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!
Fairfax County is home to unique light shows to help you celebrate the season through early January!
Entertain your family with live streaming concerts, lectures, and kids activities.
Fun activities to keep you busy
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.
Find heated outdoor dining at your favorite restaurants this winter!
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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Patrick Lennon

Patrick has been working at Visit Fairfax for over a decade and now finds himself in the role of Director of Marketing.  He's an eternal optimist who loves to find the good in things, and spends most of his time figuring out new things to do in the Nation's Capital Region with his wife and toddler aged son.  

Hospitality, Hotels, and Helping Others

hos·pi·tal·i·ty noun: hospitality the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. The COVID-19 pandemic that swept through America (and the world) for the past 11 months has ravaged our national economy, upended our national psyche, facilitated…

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Where To Find Santa In Fairfax, VA

It's that time of year where 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 old elf to give…

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What I'm Thankful For In Fairfax County

thank·ful /ˈTHaNGkfəl/ adjective: pleased and relieved. expressing gratitude and relief. As we enter into the 2020 holiday season, I think it's fair to say that all of us have had the opportunity to reevaluate our personal and professional priorities during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic…

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10 Best Fall Hiking Spots in Fairfax County

It's time to get outside people. The American Hiking Society has deemed November 17 as National Take A Hike Day, and with winter fast approaching you only have so much time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors before everything is covered in snow and ice. Fairfax County has some of the best…

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5 Fun Foliage Bike Rides in Fairfax County

The leaves are beautiful, the air is 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 wanted to share…

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Best Pumpkin Patches For Fall 2020

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 kaleidoscope of autumn hues…

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An Inside Look at Woodlawn's Captivating Story

One of the most remarkable sites in Fairfax County is Woodlawn. If you happen to stumble upon it, you might think it's just another old historic home here in Northern Virginia. And while that's understandable, you would be oh so wrong. Because extending beyond the modern-day mansion and adjacent…

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20 (New) Things To Do In 2020

Ok people. We're entering a new year, a new decade, and a new mindset. It's time to get out there and see everything there is to see. Lucky for you, here in Fairfax County there are a lot of fun new adventures to be had that weren't around just one short year ago. So get your to-do list out, and see…

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