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.
National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel & Tourism Week


The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. Localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel. It was established as National Tourism Week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May. In a White House ceremony, President Ronald Reagan signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with "the appropriate ceremonies and activities."

Since its establishment, the U.S. travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local legislative bodies.


Why Tourism Matters 

Tourism in Fairfax County, Virginia

  • Tourism brings more than $2.85 billion to Fairfax County.
  • Visitors to Fairfax County directly support almost 30,000 local jobs.
  • The jobs supported by visitors produce earnings of $601 million.
  • Visit Fairfax generated an estimated economic impact to our community of over $119 million - a 43 to 1 return on investment.
  • With over 20,000 rooms in over 100 hotels, Fairfax County sold over 4.9 million room nights throughout the year.


Tourism in Virginia and the United States

  • More than 217,000 Virginia Jobs are supported directly by travel spending with earnings of $5 billion.
  • Domestic travel and tourism in Virginia resulted in $2.9 billion in tax revenue.
  • Tourism in the United States saves every household more than $1,147 in taxes yearly.
  • Travel in the United States injects more than $927.9 billion into our economy.

    *From US Travel Association and Virginia Tourism
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Travel Facts

How does tourism affect Fairfax County? Why is travel important to the national economy? And how does travel affect each and every one of us? Read our Travel Facts brochure to find out! More
Join the Conversation!

Join the Conversation!

Tell us what travel means to you! Check out what members of the travel industry are saying about tourism, then tell us your thoughts on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram using #fxva & #NTTW16. More
Travel by the Numbers

Travel by the Numbers

There's a lot more than meets the eye about travel and tourism. Take a look at some of these facts about a leading American industry that's more than just fun. Stats from More

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