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10 Ways to Experience Mount Vernon

Fairfax County is blessed with an enormous array of incredible attractions, but it goes without saying that George Washington’s Mount Vernon is one of the most popular sites in the county. In fact, as the residence of our first President, it is also the most visited historic home in America…

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A Scenic Road Trip Through Great Falls, Virginia

My dad was a navigator. And growing up, there were two main ways to get to every destination—the fastest way and the scenic way. Most of the time we took the scenic way. Perhaps the most scenic driving in Fairfax County happens in Great Falls. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a road either…

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Top 9 in 2020: Fairfax County's Best Captures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but these awe-inspiring images of Fairfax County are bound to leave you speechless! Each year, talented locals and visitors alike take captures that showcase the diversity and beauty of our natural landscapes and attractions through photography. Here's…

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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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Best Sledding Spots in Fairfax County

It's official - winter is finally here in Northern Virginia! Sledding is a classic winter activity that's both festive and fun for the entire family. Dust off your sleds, bundle up, and head to Fairfax County's slopes for a thrill ride and some fresh air! After working up an appetite, be sure to…

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Cozy Outdoor Fall Date Ideas in Fairfax County

Just because the temperatures are cooling down, doesn't mean that your romance has to fizzle out too. In fact, autumn is one of the most romantic seasons to rekindle the spark between you and your special someone. Cozy blankets, warm fires, comfort food, and festive happenings are abundant -…

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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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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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Storytellers Video Series

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