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Patrick Lennon

Patrick has been working at Visit Fairfax for over a decade and now enjoys telling people about Fairfax County in the role of Director of Marketing.  He's an eternal optimist who loves to find the good in things, enjoys helping others, and spends most of his time figuring out new things to do in the National Capital Region with his 6 year old son.  

Guide to Visiting Mount Vernon During The Holidays

Updated for 2023 Every year, starting in late November, George Washington's Mount Vernon infuses a healthy dose of holiday spirit and hospitality into its normal programming, resulting in a magical few weeks of memory-making opportunities for those who know when and where to find it. Below is your…

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Where To Find Santa In Fairfax County

Updated for 2023! It's that time of year when Santa pays an early visit to all the boys and girls of the world and sees who has been naughty and who has been nice before he returns to the North Pole to make final preparations for his Christmas Eve trek. But where can you catch a glimpse of the jolly…

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10 Best Fall Hiking Spots in Fairfax County

Fall is the perfect time to get outside people! There's something about the smell of those freshly fallen leaves (you know what I'm talking about) and the crispness of the air that just touches the soul when you get out into nature and start moving around. The American Hiking Society has deemed…

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5 Fun Fall Bike Rides in Fairfax County

The leaves are beautiful, the air is starting to get cool and crisp, the days are getting shorter, and the time to get outside is NOW. Lucky for you, Fairfax County is full of outdoor spaces to take in the beautiful foliage in all its glory. With the help of our friends at Ride & Shine Bicycling, we…

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Where to Find the Best Tacos in Fairfax County

Ok. Let's just get some simple truths out of the way on the front end of this post. 1. Tacos are the greatest food on earth. 2. If you don't like tacos, you can't be my friend. 3. There is no way for me to accurately tell you what the "best" taco place in Northern Virginia is because the heavenly…

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6 Best Pumpkin Patches For Fall

Updated for 2023 Poof...just like that, summer is behind us, and we begin our journey into the best (my personal opinion) season of the year: Fall. And fall brings with it many amazing activities. Finding the best spots to view beautiful foliage, taking lazy scenic drives while admiring a…

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How to Spend Memorial Day In The Capital Region

Updated for 2023 Memorial Day Weekend is one of the best times to visit Fairfax County and the U.S. Capital Region. And it's also a great time for us to take a moment to remember what the day is really all about: honoring the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect ours. The sacrifices…

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