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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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, enjoys helping others, and spends most of his time figuring out new things to do in the National Capital Region with his 4 year old son.  

Cicada Celebration 2021 - A Love Story

Need To Know Cicada Bingo Plan Your Trip “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." - Dr. Maya Angelou Love. Sweet, sweet, love. Since the beginning of time, all things that are capable of feeling love have chased it to…

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Black History in #FXVA: The Story of Tinner Hill

There is a special place here in Northern Virginia that often flies under the radar. It's a community called Tinner Hill - a neighborhood that shares land in both Fairfax County and the now City of Falls Church. This close-knit community is of national significance for being the location where the…

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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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