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.
Northern Virginia's most famous fall festival runs all October long and then returns November 3rd-7th.
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

10/1/2017

The St. James, the upcoming sports, wellness, and entertainment center in Springfield, broke ground recently on its 450,000-sq.-ft. flagship complex with appearances by Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova. Keep reading for the full release. 

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10/1/2017

Visit Fairfax is proud to introduce the newest member of our website ad sales team. Meet Catherine Herlocker, part of Destination Travel Network, the technology partner of Visit Fairfax. Keep reading for a personal note from Catherine and to learn how she can help your business find success on FXVA.com.

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10/1/2017

Visit Fairfax recently participated in Brand USA’s largest ever sales mission to India, meeting with over 200 qualified tour operators and travel agencies in the cities of Mumbai, Chennai, and New Delhi. Keep reading to learn more. ​

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10/1/2017

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 will be happening over the next few months. You may find that this information can benefit your business. 

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10/1/2017

Domestic tourism spending in Fairfax County increased 3.4 percent in 2016 to $3.03 billion, the second-highest among all cities and counties in Virginia, narrowing the lead held by neighboring county, Arlington.

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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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