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!
Your handy guide to everything Fall in Fairfax County! 🍂
Browse the TravelFX Blog for more inspiration on fun things to do in Fairfax County!
Fairfax County is home to unique light shows to help you celebrate the season through early January!
Harvest season, light shows, live entertainment, and more!
Hit up the best leaf peeping spots in Fairfax County using our suggestions as a guide.
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!
Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
Find outdoor dining at your favorite restaurants this summer!
From K-BBQ to double-fried chicken, enjoy the DC region's unofficial "Koreatown."
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.  

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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What Beer Will You Date This Summer?

Hello, summer 2021! The weather is nice. Things are opening up. Events are happening. And people are actually starting to go on real, live, in-person dates again! So to help y'all out, and get you one step closer to finding that special someone, we’ve come up with a select list of online profiles of…

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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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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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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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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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Seasonal Fun

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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Family-Friendly Fairfax

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
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

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