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.
Celebrate all things cherry blossom from March 20 - April 15 at locations throughout the Capital Region.
Celebrate all things Irish at these events throughout the region for St. Patrick's Day.
Don't miss Cirque du Soleil's return to the Big Top in Tysons this April. Tickets on sale now.
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!
Get ready for St. Patrick's Day by scoping out the best Irish pubs in Fairfax County. Erin go braugh!
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
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.


The Visit Fairfax Sales Team offers decades of combined experience, a fun-loving attitude, and commitment to all their clients. Take a moment to get to know who's working for you.

Q&A with Kathy Pelino

Work achievement I'm most proud of (while at Visit Fairfax)

"First direct sales efforts in partnership with international tour operators to China and Korea. New product development for itineraries for Domestic and International Tour operators."

Something you might be surprised to know about me

"Avid gardener and landscape designer for family and friends."

What I did before Visit Fairfax and total years of sales experience

"Twenty six years in tour and travel industry. Have been a travel agent, owned a cruise only travel agency, Director of Tourism Potomac Mills, Director of Destination Marketing MCI (Verizon) Center and numerous tourism contracting jobs."

My most valuable meeting/event/group planning tip

"Research the market, profile the tour operators, and define direct sales efforts."

My passion outside of work is...

"Auctions and Estate Sales/interior design."

What I love most about representing Fairfax County

"Exciting the industry on the multitude of experiences available in our region."

My hometown is...

"Alexandria, Virginia"

L. Kathy Pelino
National Sales Manager
Packaged Tours for Domestic and International Markets