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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 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.

Best Water Splash Pads and Spray Grounds for Kids in #FXVA

It's summer, and it’s hot out. And the kids (even the teens) are bouncing off the walls. Where can you take them that will cool them down AND let them burn off that dizzying energy? Fairfax County is home to five full-size waterparks, but did you know there are countless other spray grounds and…

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How to Celebrate Pride Month in Fairfax County

Updated for 2024 June is annually recognized as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in the United States to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. In celebration of Pride, Fairfax County features many vibrant and inclusive festivities happening all month. Here’s your guide to everything Pride in Fairfax…

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Ways to Commemorate Juneteenth

Updated 2024 It is known as “America's Second Independence Day.” Yet there is no battle marking that day. No birthday of a new nation. Not even an anniversary of a document. Rather Juneteenth, the commemoration of freedom from slavery, commemorates June 19, 1865 - the date federal troops arrived in…

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Where to Find Outdoor Live Music this Summer

The return of live music is back in full force in Fairfax County! There are hundreds of upcoming shows happening this summer that are perfect for a girl’s getaway, fun family outing, a date night, or just a nice way to spend time with friends. And while you can still catch big-ticket performances at…

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Mother's Day & Father's Day Gift Guide: Made in Fairfax

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are quickly approaching, and we know you’re looking for some unique ideas beyond the standard flowers for Mom and grilling equipment for Dad. Fairfax County is home to an incredible and diverse group of artisan makers, many of which are part of the growing Made in…

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9+ Paved & Unpaved Trails to Bike in Northern Virginia

Bike riding is a heart-pumping way to get to know any destination you visit and Fairfax County's endless trails - both paved and unpaved, steep and flat, kid-friendly and expert-level are ready for your wheels to traverse. Here is a selection of the best trails in each category, no matter if you…

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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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