozens of places to get your caffeine fix in Northern Virginia, from locally-owned coffee shops to hip and modern coffee houses to quaint mom-and-pop cafés to popular national chains. There are even several shops that roast their coffee beans right on site! Warm up with a delicious cup of…

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Things to Do this October in Fairfax County

October is one of the most fun-filled months in Fairfax County, filled to the brim with special events, month-long celebrations, spooky Halloween activities, and absolutely stunning fall foliage drive tours and viewpoints. We don’t blame you if your calendar fills up quicker than a seven-year-old…

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Don't Miss These Oktoberfest Festivals Happening This Year

"Willkommen zum Oktoberfest!" That's German for "Welcome to Oktoberfest!" And lucky for you, you won't need to travel abroad to celebrate the turn of the season with a fresh, cold, German beer. Here in Fairfax County, there are plenty of special craft beer festivals and events happening throughout…

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Best Fall Festivals for 2022

Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year here in Fairfax County. Between crisper weather (prime for exploring local trails) and looking forward to the holiday season (up first: Halloween!), this area knows how to kick off the festival season. Here's a sneak peek at some of the best fall…

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Just Announced: The Barns at Wolf Trap 2022-2023 Season

Fall comes bearing crisp weather, fall festivals, and pumpkin fever, but one precursor to autumn that we love around here is Wolf Trap's season announcement for its smaller, historical venue, The Barns. The popular local venue just released its schedule for the 2022-2023 season - and the lineup does…

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Dog Parks in Fairfax County

It's always a good time for a play date with your furry family member! Fairfax County is super dog-friendly, from accommodating pet-friendly hotel options to miles and miles of hiking trails to a slew of options for dog-friendly dining and brewery/winery hopping with your pups. But sometimes, those…

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Best Water Splash Pads and Spray Grounds for Kids in #FXVA

It's summer, and it’s hot out. And the kids (even the teens) are bouncing off the walls. Where can you take them that will cool them down AND let them burn off that dizzying energy? Fairfax County is home to five full-size waterparks, but did you know there are countless other spray grounds and…

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Things to Do this August in Fairfax County

Summer may be on the downswing, but you wouldn't know that looking at Fairfax County's event calendar. Before school is back in session and the warm weather turns crisp, check out some of the reasons that August is a prime time for visiting and exploring Fairfax County. 1. Holidays and Month-Long…

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Your Guide to Camping & Cabin Rentals in Fairfax County

Camping in Northern Virginia may offer one of the best ways of distancing yourself from the hustle and bustle of the nearby city life. And in this day and age, surrounding yourself with nature’s bounty can have a multitude of health benefits. Fairfax County has several great options for camping and…

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