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Things to Do

Browse all the things to do in Fairfax County, Virginia! There are plenty of Washington DC area activities to choose from, such as family-friendly waterparks for a day with the kids, trendy pubs for a night with friends, and historical attractions that are exciting for the whole family. We invite you to check out our list below to help you plan your perfect Northern Virginia vacation. If you're looking for things to do this weekend, make sure to visit our Fairfax events page.

Scenes From Fairfax County...

Attractions - Mount Vernon


Take a look at some of our popular attractions, from historic sites to museums to zoos, and find out why Fairfax County is an exciting destination for visitors of all ages. More
Ox Hill Battlefield Park

Civil War Sites & Stories

History was made in Fairfax County. Travel back in time and experience history when you visit Civil War battlefields, hear stories, and follow graffiti trails left by soldiers. More
Deals - Globetrotters

Deals & Specials

We know you want to save some money on your next trip to Virginia. Start here with some of the deals, specials, and promotions our attractions are offering. More
Lake Anne Plaza

Events Calendar

There's always something going on in Fairfax County. Make sure to bookmark our calendar of events to keep tabs on events, activities, and more in Northern Virginia. More
PilotDay-Hazy - little boy


From waterparks to playgrounds, there are many places for families to explore and make memories in Northern Virginia. Take a look at which ones would be best for you! More
National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center SR-71 Blackbird


Take a trip to one of the many museums in the area and learn about everything that makes America such a special place. More

Udvar-Hazy Hangar


Want some help planning the perfect trip? Start with some of our pre-planned itineraries for ideas on things to do and see in Northern Virginia. More
Jammin Java

Music & The Arts

Find art galleries, concert & performance venues, theaters, and movie theaters by browsing through the many arts & cultural sites in Fairfax County. More
Meadowlark Gardens - Stroll

Nature & Parks

With more than 30,000 acres of parkland in Fairfax County, there are incredible opportunities waiting for you. Find a park or garden to visit on your trip to Northern Virginia. More
Billiards - Nightlife


From live music to breweries and pubs to sports bars, find your perfect way to relax after a long day of work or traveling. In Northern Virginia, there are many ways to kick back & relax! More
Washington and Old Dominion Trail - biking - outdoor

Outdoor Activities & Sports

Whether you're looking to hike, bike, walk, swim, kayak or bird-watch, Fairfax County has it! We even have two National Parks waiting for your adventurous footsteps to explore.  More
Fairs and Festivals

Seasonal Events & Things to Do

Fairfax County is the perfect destination for seasonal excursions. Whether you're looking for romantic getaways, rowdy holiday events, or family attractions, Fairfax County has you covered. More
Shopping - Fairfax Corner


Whether you like expansive malls, high end boutiques, serene open air settings, or finding the most unique small shops Northern Virginia has to offer, we have something for everyone! More
Washington DC Skyline - Blue Night

Washington, DC

With Washington DC right around our corner, it's so easy to take a daytrip to our Nation's Capital. From attractions to museums, get great information on DC for your next trip.  More
Winery at Bull Run - exterior

Wineries & Breweries

Fairfax County is the Gateway to Virginia's Wine Country, so you have a multitude of vineyards to choose from. If you'd rather open a cold one, browse through some of our breweries & pubs! More