Want to go somewhere for the holidays, but without all the fuss of planning a trip? A holiday staycation is a great way spend time with those you love and experience new sights in the Fairfax area. Whether you treat yourself to a staycation somewhere nearby or give a staycation as a gift, there are a ton of great locales that would be perfect for anyone in your life.
Stafford House B&B
The old-world charm of a bed and breakfast is one that’s perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxed weekend with friends. The nearby Stafford House has classic American decor and individually decorated rooms, as well as clawfoot bathtubs and wood-burning fireplaces to make your staycation as cozy as can be.
Make the quick drive to bustling DC for a staycation just a bit away from your normal daily routine. If you’re looking for world-class dining, theater, shopping and hotels, planning an overnight trip (or even a weekend!) in DC is a great staycation idea. There are tons of great last-minute hotel deals or homey Airbnbs for any type of traveler.
A Nova Park Cabin Weekend
If you’re the outdoorsy type (or at least the “sit around a campfire” type), a weekend in a rustic cabin at one of Nova’s best parks may be just the staycation for you. Pohick Bay, Algonkian and Bull Run all have cozy cabins available for year-round rental, and while they’re all equipped with heat and electricity for those cold winter nights, many even have grills and hot tubs for a truly fun stay.
A Winery Tour
If you want to get away for the day but still sleep in the comfort of your own bed, plan a winter winery tour of the Fairfax area. Secure a designated driver to shuttle you and your friends or family to places like Destination Cellars, The Winery at Bull Run, Paradise Springs Winery and other Fairfax area wineries. Sampling local wines and noshing on tasty foods makes a great way to get away from it all this holiday season!