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Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
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.
From July 26-September 9 under the big top in Tysons. Get your tickets today!
An afternoon of opera highlights curated by the audience at The Barns at Wolf Trap on 7/28.
Tickets on sale for Wolf Trap's summer concert series. Get yours before they're gone!
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
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When you're in the mood to dine al fresco, look no further than our list of restaurants offering a range of outdoor seating options.
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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
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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 "Game of Thrones."

50th Anniversary of Moon Landing: Where to Celebrate

50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the moon. The Washington, DC area is buzzing with activities to celebrate this momentous occasion, from major events downtown to special local park events and more. There are also several places…

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Things to Do this July in Fairfax County

Summer is in full swing and July 2019 has a full slate of fun lined up for Fairfax County. Between big holidays and momentous anniversaries, there are a myriad of ways to spend your summer days and nights in the nation’s capital region. Here are a few things to look forward to this month…

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Where to See Independence Day Fireworks in 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 downtown's Smithsonian Folklife Festival , the Capital Region…

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Things to Do this June in Fairfax County

June means that it’s officially time for summer in Fairfax County. And with summer comes major festivals , waterpark fun , ice cream, special seasonal events , and all the outdoor concerts and movies you could ever wish for. Here are several ways you can fill your early summer weekends up this month…

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Just Announced: Wolf Trap Summer 2019 Shows

Kick those winter blues away with this first sweet, sweet taste of summer. Wolf Trap just released its first slew of shows for Summer 2019 at the Filene Center – and you are going to love it! There are genre-spanning performances on deck from legends like Diana Ross and Johnny Mathis…

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4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend

Did you know that Presidents Day originated as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday? What better way to celebrate this former Fairfax County resident (and the dozens of leaders who have followed in his footsteps) than to dive into some of the presidential history found in the Capital…

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Seasonal Fun

Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
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Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
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Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More