If you are considering Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, taking a glance at the rich local area and its attractions is a must. We’re in picturesque Northern Virginia (Fairfax County), just a quick jaunt from Washington, D.C. Our surroundings are chock-full of fun things to do, see and experience, whether you enjoy culture, history, food or the arts. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite things to do in and around Washington, D.C., and we invite you to see for yourself why Bailey’s Crossroads is a great place to call home.
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You can’t visit or reside in Bailey’s Crossroads without a trip to Old Town Alexandria’s famed King Street. This walkable street in one of America’s most romantic cities comprises about a mile of locally owned shops and cafes within 18th- and 19th-century buildings, punctuated by cobblestone alleys.
When you tire of walking in Alexandria, book a water taxi or boat tour on the Potomac River. Climb aboard at the Old Town Marina, where you can cruise to Mount Vernon or the National Harbor, or experience the beloved Monuments Tour.
Located at City Hall and operating year-round, Falls Church Farmers Market is a well-loved destination for Northern Virginians. You’ll find more than 50 vendors during peak months (summer through fall), and about 40 operating during the winter, selling crafts, food and specialty items.
This historic farm, a house museum in Falls Church, is open for guided tours and events, from special teas and intimate concerts to historic reenactments and seasonal festivities.
Spend the day in historic Arlington, VA, to experience capital fun. You can tour the Pentagon, make a visit to the National Cemetery, or wander through Shirlington Village, which overflows with little shops and eateries.
The Arlington neighborhood of Clarendon is known for its selection of places to dine. You’ll find farm-to-table eating at a number of American restaurants, as well as tapas, cozy cafes and specialty breweries.
When a day of shopping is on your agenda, consider Tysons Corner, known as one of the best shopping districts in the U.S. With three primary shopping outlets, Fairfax Square, Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria, you have a huge variety of options to browse.
Northern Virginia is gorgeous, and our area provides numerous green spaces for walking or simply sitting quietly. Popular spots include Great Falls Park in nearby McLean (stunning views of the Potomac) and the Mount Vernon Trail, which runs 18 miles and is a local favorite for picnicking.
Situated in Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the country’s largest collection (80+) of working art studios open to the public. Check out the studios and galleries to see or buy everything from painting and printmaking to ceramics and jewelry. You’ll also find workshops here should you want to create something beautiful.
Our list wouldn’t be complete without a notable nod to the nation’s capital. Walking D.C. can be a challenge, so we recommend taking the DC Circulator bus. It’s designed specifically for visitors, looping around the National Mall and stopping in front of major monuments and museums.