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Visit Fairfax is the official destination marketing organization for Fairfax County, Virginia. We're here as a resource to you on all things Fairfax County -- let us help you plan your next trip to Northern Virginia. Follow us on social media at @VisitFairfax or #FXVA.

6 Hidden Forts Around Fairfax County

From the American Revolution and Civil War to remote parks where spies exchanged information, Fairfax County has been home to history and intrigue since its founding in 1742. Our first president lived here. Battles were fought here. Military museums and memorials surround us. And aircraft from every…

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Explore Fairfax South: The Newly Designated Potomac Banks

The southern part of Fairfax County, newly designated as Potomac Banks: Explore Fairfax South due to its location along the banks of the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers, is especially blessed with historic homes, one-of-a-kind museums, expansive parks, and other attractions. You could spend days in this…

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Where to See Virginia Bluebell Flowers in Fairfax County

Each spring in Fairfax County, something magical happens: our woodland floors transform into carpets of wildflowers that beg to be seen! And, nearby, you’ll often find spots where significant moments in military history unfolded. While Virginia bluebells can usually be seen during the first two…

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Historic Homes of Fairfax: A 3-Day Itinerary

Virginia is known for its history, from the colonization of Jamestown to its key position during the American Revolution and the Civil War. The Commonwealth is even considered the “Mother of Presidents,” as four of the first five – and eight in total – U.S. presidents called Virginia home. In…

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Best Places to Spot Northern Virginia 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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LOVE on the Road in Northern Virginia: a 2-Day Itinerary

Northern Virginia’s rich history, delicious craft beverages, and expansive outdoor spaces make it the perfect place to explore and find the LOVE on your next road trip adventure. Just miles outside of Washington D.C., sprinkled with charming small towns, breathtaking views, and unforgettable…

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Support Local Restaurants during Tysons Restaurant Week

In a year that has hit the hospitality industry particularly hard, we are all looking for ways to support our favorite local restaurants and more importantly, the people and families behind them. Since covid-19 made its unwelcome arrival in the spring, we’ve seen restaurants pivot operations to…

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Fairfax County is Ready To Welcome You

Fairfax County's restaurants, attractions, and hotels are prioritizing your safety in accordance with Virginia's safety guidelines. Whether you're roaming our acres of parkland, dining at our award-winning restaurants, rediscovering America's story through our historic sites, or visiting any other…

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Fairfax County, Virtually

You miss traveling. And we want you to know we'll be waiting. Right about now, you must be itching to get out of the house and start exploring again. We get it. Our attractions, restaurants, parks and arts venues miss seeing you, too. While we can't recommend you visit right now, we do want you to…

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