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Things to do in Washington D.C. Suburbs

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Washington D.C. Suburbs. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Washington D.C. Suburbs attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Washington D.C. Suburbs to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Washington D.C. Suburbs.

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  • Anne Morgan Scully

    Known for “Travel experiences form a sort of wardrobe,” Scully says. And in this respect, her repeat-trip record with clients makes her their perso... More
  • Chrysalis Vineyards

    Chrysalis Vineyards, located outside Washington, D.C. near Middleburg, Va., encompasses 71 acres on which 20 grape varieties are grown. Production ... More
  • Ciclismo Classico

  • Katie McCormack Krinkie

    Years as agent: 15. Other specialties: Culinary travel, California, Europe. Consulting fee: Varies. More
  • Michelle Bemis

    Years as agent: 18. Specialties: Cruise, Adventure, Group travel. Fee: Varies. More
  • Middleburg Spring Races

    A horseracing tradition for almost a century, this annual steeplechase event takes place during the third weekend in April at the Glenwood Park Rac... More
  • Middleburg Tack Exchange

    This 4,000-square-foot store sells horse riding supplies and specializes in English hunting tack and apparel. Clothing items for sale include frock... More
  • Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon, built in 1757 on the Potomac River, served as the home of George Washington for more than four decades. A portion of the original est... More
  • PX

    Artful cocktails designed by expert mixologist Todd Thrasher are PX’s hallmark, like Gimme S’More (chocolaty brown and swirled white, torched on th... More
  • Tarara Winery

    The Tarara Winery opened in 1989 and was founded by Whitie and Margaret Hubert. The winery sits on a 475-acre farm and is dedicated to promoting lo... More
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center

    Located on the Potomac River, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is an expansive complex comprised of the Alexandria Archeology Museum, six art galleri... More
  • Virginia Fall Races

    Experience the horseracing traditions of Middleburg’s hunt country at the annual Virginia Fall Races, held the first Saturday and Sunday in October... More
  • Washington Wine Academy

    Chosen by Food & Wine as one of the nation’s top five wine schools, this nonprofit organization provides professional certification courses; introd... More

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