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.
Celebrate Reston's diverse population September 24th at Lake Anne Plaza.
Enjoy a day of Irish festivities on September 24th in the City of Fairfax.
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.
Boating & Fishing

Boating & Fishing

Boating & Fishing

Boating & Fishing

BOATING & FISHING

While Fairfax County is part of the larger metropolitan area of Northern Virginia, there's a vast amount of green space and waterways in the region. Visitors may be surprised at the number of lakefront parks, water activities and fishing beds in the Washington, DC area. From lakes, ponds, rivers and waterparks, you absolutely won't want to forget your bathing suit or fishing poles on your next vacation to Northern Virginia.

One popular activity that has taken off in Fairfax County is stand-up paddle boarding. Pohick Bay Regional Park in Lorton offers paddle board rentals so that curious minded adventurers can try this new sport. Read more about paddle boarding here and get information on rentals at Pohick's website.

Read on to find some of the best places to go boating and fishing in Fairfax County.


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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