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Storytellers Video Series

Meet Our Locals, Hear Our Stories

We love Fairfax County - and we think you will too. Every destination has a story. Meet the people who tell ours, and then plan a trip that will be uniquely yours. More

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Northern Virginia Wine Country

Fine wines and good times.

Fairfax County is home to two historic and beautiful wineries - Paradise Springs Winery and The Winery at Bull Run. Considered by many to be the "Gateway to Virginia Wine Country," these wineries are the closest to Washington, DC and are home to a selection of some wonderful, award-winning Virginia wines. More

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Winter Fun

Activities to keep you warm

The holidays are upon us and Fairfax County, VA has rounded up a list of popular seasonal activities you can only experience while here in the National Capital Region. Here are six surefire ways to create a memorable trip to the National Capital Region. More

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Tour the grounds. Discover the man.

Located in southern Fairfax County, Mount Vernon is situated on 400 acres of land and was home to the first President of the United States, George Washington. With informative and interactive exhibits, beautiful scenery along the Potomac River, and one-of-a-kind events going on throughout the year, it's no wonder why Mount Vernon is the most visited historical estate in America. More

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Where Fun Takes Flight

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

This is the Smithsonian's companion facility to the museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Its two huge hangars display thousands of aviation and space artifacts including the Space Shuttle Discovery and the SR-71 Blackbird. More

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Great Falls Park

Witness the beauty of the Potomac

Explore our beautiful Great Falls Park, an 800-acre park which borders the Potomac River. Some of the unique features here include the historic Patowmack Canal, the beautiful waterfall, miles of trails and the fall line geology with its cliffs and rock formations. More

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Family Friendly Activities

Fun For Everyone

Every year, thousands of families visit Virginia and surrounding areas (such as Washington, DC) for vacation. Our family friendly activities make for the perfect Virginia vacations and ensure that everyone can have a little fun! More

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Your access to the Capital Region

Metro offers an incredibly convenient way to get around to some of the area's most notable attractions from your affordable hotel in Fairfax County. Fairfax County is home to multiple Metrorail stations to help you get to, and around, the National Capital Region on your next vacation. More

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DC Holiday Traditions

Only in the Capital Region

Our neighbor across the Potomac always has festive holiday activities for whole families to enjoy. We’ve made our list and checked it twice, and came up with a list of experiences you can see and do during the holiday season in the area. More

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World Class Experiences Await

Exploring the museums found throughout the region make it fun to learn about, and relive, the story of our country and of our world. From the art and history museums in downtown Washington, DC to George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center right here in Fairfax County - you're sure to find something to entertain each member of your traveling... More

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Paradise Springs Winery

Enjoy a taste of “Paradise”

Nestled in the heart of the quaint and unassuming town of Clifton, Virginia sits Fairfax County's first winery - Paradise Springs. Built on land that traces back to Lord Fairfax (the county's namesake), Paradise Springs has a rich and inspiring history. More

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The Winery at Bull Run

Where wine and history meet

On a 21-acre property adjacent to the Manassas National Battlefield, you’ll find The Winery at Bull Run. Here, wine lovers can sit back with a glass on the back porch rockers, history lovers can get their Civil War history lesson and children can play on the property's expansive lawn or search for their own hidden treasures. More

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Historic Sites

Hands-on History

Fairfax County played a significant role in some of the most defining moments of American history. On your next vacation, let us be your history travel guide as we put you in perfect position to visit the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia historical sites, attractions, stories, and events. More

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Washington, DC

The Nation’s Capital

Washington, DC is without a doubt one of the most popular places to visit in the U.S., and with Fairfax County just minutes away, Washington, DC is perfect for a quick day trip. Takin in breathtaking monuments and museums that offer views of offer incredible historic artifacts, national treasures, and so much more. More

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Regional Craft Beer and Craft Beer Pubs

Check out our local suds

Craft breweries and craft beer pubs are increasingly making their way onto visitor’s itineraries. There are plenty of local breweries in the area to explore that offer great beers, fun events, brewery tours, and surprising food menus. More

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The Arts in Fairfax County

Creativity Awaits You

Get in touch with your artistic side and discover the visual creativity in Northern Virginia. While it is easy to appreciate history or nature in Virginia, Fairfax County's art scene is just as inspiring and incredible. More

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Capital Region Civil War Attractions

Welcome to base camp.

Fairfax County provides an unrivaled opportunity to connect with Civil War landmarks, museums and re-enactments—at the epicenter of where these history-making events took place. From here, you can discover and explore legendary battlefields like Antietam (Sharpsburg), Manassas (Bull Run), Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry and more! More

Welcome to Fairfax County, Virginia!


As the official tourism site for Fairfax County, Virginia, it's our job to give you information on Fairfax County and fun things to do in Virginia.  While you're visiting the National Capital Region you'll have the opportunity to spend some time at our world-famous shopping destinations or savor the food at one of our many fine Fairfax County restaurants.

During your Northern Virginia travels, maybe you'll want to educate yourself about Fairfax County's role in defining the history of America, or enjoy some of the finest arts and cultural attractions in the nation.

You're also invited to explore thousands of acres of beautifully maintained parkland, the nearby Washington, DC attractions, and unforgettable events that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

That's a lot of entertaining choices, but it's our job to give you all your options.  And it's our absolute pleasure to do so.


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