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.
Northern Virginia's most famous fall festival runs all October long and then returns November 3rd-7th.
5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins come to Lake Fairfax Oct. 5 - Oct. 29.
Browse our list of the largest fall fairs, festivals and special events happening around our region.
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.
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
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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.
Cox Farms Tractor Ride - Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival Tractor Ride

Great Falls Park - Fall

Great Falls Park in Fall

Cox Farms Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival

Holidays in Fairfax County

Fairfax County is the perfect destination for seasonal excursions. A lot of people choose to spend the holidays in Fairfax, whether they're looking for romantic getaways, holiday events, or educational and historical family attractions. Just take a look below for a list of all seasonal things to do in Fairfax County and the National Capital Region.


THE GLOW: A Jack O' Lantern Experience

An unforgettable wonderland of more than 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins at Lake Fairfax from Oct. 5th - 29th. More
Cox Farms Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival

The most popular fall event destination in Northern Virginia for generations of families. At night, come see the dark side of the farm if you dare to walk their Fields of Fear. More
Fall Fairs & Festivals

Fall Fairs & Festivals

Autumn brings clear skies and perfect temperatures – not to mention a kaleidoscope of fall colors and festivals ranging from Octoberfests to community fairs. More
Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

The season of ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night has arrived and, as usual, we have a frighteningly full agenda of Halloween-themed activities. More
Burke Lake - fall

Fall Foliage

Check out these 9 spots around Fairfax County where you can catch a glimpse of autumn leaves decked out in their finest reds, golds, oranges, and yellows. More
Udvar-Hazy Center - Air and Scare

Air and Scare

Explore the spooky side of air and space at the annual family friendly Air and Scare hosted by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on Oct. 21st. More


Affordable Accommodations

Affordable Accommodations

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

Eclectic Dining

There’s a little bit of everything when it comes to local food in the Washington, DC region. Explore international cuisine, or choose a Fairfax original with a great atmosphere, for your next trip. More