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Winter Walk of Lights

Festive Seasonal Events

Fairfax County loves getting festive for the holiday season. One example of this is the Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna. Stroll through hundreds of lights and roast s'mores afterwards. This is just one of the ways to enjoy the holidays in Fairfax County. Video courtesy of www.DCOnlineVideo.com and NOVA Parks. More

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Holiday Traditions

Only in the Capital Region

Washington, DC and the surrounding areas in Virginia and Maryland always have festive holiday activities for whole families. We’ve made our list and checked it twice, and came up with 10 experiences you can see and do during the holiday season in the area. More

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Tysons Silver Season

‘Tis the season to ride the Silver Line

You’re invited to enjoy "Silver Saturdays," a special holiday promotion to encourage Metro riders from across the region to visit the great shopping and entertainment destinations that are now easily accessible via the Silver Line. 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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Wolf Trap

National Park. Phenomenal concert venues.

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

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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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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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Holiday Deals

Save some money this holiday season

Whether you're looking for romantic getaways, a quick bite to eat, holiday events, or educational and historical family attractions, Fairfax County has you covered with our seasonal deals and specials. We invite you to take a look around and start your own seasonal traditions here in Fairfax County. 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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Great Falls National Park

Witness the beauty of the Potomac

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

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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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Metro

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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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 hotels and the fun tourist attractions around Northern Virginia and the Capital Region while you're visiting with us.  While you're here 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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