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This Smithsonian museum is the sister facility to the museum on the National Mall.
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The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.

25 Things To Do In 2017

If you're looking to keep busy in 2017 while visiting Fairfax County - the list below (in no particular order) should help you get started!


  • Take a two-wheeled trek on one of the Mid-Atlantic's most highly-regarded bike trails at Fountainhead Regional Park.  
  • Glide along the waterways of Mason Neck State Park on one of their seasonal guided canoe and kayak tours.
  • Go on a movie date night at the Airbus IMAX Theater located inside of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • Learn about George Washington's evolving opposition to slavery, and explore the personal stories of his slaves at the "Lives Bound Together" exhibit at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Challenge your mind, keep your heart pounding, and try to escape as you navigate through fun and unexpected interactive materials at Escape Room Herndon or Room Escape DC
  • Attend "Swagger Friday" at Paradise Springs Winery - the third Friday of every month - as they open the Cigar Bar and offer a complimentary taste of fortified port-style "Swagger" wine with every cigar purchase.
  • Relish the holiday season and grab your spot at The Holiday's Are Here! Celebration at Reston Town Center on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 
  • Take the kids on an open air bus Safari ride at Roer's Zoofari and feed llamas, zebra, buffalo, watusi, emus and much more!
  • Stroll amongst soldiers at George Mason's Gunston Hall during their Revolutionary War Festival the third week of May. 
  • Haggle at an authentic Virginia 18th-century market fair at Claude Moore Colonial Farm on the third full weekends of May, July, and October.
  • Experience a sunrise at Great Falls Park and then celebrate the day with a hike along the Potomac Heritage Trail which winds along the Potomac River.
  • Appreciate art at a Second Saturday Arts Walk (held the second Saturday every month) at the Workhouse Arts Center and purchase something nice for yourself. 
  • Snag tickets and attend a concert at Wolf Trap - the only National Park dedicated solely to the Performing Arts in America - summer shows are at the Filene Center and fall/winter shows are at The Barns
  • Book a tour to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Pope-Leighey House - open seasonally from April through December. 
  • Welcome spring to Northern Virginia by visiting the cherry trees as they bloom at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - usually in late March or early April. 
  • Learn about the American Civil War as you sip wine at The Winery at Bull Run - where numerous artifacts were found onsite, and interpretive markers detail the property's Civil War history. 
  • Stroll the seasonal gardens at River Farm, home of the American Horticultural Society and located on land once owned by George Washington.
  • Cross the Potomac River to visit the newest Smithsonian Museum - The National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • Traverse the wetlands at Huntley Meadows Park on the raised boardwalk and watch various birds and animals that call this hidden gem home. 
  • Stop by the general store at Colvin Run Mill and get some fresh ground cornmeal and flour made next door in the 19th-century mill. 
  • Toast to your health at one of the many Northern Virginia breweries and get a real taste of the region while you're visiting. 
  • Go back in time to the early/mid 20th century and see what farm life was like in rural Fairfax County with a visit to Frying Pan Farm Park
  • Practice your figure 8's on one of our seasonal outdoor ice skating rinks at Reston Town Center or Tysons Corner Center.
  • Learn how to paint while enjoying fine wine at one of our paint and sip venues like Muse Paintbar in the Mosaic District
  • Discover the area's Civil War history by visiting the multiple Virginia Civil War Trails sites in the county, ranging from battlefields and historic homes to simple roadside reminders.