One of the best things about living at Halstead Square is that entertainment, culture, historic attractions, and great places to eat are right around the corner. Vienna and nearby Fairfax have a wide range of activities for families, couples, best friends, and even for those individuals who prefer going solo. When you’re not relaxing in the comfort of your home, you’ll surely be out enjoying some, if not all, of the following sites. Explore these things to do in Fairfax and Vienna.
Stroll Around a Garden
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct, Vienna, VA)
This gorgeous nature trip is perfect for the whole family. The Bell Garden located inside the Botanical Garden is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. It was specifically created as a symbol of friendship between Virginia and South Korea. You’ll find picturesque gazebos, sparkling lakes, weeping cherry trees, azaleas, lilies, daffodils and more throughout this 100 acre garden park. There is an interactive garden featuring an adorable tea party set-up, signs to teach children about the plants, and a bat cave surrounded by sand. Check out the visitors center for workshops, classes, and guided nature walks.
Catch an Indie Film and Get Dinner
Angelika Film Center and Café at Mosaic (2911 District Ave, Fairfax, VA)
This is not your average movie theater. With an elegant and stylish atmosphere, this eight-screen cinema shows the best independent, art, and specialty films. Enjoy the show with each auditorium showcasing the latest in technology and digital projection, and the plush, stadium seating is the ideal environment for taking it all in. Moviegoers can bring the gourmet food from the café into the theater or enjoy it in the lounge.
Experience a Live Show Outdoors
Wolf Trap and Wolf Trap Children’s Theater (1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA)
There’s nothing better than catching a live show outdoors, and this venue is the perfect place to do so. From the latest in rock and pop to opera, you can enjoy watching your favorite performances under the stars. The Children’s Theater is tucked in the trees with big, bold performances in an 800-seat outdoor venue. Shows are approximately 45-60 minutes long and range from dance, puppetry and storytelling. Wolf Trap is a fun spot for the whole family when the weather’s too nice to stay indoors.
Explore Civil War History
Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim (3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA)
History buffs will surely enjoy this incredible piece of American history. Historic Blenheim is nationally significant because it holds more than 120 signatures, art, games, thoughts, and poetry left on the walls of the house by Union soldiers from 1862-63. The historic house holds one of the largest and well-preserved Civil War inscriptions in the nation. It is essentially a diary of the days when the Union soldiers occupied the Fairfax Court House area. Everything from the life of a soldier to the effect on local residents can be seen in this must-see spot less than 15 minutes from Halstead Square.
As a resident of Halstead Square you’ll soon discover how much the neighborhood has to offer. From history to pop culture, the incredible mix of entertaining options for night and day excursions will surely keep your schedule full. Contact us today to find out how you can get your own Halstead Square luxury apartment.
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