The 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 103rd anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. This festival is our nation’s greatest springtime celebration and includes three spectacular weeks and four weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture,... More
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
Fortunately for you, the National Capital Region's toasty indoor sites and attractions are just as inspirational as our outdoor ones! And as a bonus, they're a lot less crowded in winter. So start planning your getaway today and get the inside track. More
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
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
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is the only National Park dedicated solely to the performing arts. The Barns at Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap’s fall and winter music concert venue made up of 2 adjacent 18th-century barns, plays host to numerous performances each season. The construction of this 382-seat indoor venue created a year-round center for the performing arts. More
Explore our beautiful Great Falls National 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
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
Fairfax County is home to some of the region's finest dining establishments and most accomplished culinary talent. Executive chefs who have worked around the globe are now sharing some of their prized recipes, so try and learn from these pros and attempt these delicious recipes at home! More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.