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Nature & Parks

Since Fairfax County is in the heart of metropolitan Northern Virginia, not many outsiders would think that we know how to have fun in the great outdoors. Well, think again! Over 30,000 acres of outdoor adventures and Virginia National Parks span across our county lines. If you're into bikinghikingkayaking or canoeing, fishing, bird-watching, strolling through gardens, or exploring the National Parks, you've picked the right place to help soothe your eco-soul. Explore Fairfax County parks and recreation areas, including Virginia National Parks, Virginia State Parks, and more!

If more adventure is what you are seeking, head over to our section on outdoor activities and sports for more fun details. And be sure to look at our events calendar to find nature and garden events (for both you and your kids!) happening all year round.


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Hotels - Holiday Inn Express Front Desk Man

Affordable Accommodations

From five-star to pet-friendly hotels, find your home away from home while you’re visiting Fairfax County, Virginia. More
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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
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Eclectic Dining

There’s a little bit of everything when it comes to dining in the Capital Region. Explore international cuisine or choose a Fairfax original with a great atmosphere, for your next meal.  More