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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.

20+ Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in the DC Area

Washington DC is steeped in African American history, contributing significantly to the overall tapestry of the nation's past. Whether you're visiting DC or the surrounding areas there are several sites in the region that offer a chance to reflect on the inspiring journey of hope, sacrifice…

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What's New: Your Guide to 2024 in Fairfax County

With a fresh new year comes a fresh new perspective – and some pretty incredible things to look forward to here in Fairfax County. Here’s a preview of what’s new in 2024 in Fairfax County. What are you most excited about for the new year? Pick Your Interest: History & Culture | Arts & Entertainment…

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Festive Cocktails to Close Out the Year

The year may be coming to a close, but we wanted to leave you with some fun and festive cocktails to celebrate with on New Year's Eve (or any time of year, really!). Several local Fairfax County mixologists and bartenders have selected some of their favorite holiday cocktail recipes to share with…

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Scrumptious Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

Sweeten up the holiday season with a selection of scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth desserts - straight from the kitchens of Fairfax County's most talented chefs and restaurants. L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA Chocolate Truffles (Le Truffes au Chocolat) Yields about 36 Truffles…

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Things to Do this December in Fairfax County

Updated for 2023 'Tis the season in Fairfax County! There are plenty of things to do in Northern Virginia in December. Check out these things to see and events in the Washington, DC area that embrace winter and the holidays. Whether you want to be inside staying warm or enjoying the extra twinkle…

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6 Apple & Pumpkin Beverages to Try for the Holidays

Comfort food and spiced drinks are two of the most beloved parts of the winter holidays – and many holiday recipes are made with two of winter’s favorite ingredients: apples and pumpkins! Here are some delicious apple and pumpkin recipes from local Fairfax County restaurants that you can concoct for…

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Made in Fairfax: Your 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Fairfax County is home to an incredible and diverse group of artisan makers – so much so that the Made in Fairfax initiative was born. The Made in Fairfax network aims to be a one-stop shop for maker businesses and those who want to support them. The Made in Fairfax directory features dozens of…

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Turkey Trots in Fairfax County During Thanksgiving 2023

Updated for 2023 We all know Thanksgiving comes with a lot of gratitude, a lot of family time, and well, a LOT of food. So this year, start a new tradition with your family by joining one of the many 5k or 10k fun runs - lovingly referred to as Turkey Trots - that are happening around Fairfax…

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