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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.  

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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Where To Find Santa In Fairfax County

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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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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Best Tacos in Fairfax County

**2020 Covid-19 Update: Be sure to contact these restaurants directly for the latest information on takeout, delivery and seating options, as well as hours of operation.** 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…

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Best Pumpkin Patches For Fall 2019

On Monday, September 23rd, we'll all wake up and 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…

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Workhouse Arts Center Celebrates 50 Years of LOVE

Throughout the summer of 2019, Fairfax County's first permanent “LOVEwork” sign has been on tour and traveled around to some of our most popular attractions that represent the eclectic visitor experiences found here. We're now on the final tour stop, the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. Here, the…

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Frying Pan Farm Park Celebrates 50 Years of Love

Throughout the summer of 2019, Fairfax County's first permanent “LOVEwork” sign is on tour and is set to travel around to some of our most popular attractions that represent the eclectic visitor experiences found here. We're now on tour stop number 10, and soon, the sign will find a permanent home…

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Wolf Trap Celebrates 50 Years of Love

Throughout the summer of 2019, Fairfax County's first permanent “LOVEwork” sign is on tour and is set to travel around to some of our most popular attractions that represent the eclectic visitor experiences found here. We're now on tour stop number 9, and eventually, the sign will find a permanent…

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Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
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Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
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Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More