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Best Places to Spot Wildlife This Winter

Compiled by the Fairfax County Park Authority staff. Whether you’re a nature photographer or simply an animal lover, winter is a great time to spot wildlife in county parks. With the leaves down, birds and animals are easier to see, and some migrating species only call Fairfax County home during the…

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5 Festive Cocktails to Close Out 2019

The year – and decade – may be coming to a close, but we wanted to leave you with some fun and festive cocktails to celebrate with on New Year's Eve (or any time of year, really!). Several local Fairfax County mixologists and bartenders have selected some of their favorite holiday cocktail recipes…

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3 Ideas for a Wellness Vacation

Take a vacation that fuels your body, mind and soul. Bringing your wellness with you on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t indulge. If you crave healthy food, then embark on a sushi adventure. If you like pampering, stay where there’s a Roman spa. If you’re into antioxidants, load up on Omega-3s. And…

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Hail To The Chef!

Savor meals that have won local and international awards. As you might imagine, with all the embassies and global businesses in the region, Fairfax County is truly international in nature. Which means we’re blessed with an abundance of restaurants that span global cuisine. This past year, a few…

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Take a BBQ Safari!

Pack your wet wipes because we're going on a quest for some 'cue! Summer's here. You can smell it in the air. The smoky bouquet of oak, maple, and hickory. A waft of dry rub in the breeze. And that intoxicating aroma that comes when sauce and meats collide. It can only mean one thing—BBQ season has…

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Travel Alternatives During Summer Metro Shutdown

Fairfax County has two Metro Stations (Franconia-Springfield and Huntington) that will be closed for renovation during the summer of 2019, from May 25 through early September 2019. Because of this, plans have been put in place to travel via alternative means between Washington, DC, the Pentagon, and…

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Where to Spot the "L-O-V-E" Sign in Fairfax County

50 Years of Love. If tourism had a birthday week, National Travel & Tourism Week would be it. For Fairfax County, this year is the big cheese of all past travel and tourism weeks. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic "Virginia is for Lovers" tourism slogan and in celebration of this golden…

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Why Travel Matters in Fairfax County

We pass popular tourist sites like George Washington’s Mount Vernon every day, but we may not even think about how it supports our community. But Mount Vernon and others like Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, Great Falls Park, Tysons Corner Center, Wolf Trap…

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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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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
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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