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 fun on the farm from September 24th through October 31st.
Have a frightfully good time at one of these Fairfax County Halloween events - happening throughout October.
More than 400 artists and craftspeople come to the Dulles Expo Center Oct. 21-23.
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.
Play, eat, drink, and have fun at Springfield Town Center!
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.
Media Kit

Media Kit

Media Kit

Welcome to the Visit Fairfax Media Kit. Browse our story ideas, Fairfax County's signature eventstourism statistics, a robust media gallery, and some popular itineraries. If you need additional information, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Ali Morris, Destination Marketing Specialist
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Press Releases

Press Releases

Browse our press releases to keep up to date on all the news coming out of Visit Fairfax and Fairfax County, Virginia. More
Annual Washington DC Calendar of Events

Signature Events

There's always something to do in Fairfax County. Explore our signature and annual events for the perfect hook to your itinerary. More
Story Ideas

Story Ideas

Need a story lead? Take a look through our story ideas to find the perfect angle on your story about Northern Virginia. More
Suggested Itineraries

Suggested Itineraries

We've already compiled some great day trip or week long vacation ideas. Take a look at some of these itineraries to see if they fit your story idea. More
Epic Attractions

Media Gallery

We've compiled some great photos of Fairfax County and the National Capital Region. Let us know if you'd like high resolution versions of these photos. More
Getting to Fairfax County

Tourism Statistics

Tourism is a big deal in Fairfax County. Explore the statistics on what makes tourism one of the biggest industries in the United States. More

Fun Facts:

  • Fairfax County is home to the first national preservation project in America: George Washington's Mount Vernon. Opened to the public in 1860, just before the Civil War, it has been in continuous operation for 145 years, and has never taken taxpayer money. It is the most visited historic site in America, with more than one million visitors per year. 
  • In its last ceremonial flight from Los Angeles to Fairfax County, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird set a new transcontinental speed record of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 20 seconds. You can see the jet on display today at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center!
  • Tysons Corner is referred to as the East Coast's "Rodeo Drive." With over 500 stores and restaurants within walking distance from one another, any shopping fanatic is sure to be pleased.
  • Wolf Trap is the only national park in the country that is fully dedicated to the performing arts.
  • Fairfax County's own George Washington operated the largest whiskey distillery in early America, producing 11,000 gallons in 1797. You can visit the distillery and gristmill today to see how it works.
  • The Space Shuttle Discovery, on display at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, spent over 365 days in space, completed 39 missions and has traveled almost 150 million miles, making it the most iconic orbiter in NASA's fleet! The concrete mat floor beneath the almost 200,000 pound Discovery is just over 15 inches thick. Talk about a strong floor!
  • Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Fairfax County was the first national refuge established for bald eagles, our nation's famous official bird.
  • Their family headquarters may have been in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, but the true center of the Kennedy political dynasty in the Fifties and Sixties was Hickory Hill, the McLean, Virginia home of Robert and Ethel Kennedy.
  • After the customary pardoning of the National Turkey before Thanksgiving, the turkey is welcomed with open arms and invited to enjoy the rest of its relaxing life in Fairfax County. In the past, these homes have included Frying Pan Farm Park, Kidwell Farm, and George Washington's Mount Vernon.
  • Fairfax County has nearly 30,000 acres of parkland that includes three lakefront parks, nine municipal golf courses, five nature centers, 371 miles of trails and hundreds of recreation areas.
  • In 1964, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House was moved from its original site in Falls Church to its present location, on the grounds of Woodlawn Plantation in Fairfax County.
  • The George Washington Memorial Parkway, which runs from Mount Vernon to Great Falls, was built in 1932 to commemorate Washington's 200th birthday.
  • Fairfax County is home to the two closest wineries to Washington, DC - the county's first winery, Paradise Springs and the Civil War-inspired Winery at Bull Run.

Filming Requests:

We are happy to assist you when looking for information or production resources for filming in Virginia. Please click here for a list of suggestions, and for any additional questions, please contact Sue Porter at 703-752-9512 or

Mount Vernon

Pre-Planned Itineraries

Choose from a handful of pre-planned itineraries to help you shape your story idea or plan your trip to Northern Virginia. Learn why Fairfax County has many stories to tell. More
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