Summer and Labor Day are both in the rearview mirror, and the little ones are settling into their school day routines. That means it's time for one of the most fun-filled holidays of the last part of the year: Halloween!
There are plenty of options around the greater Alexandria area for those looking for a frightful good time. Here are three of our favorite options for the best Halloween events in the region:
This Friday, October 26, one of the most popular annual Smithsonian events returns. Night of the Living Zoo sees the National Zoo transformed into a spooky Halloween party with food trucks, performance artists, and a live DJ. Get your tickets early, as they will sell out quickly.
Just across the river from Alexandria in Clinton, MD, you can find Miller Farms, a sustainable farm operating since 1840. The Fall Fun festivals happen every weekend from 10 AM til 5 PM and weekdays by reservation. You can pick your own fruits or stop by the on-site market to find produce, homemade donuts, fresh flowers, and more.
Want to hear about the scariest stories from Alexandria's rich history? On October 26, visit the front lawn of the Carlyle House on Fairfax Street in Old Town to hear storytellers from the Footsteps to the Past tour company tell spooky tales from centuries past. Tickets are $5; s'mores kits will be available for purchase.
Many people come to Alexandria or nearby areas from out of town. Whether you are visiting from elsewhere or simply want a night off from housekeeping, staying at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir is a smart idea. With a free shuttle to the Metro, complimentary WiFi, and a welcoming team ready to make you comfortable, it's the perfect option for all your Halloween hotel needs this fall.