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.
Fairfax County has 3 totally unique light shows to help you celebrate the season!
New for 2016! The Chinese Lantern Festival at Roer's Zoofari is open through Jan. 1.
Ring in the New Year in style at one of these special events in Fairfax County.
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!
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
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!
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The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

HIKING TRAILS

For outdoor enthusiasts, Northern Virginia is a must-visit when planning your next outdoor vacation. From county parks to State Parks to National Parks, and from the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail to easier paved paths, there are a number of fantastic hiking trails in this region. Take a look at our listings below to find the difficulty level and area you most want to explore.

You can check out Fairfax County's Trail Buddy mapping tool to find more information on the nearly thousands of miles of trails in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.

Also, we want you to have the inside scoop when it comes to hiking in Fairfax County, so here are some tips we've picked up along the way:

  • The Cross County Trail, which runs 40 miles north to south along the entirety of Fairfax County, offers a great organic, "Appalachian trail-like" experience. It is maintained, but not groomed, so you can expect to find natural elements, depending on the weather.
  • Trail specialists at the American Hiking Society rated Burke Lake Park's trail system as one of the 10 Best Metropolitan Area Fitness Trails in the country.
  • You can follow a segment of the Potomac Heritage Trail downriver from Great Falls National Park to a beautiful county-owned spot at Riverbend Park, where you can rent boats, view unique wildlife, or attend a campfire.
  • Scott's Run offers a number of trails that you can follow down to the river, where you'll be greeted by a lovely, hidden waterfall.
  • George Mason's Gunston Hall recently unveiled a beautiful Bluebird Trail on its property. Find out details on their website.

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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