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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.
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!
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.
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Best Places to Spot Wildlife This Winter

Compiled by the Fairfax County Park Authority staff. Whether you’re a nature photographer or simply an animal lover, winter is a great time to spot wildlife in county parks. With the leaves down, birds and animals are easier to see, and some migrating species only call Fairfax County home during the…

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20 (New) Things To Do In 2020

Ok people. We're entering a new year, a new decade, and a new mindset. It's time to get out there and see everything there is to see. Lucky for you, here in Fairfax County there are a lot of fun new adventures to be had that weren't around just one short year ago. So get your to-do list out, and see…

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Things to Do this January in Fairfax County

New decade, new year, new month. What does January have in store for you? Between federal holidays, new year celebrations, annual restaurant weeks, and special winter activities, Fairfax County fun continues in January 2020 with even more activities and events! From things to do this weekend all the…

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5 Festive Cocktails to Close Out 2019

The year – and decade – may be coming to a close, but we wanted to leave you with some fun and festive cocktails to celebrate with on New Year's Eve (or any time of year, really!). Several local Fairfax County mixologists and bartenders have selected some of their favorite holiday cocktail recipes…

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Uncovering the Secrets of The Barns at Wolf Trap

I can’t remember the first concert I ever attended at the celebrated Filene Center, presented by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. But I remember my first concert at The Barns at Wolf Trap in clear detail. The group was Eddie From Ohio. From the outrageous acoustics to the warm, intimate…

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Where To Find Santa In Fairfax County

It's that time of year where Santa pays an early visit to all the boys and girls of the world and sees who has been naughty and who has been nice before he returns to the North Pole to make final preparations for his Christmas Eve trek. But where can you catch a glimpse of the jolly old elf to give…

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