Welcome to Fairfax, Virginia
Fairfax encompasses a large central area of Fairfax County that includes the Historic City of Fairfax, an independent city which gets its name from Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who had five million acres of land located in Northern Virginia. There is so much fascinating history in the City of Fairfax and the surrounding Fairfax area of the County that you can bet your family will enjoy a vacation here. Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination while enjoying a favorite place to visit, shop, and dine. Old Town Fairfax's walkable downtown and proximity to George Mason University makes it easy to fully immerse yourself in the history of the city.