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 For Fairfax KidsFest is specially designed for families with young children. Festival runs from Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 and admission is free!
5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins come to Lake Fairfax Oct. 5 - Oct. 29.
Browse our list of the largest fall fairs, festivals and special events happening around our region.
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.
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.
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FAIRFAX COUNTY IN THE NEWS

There are always exciting things happening in Fairfax County. Check out some of the recent coverage and exciting news to come out of the heart of Northern Virginia. Did we miss something? If you have written or know of a great Fairfax County tourism story that should be highlighted here, please send it to amorris@fxva.com.


Press Releases

8/1/2017

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chessie’s Carousel was held at the Lee District Family Recreation Area on Saturday, July 8, 2017 to mark the opening of Chessie’s Carousel. Modeled after the popular Clemyjontri Park carousel in McLean, this new addition to Lee District Park allows riders who use wheelchairs to transfer to a bench and move vertically, rather than riding in a fixed position. 

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8/1/2017

2017 marks the U.S.-India Travel and Tourism Partnership Year.  This market is currently one of the fastest growing inbound markets as the U.S. Department of Commerce National Travel and Tourism Office has forecasted a 72 percent increase in arrivals from 2015 through 2021. With Washington Dulles International Airport’s new direct flight to New Delhi on Air India, and the “rich experiences” that the average Indian outbound traveler looks for, now is the time to act within this emerging market.  Read more about the inaugural direct Air India flight from Dulles to New Delhi. 

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8/1/2017

More than 6,400 attendees from 70 countries, including over 1,300 international and domestic travel buyers and record 530 journalists from the U.S. and abroad, attended the U.S. Travel Association’s 49th annual IPW. The event, which is the single largest generator of international travel to the U.S., convened in Washington, D.C. for the first time in its history. Read more about the success of IPW.

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8/1/2017

The Visit Fairfax team has been hard at work selling and promoting Fairfax County to potential clients, groups, and media.  The team is always happy to share updates from tradeshows, appointments, and events.  Read on for an updated list of recent activities and what's been happening over the next few months. You may find that this information can benefit your business. 

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8/1/2017

The 316-room Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner-McLean hotel recently completed a comprehensive multi-million-dollar renovation, encompassing guest rooms, public space, as well as the two restaurants.  The hotel has now reflagged to the DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons, effective August 24, 2017.  All guestrooms now feature keyless entry,  42” TVs with over 100 channels inclusive of an extensive foreign language channel listing, refrigerators, and safes.

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6/27/2017

Fairfax County, VA – June 27, 2017 – Travelers looking for an affordable and patriotic way to spend Independence Day in the nation’s capital region are invited to stay in Fairfax County, located in the heart of Northern Virginia and across the river from Washington, D.C.

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6/8/2017

Fairfax County, VA - When Fairfax County celebrates its 275 th Anniversary on June 17, one special guest whose family is directly connected to the jurisdiction, will make a historic appearance and meet the people who live, work, and play in the county that bears his name. Lord Nicholas Fairfax, direct descendant of Thomas Fairfax (6 th Lord) will attend as the guest of honor, along with his wife of 30 years, Annabel, also known as Lady Fairfax.  Administrator of the vast Northern Neck Proprietary through a Virginia land grand which dates back to 1649, the County was named after Lord Thomas Fairfax when it was founded in 1742.

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