Support These Veteran-Owned Businesses in Fairfax County

Fairfax County is an ideal base camp for exploring the military experience, as it is proximate to some of America's most iconic military monuments, memorials, and museums. And while not everyone has a direct connection to a branch of the military, there are plenty of ways to give back to those who…

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Everything To Do Along the Silver Line Metro Extension

The Metrorail system is a great way for visitors to get around the Washington, DC metro area. You can stay more affordably in Fairfax County, for example, and be just a short ride away from the monuments and memorials of Washington, DC—no parking worries, no long walks, no getting lost. Plus you’d…

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10 Best Fall Hiking Spots in Fairfax County

Fall is the perfect time to get outside people! There's something about the smell of those freshly fallen leaves (you know what I'm talking about) and the crispness of the air that just touches the soul when you get out into nature and start moving around. The American Hiking Society has deemed…

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5 Local Authors (And Their Books) You Should Be Reading Now

When it comes to local authors, Fairfax County in Northern Virginia is brimming with talent. From big names in the book world like David Baldacci to lesser-known powerhouses, our literary community has something for everyone. Here are five Fairfax County authors that the booksellers at Bards Alley…

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Things to Do this November in Fairfax County

November is a transitional month for many – a change in scenery, a dip in weather, and a shift from pumpkins to turkeys to early holiday decorations. But what doesn’t change in November in Fairfax County is the multitude of events, activities, and entertainment options happening all month long…

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6 Hidden Forts Around Fairfax County

From the American Revolution and Civil War to remote parks where spies exchanged information, Fairfax County has been home to history and intrigue since its founding in 1742. Our first president lived here. Battles were fought here. Military museums and memorials surround us. And aircraft from every…

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Where to See Professional Theatre in Fairfax County

There are many things that make Fairfax County special - from its rich history to the abundance of natural landscapes. However, one special aspect that shouldn't be our "best-kept secret" is the myriad of professional theatres here - and behind them, the busloads of talented actors, writers, set…

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Delight in a Tour of Small Town Herndon, Virginia

Since its inception in 1857, Herndon has been known as a small-town escape in the Washington, DC region. The same holds true to this day with charming antique shops, stunning nature trails, and even high tea. With affordable hotels, great restaurants, and proximity to Dulles International Airport…

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