Browse Fairfax County's many outdoor activities, from hiking and biking trails to zip lining and quiet park areas. Plus, camping, boating, fishing and more!
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Take a virtual tour of Fairfax County's most visited sites!
Music meets nature meets technology. Enjoy this socially distanced, one-of-a-kind music-led stroll through Wolf Trap National Park.
See what's happening this spring in Northern Virginia.
See life-sized dinosaurs come to life during this drive-thru family friendly event. Tickets on sale now for this mid-May event!
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!
Treat Yourself. Support Local Restaurants.
Enjoy special menus at participating restaurants in the Tysons area during Tysons Restaurant Week: April 12-18, 2021!
Find chocolate treats all throughout Fairfax County.
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.
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Marissa Daily

Marissa Daily is a Destination Marketing Specialist with Visit Fairfax. When she's not creating content for her social media or lifestyle blog, you can find her traveling across the globe, exploring the D.C. area, or binge-watching The Office for the millionth time.

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Fairfax County

While every day is a great day to be kind to Mother Nature, April 22nd is an especially great day to show appreciation! This year marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, a global celebration of fostering the beautiful world we call home. Every tree. Bodies of water big and small. All animals - from…

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia

For nearly 90 years, the Garden Club of Virginia has been hosting Historic Garden Week - the perfect way to dive into our region's history and get your floral fix at the same time! More than 150 homeowners will open their garden gates and doors to welcome visitors to their spectacular historic homes…

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16 Dog-Friendly Patios in Fairfax County

Spring is officially on its way, and outdoor patios are open and ready to serve you! But, for those of us who have a four-legged member of the family, finding somewhere to eat can bring its own sets of challenges. Luckily, Fairfax County has an abundance of restaurants offering dog-friendly…

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Black History in #FXVA: The Story of Gum Springs

Prior to the Civil War, many of Virginia's communities were a place where Black Americans sought only to survive. However, along the banks of the Potomac River lies a special community that wasn't just for "surviving," but for African Americans to be free, seek refuge, and ultimately build a…

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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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10 Black Owned Restaurants in Fairfax County

Put your stretchy pants on and get ready! If you're looking to support locally-owned Black small businesses, this is the list for you. From classic soul food favorites to international cuisine, here are 10 Black-owned restaurants in Fairfax County to visit for amazing cuisine. Granddaddy's Skillet…

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