Your handy guide to everything holidays & winter in Fairfax County! ❄️
Winter fun, hiking, live shows, and more!
See why Fairfax County is a great place to be during the holiday season!
Catch a show at Fairfax County's newest performance hall.
See top-notch artists in an intimate setting all winter long at The Barns at Wolf Trap.
Fun shows all winter long at George Mason University's premiere concert hall.
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!
Find outdoor dining at your favorite restaurants this summer!
From K-BBQ to double-fried chicken, enjoy the DC region's unofficial "Koreatown."
Fly to Fairfax County!
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.
Explore some of the many sites and attractions in the Washington, DC region virtually to help you plan your trip.
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.
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 content and communications. 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.

What's New: Your Guide to 2022 in Fairfax County

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Festive Cocktails to Close Out the Year

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Scrumptious Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

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6 Restaurants for a Destination Dining Experience

When it comes to dining out, some restaurants simply have the innate ability to transport you to another world through the atmosphere, the food, the service, or a combination of all three. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill restaurants – these are tried and true, regionally beloved, memorable dining…

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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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Shop These Indie Record Stores in Northern Virginia

These days, music is at our fingertips – and in our earbuds, our smartphones, our computers, our cars, you name it. But there’s something magical about taking the time to hold a record in your hands, listen to it spin on a turntable, and feel the melody surround your soul. Northern Virginia has a…

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