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.
Don't miss the Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China at GMU's Center for the Arts Nov. 4-5!
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.
Gardens & Nature Centers

Gardens & Nature Centers


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. 

Seeking tranquility? We have nearly a dozen exquisite gardens and educational nature centers waiting for you to discover! Seeking a bit more adventure? Our Fairfax County parks and Northern Virginia Regional Parks offer incredible opportunities for hikingbikingboating, fishing, kayaking, birdwatching, and exploring.

We've compiled some of the top spots to get your nature on in Fairfax County below, but if you're looking for a bit more action, don't forget to check out our list of outdoor activities and sports! Also, many of these nature centers and gardens hold events and workshops (for kids AND adults), so keep tabs on our calendar for all the details.

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Fairs and Festivals

Seasonal 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