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The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
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Ali Morris

Other than her native Philadelphia, there may be no other place in America that Ali loves talking about more than Fairfax County, Virginia. Go ahead, ask her about things to do in the area! At Visit Fairfax, she manages web/app and social media content as well as media/press outreach. When not advocating for tourism or traveling the world, you can usually find her at a local brewery or coffee shop, taking her sweet pup for a hike in the woods, spending time with her husband and young daughter, or chatting about the latest pop culture craze.

5 Festive Cocktails to Close Out the Year

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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Made in Fairfax: Your Holiday Gift Guide

Fairfax County is home to an incredible and diverse group of artisan makers – so much so that the Made in Fairfax initiative was born. The Made in Fairfax network aims to be a one-stop-shop for maker businesses and those who want to support them. The Made in Fairfax directory features dozens of…

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Things to Do this December in Fairfax County

'Tis the season in Fairfax County! There are plenty of things to do in Northern Virginia in December. Check out these things to see and events in the Washington, DC area that embrace winter and the holidays. Whether you want to be inside staying warm or enjoying the extra twinkle outside, here is…

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7 Apple & Pumpkin Beverages to Try for the Holidays

Comfort food and spiced drinks are two of the most beloved parts of the winter holidays – and many holiday recipes are made with two of winter’s favorite ingredients: apples and pumpkins! We know that this year, the holidays may be a little less busy and that your large family gatherings may be a…

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Where to Get Your Thanksgiving Feast

Whether you’re visiting Northern Virginia, the Washington D.C area this Thanksgiving or you’re hosting hungry friends and family, let Fairfax County restaurants do the turkey cooking for the holiday (which also means no clean-up for you!). Many popular Fairfax County restaurants are offering great…

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8 Spooky Halloween Home Haunts in Fairfax County

Let’s face it: 2020 has been a pretty scary year. At least, during Halloween week, we can embrace that scariness! And because we have been collectively quarantining for most of the year, people are looking for an alternative – and safe – way to celebrate Halloween. For the first time ever, resident…

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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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