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Your handy guide to everything holidays & winter in Fairfax County! ❄️
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.
A favorite night spot for DC area music lovers to experience top-notch artists in an intimate setting.
Celebrate the Year of the Rat at Fair Oaks Mall from 1pm-5pm on 1/25 and 1/26 with FREE activities.
Dinosaur Adventures for the whole family at the Dulles Expo Center from 1/24-1/26.
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Find hotels close to a Metro station.
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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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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.

About Us

"To Market, Sell, and Promote Fairfax County as a Preferred Destination for Visitors in the Areas of Business, Leisure, and Sports Travel through Exciting Products, Programs, and Activities that will Distinguish Fairfax County and Contribute to the Overall Economic and Social Growth for our Citizens and Communities."

Who We Are:

Visit Fairfax, established in July 2004, is a 501c6 non-profit organization and is governed by a 26-member board responsible for the general administration and proper operation of the organization. The goal of the organization is to work in conjunction with our stakeholders in distinguishing Fairfax County as a premier tourist destination. Visit Fairfax is funded by a portion of the Transient Occupancy tax (hotel tax).
As a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), our mission is to enhance economic and social growth in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia by marketing, promoting, developing and coordinating tourism, conventions, sports and hospitality opportunities in the area. Visit Fairfax touches the lives of virtually every resident in our area, in one way or another. We bring visitors to Northern Virginia - visitors bring money to the businesses in Fairfax County. In addition to the primary responsibility and mandate of marketing, Visit Fairfax also fulfills the roles of Economic Driver, Industry Coordinator, Public Representative for our area and Builder of Community Pride.

What We Do:

Visit Fairfax employs a staff of talented tourism professionals, each dedicated in their own specific way to promoting tourism for our community. Based on the principles of partnership, cooperation and mutually beneficial alliances, our program of work is managed by objectives, and is accountable for tangible, measurable results ensuring a significant Return on Investment. Here are some of the ways we work to achieve our goal:

  • Sales calls, trade and travel shows, and one-on-one appointments with hospitality partners increase leisure travel to Fairfax County, as does focusing on individual and family markets through targeted advertising.
  • Working closely and proactively with meeting planners and event coordinators to bring groups and organizations to Fairfax County, while ensuring these groups have the resources necessary for a successful event, helps to establish the County as a meeting destination.
  • Maximizing the usage of local sports facilities by actively pursuing youth and adult sporting events and activities through trade shows and strategic alliances greatly increases the economic impact of tourism in our community.
  • Operating an informative visitor center in Tysons Corner, charged with the task of aiding guests and prospective guests of Fairfax County and striving to create a better experience whether on vacation or business travel.