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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.

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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Support These Veteran-Owned Businesses in Fairfax County

Fairfax County is an ideal base camp for exploring the military experience, as it is proximate to some of America's most iconic military monuments, memorials, and museums. And while not everyone has a direct connection to a branch of the military, there are plenty of ways to give back to those who…

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Where to Get Your Thanksgiving Feast

Updated for 2023 Whether you’re visiting Northern Virginia or the Washington DC area this Thanksgiving or you’re hosting hungry friends and family, let Fairfax County restaurants do the turkey cooking for the holiday (which also means no clean-up for you!). Many popular Fairfax County restaurants…

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Things to Do this November in Fairfax County

November is a transitional month for many – a change in scenery, a dip in weather, and a shift from pumpkins to turkeys to early holiday decorations. But what doesn’t change in November in Fairfax County and the Washington DC area is the multitude of events, activities, and entertainment options…

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5+ Delectable Candy Shops & Chocolatiers in Fairfax County

Why wait until Halloween to get your sugar fix? Satisfy your sweet tooth all season long this fall with the best flavors around - from pumpkin spice hot chocolate bombs to raspberry ganache. There's plenty of chocolate and candy to go around in the sweet center of Northern Virginia. Like Willy Wonka…

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10 Spooky Halloween Home Haunts in Fairfax County

Updated for 2023 season! Looking for a safe and family-friendly way to celebrate the spooky season of Halloween? Buckle up and head on out to some of the best home haunts in Fairfax County, where local residents deck out their homes with ghosts, goblins, monsters, and ghouls. Here are a few homes to…

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Hit These Farmers Markets Before They Close for the Season

Fall is synonymous with harvest time and there’s no better way to reap the rewards of a prosperous fall bounty than by exploring the area’s vast number of Farmers Markets. Fairfax County Government runs 10 different markets throughout the year, and there are several other independent community-run…

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