Local Experiences for Washington
Experience matters. Local matters. The experiences below check both boxes. Enjoy these local experiences in Washington and immerse yourself in new things to do within the place you call home.
Seasonal Light Displays and Events
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Our community likes to get in the holiday spirit with plenty of festive activities, including Christmas caroling, light displays, Santa’s workshops and holiday markets. Embrace the magic of the season at Winterfest, shop till you drop at a holiday market, enjoy the beauty of twinkling Christmas lights and make memories with loved ones.
Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities
This month as we remind ourselves of our good fortune, what better way to spread the love than to volunteer and give back to the community? Volunteering at a local food pantry or clothing donation center is a great way to participate in our community and make a difference. Hospital volunteering is also a rewarding opportunity to help those in need.
Seasonal Comfort Foods
Fall is the perfect season to revisit your favorite comfort food recipes. Soups, stews, casseroles and chili are great options to feed a crowd and warm you up. Whether you prefer to cook at home or enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant, we’ve rounded up a few comfort food recipes plus some places to enjoy a perfect fall meal.
Autumn means it’s time for fall festivals, pumpkin picking and football! This season offers many opportunities to make memories with your family—at a nearby pumpkin patch for hayrides, an apple orchard for apple cider and pie or a cultural experience at a local Oktoberfest. Soak up the mild weather at local art walks, cozy up by a fire pit on a patio or take a day trip to a nearby town!
Breweries + Wineries + Distilleries
Fall is a great time to discover the area’s wineries, breweries and distilleries. Whether you prefer wine, beer or spirits, there’s something for everyone at these fun-filled destinations. Take a tour of a local distillery, winery or brewery, then enjoy a flight of the business’ offerings. There’s so much to learn when you’re sipping local!
Great Family Photo Shoot Locations
Family photo shoots create memorable experiences and keepsakes. Choosing a location and a photographer can also accentuate that experience. Whether you are drawn to a more traditional backdrop or interested in a unique and off the beaten path locale, this is our guide to great family photo shoots.
Local Fashion Finds
Shopping our local makers and small businesses has never been more fulfilling, and our local boutiques curate a wealth of amazing options. Whether you are dress shopping, on the hunt for baby clothes, or simply excited about the broad world of fashion that our variety of shops offer, this guide to local fashion finds will have you ready to walk the runway.
Relax and Unwind
Mani Pedis, massages, facials; whatever your preference is for relaxing and unwinding, we’ve rounded out some recommendations for our local day spas and resorts to pamper yourself and restore your mental, physical, and emotional health inside and out.
When it comes to dog-friendly experiences in and around the city, there is no shortage of fun and adventurous options. Whether it’s the neighborhood dog park to play fetch, or the dog-friendly restaurants, pools, boutiques, we’ve rounded up a number of options to prioritize your pet’s experiential side.