How to Spend Your Winter in Vienna, VA
Vienna, Virginia is a beautiful place to call home year round, but especially in the wintertime. A populous town within Fairfax County, Vienna offers its residents so much to see and do throughout the year. Even in the dead of winter, residents have several fun activities at their fingertips to pass by a chilly winter day. If you live at Lerner Arrowood Parc in Vienna, VA, or anywhere in the area, then be sure to check out our 5 favorite winter activities in the area.
1. Meadowlark Walk of Lights
From now through January 7th, head over to the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for a truly incredible sight to see. This botanical garden features a half –mile long animated light show that will get everyone excited for the winter. This event also offers hot beverages and s’mores to attendees, making it the ultimate winter outing. Bundle up and put on your walking shoes because you do not want to miss the beautiful lights, extraordinary garden, and delicious snacks! Get more information about tickets to the Meadowlark Walk of Lights, here.
2. Ice Skating near Vienna, VA
There are several ice skating rinks in the Vienna region, but why not make your ice skating trip extra special? We recommend a trip to Washington D.C.’s own Canal Park for a fun ice skating excursion. This park is beautiful and surrounded by several of the area’s best dining and coffee shops. Make a day of it by visiting all of your favorite spots in the D.C. area, and finishing up with a skate in the brisk winter weather. Learn more about Canal Park’s ice skating rink, here.
3. Check out a Local Museum or Art Show
In Vienna, we are so fortunate to have so much art to appreciate in our town and the surrounding area. A trip to a local museum is one of the most perfect ways to spend a cold winter day in Vienna. Some of our favorite museums in the area include The Freeman Store and Museum (for those interested in local history), the American Art Museum in D.C., and the Fairfax Museum. Check out all of our area’s amazing museums and find one that piques your interest, here.
4. Go on a Craft Brewery Tour
Visitors to the Vienna area are often surprised by the bustling craft beer scene in the town. If you love beer or would like to learn more about beer, head over to some of our local breweries to support the local economy and have an amazing time! Many of the breweries will let you tour their facilities and do tastings. This is a great outing for friends who want to go out and have a fun time somewhere new. You can use this list to create your very own tour of the area’s best breweries. Make sure to take a rideshare or have a designated driver!
5. Snowy? Go for a Sled!
Channel your inner child and head out for an awesome day in the snow! After a nice snow shower, grab a sled, tube, saucer, or even a boogie board and head over to the Big Hill at Wolftrap if you are looking for something to raise your heart rate! This comprehensive list of the best sledding hills in Vienna, VA – all near Lerner Arrowood Parc – should help you pick out the perfect spot for your winter adventure. You won’t believe how much you warm up from climbing up those hills!
Lerner Arrowood Parc in the Winter
Lerner Arrowood Parc in Vienna, VA is one of the best places to make your next apartment home this winter. Our beautifully renovated apartment homes have unbeatable amenities and are in a prime location in Vienna. Explore the available floorplans and fill out an application online to discover all that we have to offer at Lerner Arrowood Parc. We look forward to seeing you this winter in Vienna, Virginia!