Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
The country's most visited historic estate invites you visit and explore.
This Smithsonian museum is the sister facility to the museum on the National Mall.
Fall fun on the farm from September 24th through October 31st.
Enjoy one of the premiere fall festivals in the area on October 1st and 2nd.
Celebrate Oktoberfest on historic Church Street in Vienna on Oct. 1st.
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
Looking for a hotel in a specific area? Use our handy hotel map!
When you're in the mood to dine al fresco, look no further than our list of restaurants offering a range of outdoor seating options.
Play, eat, drink, and have fun at Springfield Town Center!
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
Fly to Fairfax County!
From metro stations to hotels to attractions, find the map you need most.
Carry all there is to see and do right in the palm of your hand.
Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
Storytellers Video Series: Meet Fairfax County, Virginia
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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

Storytellers Video Series: Wolf Trap
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Wolf Trap

National Park. Phenomenal concert venues.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a majestic natural setting for over 100 performances across all genres every summer. Home to the architecturally stunning Filene Center, Wolf Trap is a popular night spot for DC area music lovers. More

Cox Farms - Fall Festival
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Cox Farms Fall Festival

Come Enjoy Autumn on the Farm

Come experience Northern Virginia's largest and most famous Fall Festival and also the Washington Post Editor's Choice: Cox Farms is "the Big Kahuna of farms with fall festivities in northern Virginia." The farm is celebrating more than 40 years of business and they invite you to join the fun at this year's festival. More

Welcome to Mount Vernon
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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

Visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Where Fun Takes Flight

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum...

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

Great Falls National Park - Fairfax County, Virginia
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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

Family Fun in Fairfax County, Virginia
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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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Fall Foliage Viewing Spots

Take In the Beauty of Autumn

Each year residents and visitors patiently await the moment perfect fall temperatures fill the air, crowds thin at our attractions, days grow shorter and trees burst into blazing hues of red and gold. Browse our list of 9 spots to take in autumn colors in their full glory. More

Storytellers Video Series: National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
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Museums

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

Storytellers Video Series: Paradise Springs Winery
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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

Storytellers Video Series: The Winery at Bull Run
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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

Hands-On History in Fairfax County, Virginia
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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

Northern Virginia Wine Country
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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

Storytellers Video Series: Workhouse Arts Center
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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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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

Storytellers Video Series: Civil War Sites
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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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