September 14, 2023

Fun Fall Activities Near Tysons, VA

The taste of fall’s in the air here in Northern Virginia, and now’s the time to start dreaming and scheming about a getaway with us here at The Watermark Hotel in Tysons!

Proudly serving up luxury hospitality in the Capital One Center, our all-suite hotel makes the perfect autumn headquarters for seasonal sightseeing, festival-going, and full-on R&R in the Greater D.C. metro area.

Here are a few ideas for things to do this fall in Northern Virginia, with a decked-out residential suite here at The Watermark Hotel as your home base!

Harvest (and Halloween) Time & Festivities at Regional Farms

Host to big, vibrant cities as it is, the DMV area also harbors extensive and productive farmland, and fall’s prime time for exploring it—not least on account of all the U-pick and autumn-festival action that’s going down this time of year!

Consider the Cox Farms Fall Festival in Centreville, Virginia, for example, which runs September 16th and 17th and then Thursday through Monday from September 23rd through November 6th (and extending to Tuesday, November 7th as well). This is a no-brainer for fall fun with kids on a Watermark Hotel getaway, what with the World Famous Hayride, multiple slides, Foamhenge, the Imaginature Trail, the Goat Village, the Tractor Museum, and other fun on tap.

Cox Farms also adds some seasonally appropriate spookiness to the mix courtesy of its Fields of Fear attraction, which includes such frightful installations as The Forest: Back 40, the Dark Side HayrideCornightmare, and The Fireground. The Cox Farms Fields of Fear are there to test your courage on Friday and Saturday nights from September 22nd through November 4th (with a special Sunday edition on October 8th, too).

More fall festivities await over at Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia, meanwhile, offering pick-your-own apples (plus fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts, live music, pig races, and more) in September and a Fall Pumpkin Harvest in October, followed up by the rather delightful Pumpkin Chunkin’ Weekend on November 4th and 5th.

Fall Market & Oktoberfest Revelry in Tysons

There’s plenty going on this fall right here in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and you’ll be well situated to enjoy it all with luxury accommodations at The Watermark Hotel at the Capitol One Center.

Over at The Bono, for example, you’ll find the Tysons Fall Mixed Market underway on Wednesdays from September 20th through October 25th, with a wide variety of fresh fruit, produce, prepared foods, arts-and-crafts, and other goods for sales.

And on October 27th from 2 to 5 PM, you can crack out the lederhosen and dirndl for Oktoberfest at The Bono, featuring a biergarten serving up local brews, some authentic (and authentically delicious) German cuisine, live polka music, a stein-holding competition, and other Bavarian-style delights.

Right here at the Capital One Center, you can make your up to the rooftop greenspace of The Perch—just a short stroll from our front door here at the connected Watermark Hotel—and enjoy Perchfest, gong down September 15th through the 17th. Things get underway with some friendly competition at the Perch Putt Open on the 15th. The weekend festivities will also find local arts-and-crafts vendors and Shop Made in VA and live music and craft beer in the Star Hill Biergarten.

Soak Up Some Fall Colors During Your Stay at The Watermark Hotel

Our all-suite hotel at the Capitol One Center also makes a heck of a launchpad for some Northern Virginia/Greater D.C. leaf-peeping! From native maples, oaks, birches, and other trees to our highly diverse urban forests, there’s plenty of fall color to enjoy in this region, with the peak spectacle typically landing somewhere between late October and early November.

Some great daytripping options for leaf-peeping during your visit to The Watermark Hotel include Great Falls Park (where the autumn hues photogenically backdrop the Potomac River’s rocky whitewater) and the rest of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, as well as the biggest park in Fairfax County: the 1,554-acre Huntley Meadows Park, which also happens to be an outstanding place to do some birdwatching during the busy fall migration window.

A Fall Getaway to Tysons, VA at The Watermark Hotel

Now’s the time to start planning your autumn stay with us here at The Watermark Hotel! Our 300 luxury residential suites—within easy reach of McLean Station and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Silver Line—provide exceptional lodgings at the Capital One Center, with ready access to The Perch, Capital One Hall, and other on-site attractions.

Our Restaurant: Wren

And our own hotel harbors its own high-profile regional draw in the form of our Wren restaurant in the 11th-floor lobby, an eatery inspired by the Japanese izakaya model and featuring the remarkable culinary talents of Executive Chef Yo Matsuzaki as well as Executive Sous and Sushi Chef James Kim and Beverage Director Masha Yelnikova.

(Wren’s got its own fall bash coming up, by the way, in the form of a special Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon Release Party on Sunday, September 16th, complete with delectable bites paired with signature cocktails as well as live DJ entertainment.)

Dog-Friendly Tysons, VA Autumn Accommodations at The Watermark Hotel

Remember, we’re a pet-friendly hotel, ideal for fall getaways with your pooch (all the more so given the near proximity of The Perch’s Sky Bark Dog Park).

Fall Event Spaces in the Greater D.C. Area at Our Luxury Tysons, VA Hotel

And if you’re looking for a good special-events venue in the D.C. area for the fall season, you’ve found it at The Watermark Hotel: We offer a variety of function venues at our hotel itself, plus ready access to the neighboring Capital One Hall.

Watermark Hotel Fall Specials & Offers

Be sure to check our current specials and packages, too, which (among others) includes a special accommodations rate to coincide with attending the Perchfest music and mini-golf festival.

Book Your Fall Stay at The Watermark Hotel Today

We’d love to host you for a fall getaway to Tysons Corners, VA here at The Watermark Hotel! Reserve your luxury residential suite with us today.