How to Get On the Water in Fairfax County

It would be nearly impossible to visit Fairfax County without noticing it. We are practically encircled by it. And, within that circle, there’s even more, bearing names like Accotink, Anne and Audubon. We celebrate driving alongside it. We recommend eating besides it. And we definitely think you…

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Must-Sees of a Washington D.C. Day Trip

Visiting Washington D.C. is on everyone's bucket list at some point. After all, it's our nation's capital - and the site of some of the most important events in American history. Fairfax County is one of the closest neighbors to D.C., making it the perfect launchpad for your adventure. If you're a…

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8 Unique Perfect Picnic Places in Fairfax County

Picnic season is officially upon us in Fairfax County! While we have plenty of award-winning restaurants for outdoor dining, there's something delightfully nostalgic about a picnic in the park - no reservation needed. Luckily, our region is brimming with plenty of large green spaces to sprawl out…

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Where to Go Mini Golfing in Fairfax County

These Fairfax County mini golf courses are perfect for the whole family with a variety of themes, lengths, and skill levels for everyone. What are you waiting fore ? Visit one of these Fairfax County mini golf courses for a little friendly competition. NEW! Perch Putt Image courtesy Capital One…

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13+ Best Ice Cream Places in Fairfax County, VA

It's never a bad time for a scoop (or two!) of pure joy. We've rounded up some of the most crave-worthy spots in all of Northern Virginia where you can get your scoop on. With an international flair ... SnoCream Company SnoCream Company, found at The Block in Annandale, offers a…

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Most Instagrammable Spots in Fairfax County

Ready to break the internet? Try finding an aesthetically-pleasing Instagram location! Picture-perfect natural landscapes, mural art, furry friends, and artifacts make Fairfax County the perfect place to "WOW" all your Insta followers! There are plenty of aesthetic places in Northern Virginia. Go on…

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Best Stops Along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD)

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile trail that stretches from Arlington County, all the way through Fairfax County, and into Loudoun County, ending in the town of Purcellville. It is often called the “skinniest park in Virginia,” since this former historic railroad bed is now…

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Things to Do this July in Fairfax County

Summer is officially in full swing, and July has a full slate of fun lined up for Fairfax County! Between big holidays and momentous anniversaries, there is a myriad of ways to spend your summer days and nights in the nation’s capital region. Here's our roundup of things to do this month. Here are 7…

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Your Guide to Waterfront Restaurants in Fairfax County

Summer in Fairfax County brings a much-needed wave of outdoor concerts, warm weather, and an al fresco dining scene that makes this season a truly special one. From cozy lakeside coffeehouses to "gourmet dive bars," you’ll find caught-that-day seafood and flavorful cuisine at our award-winning…

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Where to Watch Independence Day Fireworks in the DC Area

Nobody does Independence Day better than the National Capital Region. It's more than just the fireworks, concert, and parade on the National Mall, though. Between our community parades and celebrations, early fireworks shows, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Capital Region celebrates…

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