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The Top 5 Things You Must Do in Falls Church

The Top 5 Things You Must Do in Falls Church

Nestled in a quiet suburb, just a short metro ride from the nation’s capital, lies a charming up-and-coming town whose emerging businesses, cultural offerings, and rich diversity have made it one of Virginia’s fastest growing cities—welcome to Falls Church.

Though home to only around 15,000 residents, what this hidden gem lacks in size it more than makes up for in amenities. From gourmet restaurants to historic centers, independent boutiques and endless outdoor recreation, Falls Church offers a lot more than you’d expect.

Whether you’re passing through or considering a new, more laid-back way of life, here are 5 things you don’t want to miss.

1. The State Theatre

It may not be a glitzy Broadway playhouse, but Falls Church’s iconic State Theater has held its own since its founding in 1936, hosting both local performers and world-class acts like Blondie alike. Though the State Theater has undergone some cosmetic changes through the decades, the original main stage and balcony have remained, paying homage to the performing arts and the region’s commitment to culture while bringing an air of vintage charm that theatergoers will instantly appreciate.


Stage your play, catch a touring concert, or just spend the afternoon at one of the many free open-air shows—and don’t forget to check out the theater’s cafe, where you can get some delicious bites and drinks before enjoying the show.

Address: 220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046


2. Falls Church Farmers Market

While all-purpose grocery and convenience stores are plentiful, those looking for something a little out of the ordinary can’t miss a visit to the Falls Church Farmers Market. A local hub to pick up fresh produce, discover new flavors, or just do some people watching, the market brings a diverse range of products to try and people to meet. Open Saturdays from 8am to noon, be sure to arrive early for the best picks and freshest pastries—and don’t miss the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and network with some neighbors, business owners, and farmers!

Check out their Instagram page for more details.

Address: 300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046


3. Audacious Aleworks

If you’re a craft beer aficionado, Audacious Aleworks is the place to be. Opened in 2018, this popular microbrewery offers, as they put it, “a rainbow of high-quality beer for everyone’s tastes”. This dynamic neighborhood taproom has become a beloved Falls Church staple for its diversity of fresh brewed beers and easygoing, inclusive atmosphere that even welcomes your four-legged best friends. The perfect spot for a nightcap or for some weekend day drinking, we recommend their New England IPA, which has a balanced body and citrusy hop—but, really, any of their beers will be a winner. Don’t forget to pair your pint with their delicious grilled cheese! For those who prefer to enjoy a fresh brew in the comfort of their own home, Audacious Aleworks offers canned beers, growlers, and bottles for take-away. Cheers!

Address: 110 E Fairfax St, Falls Church, Virginia 22046


4. Cherry Hill Farmhouse

The Cherry Hill Farmhouse is a can’t-miss treat for the history buffs. Dating back to 1845, it’s one of the oldest homes in Falls Church. Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the charm and lifestyle of a bygone era. The mid-19th century house, barn, and outbuildings offer educational programs, seasonal afternoon tea, and even private rentals for weddings and events. Book a tour for a closer look at the rural Virginia of yesteryear, or picnic on the lawns and enjoy its beauty from afar. It’s the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon outdoors.

Address: 312 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046


5. Tinner Hill

A staple of black history that all history buffs will appreciate, Tinner Hill has been recognized as being the location where the first rural branch of the National Association for the Protection of Colored People (NAACP) was initiated in the United States. Purchased by the Tinner family after the Civil War, the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation has two nearby properties that are intimately linked to the history of Falls Church, and to the African Americans struggle for rights and freedoms throughout the Jim Crow and Civil Rights Movement era.

From educational events to music festivals, this Falls Church mainstay serves as a cultural hub and cogent reminder of progress achieved, and still needed. Stop by to learn more of the history of Falls Church from an enlightening new perspective.

For more info visit www.tinnerhill.org



Luzmila’s Bolivian Restaurant

A proper visit to Falls Church isn’t complete without a trip to Luzmila’s. A hidden gem of a restaurant within a hidden gem of a town, Luzmila’s Bolivian Restaurant brings the exotic flavors of authentic South American cuisine to Broad Street. This popular spot has become a neighborhood staple, and for good reason. Looking for a quick bite? Their empanadas can’t be beat. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with their delicious pastries—whatever you go with, you can’t go wrong.

Address: 809 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Final Thoughts

Whether you want to be entertained, eat well, learn something new, or just stumble across something unexpected, Falls Church has something to offer those of every age, taste, and background. Considering a more permanent move? Discover all that Falls Church has to offer, starting with a visit to Three Collective (3co), a flexidential apartment community offering everything you need to thrive. From an in-house demo kitchen, bowling alley, co-op workspaces, VR lounge and so much more, 3co offers a brand new way to live, work, and play.

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