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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.
Beat the winter blues with some of the best beer in Northern Virginia! Join the fun on 1/19 at Caboose Commons.
Travel back to the magical world of ancient China with Shen Yun - at EagleBank Arena from 1/16-1/19.
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.
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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.
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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 along with her husband, or theorizing about missing "Game of Thrones."

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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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 activities 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 your…

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Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving

Whether you’re visiting Northern Virginia 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 open for Thanksgiving and are offering…

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Things to Do this November in Fairfax County

November is a transitional month for many – a change in scenery, a change in offices (don't forget to vote!), 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…

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Things to Do this October in Fairfax County

October is one of the most fun-filled months in Fairfax County, filled to the brim with special events, fall festivals and harvest days, month-long celebrations, spooky Halloween activities, and absolutely stunning fall foliage drive tours and viewpoints. We don’t blame you if your calendar fills up…

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Your Guide to Coffee in Fairfax County

There are dozens of places to get your caffeine fix in Northern Virginia, from locally-owned coffee shops to popular national chains. There are even several shops that roast their coffee beans right on site! Warm up with a delicious cup of joe and add these places to your must-try list. 29th…

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Best Fall Festivals for 2019

Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year here in Fairfax County. Between crisper weather (prime for exploring local trails) and looking forward to the holiday season (up first: Halloween!), this area knows how to kick off the festival season. Here's a sneak peek at some of the best fall…

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Things to Do this September in Fairfax County

September officially kicks off the fabulous Fall season in Northern Virginia, which is filled with end-of-summer activities, fall festivals and beer-forward Oktoberfests, crisper weather for family-friendly adventures, and scenic backdrops at some of the area’s best attractions. Here’s a roundup of…

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