Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
The country's most visited historic estate invites you visit and explore.
Discover the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Commemorate Memorial Day at regional festivals, parades, and events May 28-30.
Fireworks and the U.S. Marine Band launch Wolf Trap's summer season on May 29.
A family and community-oriented celebration of Memorial Day from May 28-30
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!
Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
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.
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS

There's never a shortage of things to do in Fairfax County, Virginia, but we know your vacation has to be tailored to your family's individual needs. We're here to help! Whether you are looking for purely kid-friendly attractions and activities, or you're hoping to find attractions that will help your older children soak up as much knowledge as they can, Fairfax County and the National Capital Region will deliver. Of course, we also have certain attractions that are both educational and fun. 

George Washington's Mount Vernon has an interpretive 4D movie theater, interactive displays in their hands-on educational center, games and tours, and adorable farm animals. And the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center has super cool IMAX movies, flight simulators and planes that are literally hanging from the ceilings! 

Here's what we think a trip to Fairfax County would sound like from a child's point-of-view - read this letter

Browse the following suggestions to plan the most memorable trip for your family in Northern Virginia.

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Summer Fun

Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
Mount Vernon - Hat and Whistle Boy

Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More