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Your handy guide to everything Fall in Fairfax County! 🍂
The country's most visited historic estate invites you visit and explore.
This Smithsonian museum is the sister facility to the museum on the National Mall.
Fairfax County has 2 totally unique light shows to help you celebrate the season starting on November 8th through New Years!
A day of tours, tastings, and fun with chocolates on 11/16.
2.5 mile fun run or walk for holiday enthusiasts of all ages on 11/16 and 11/17.
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!
When you're in the mood to dine al fresco, look no further than our list of restaurants offering a range of outdoor seating options.
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
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.
Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
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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Things to Do this November in Fairfax County

November is a transitional month for many – a change in scenery, a change in offices (don't forget to vote!), a dip in weather, and a shift from pumpkins to turkeys to early holiday decorations. But what doesn’t change in November in Fairfax County is the multitude of events, activities, and…

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Things to Do This October in Fairfax County

October is one of the most fun-filled months in Fairfax County, filled to the brim with special events, fall festivals and harvest days, month-long celebrations, spooky Halloween activities, and absolutely stunning fall foliage drive tours and viewpoints. We don’t blame you if your calendar fills up…

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Best Fall Festivals for 2019

Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year here in Fairfax County. Between crisper weather (prime for exploring local trails) and looking forward to the holiday season (up first: Halloween!), this area knows how to kick off the festival season. Here's a sneak peek at some of the best fall…

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Things to Do this September in Fairfax County

September officially kicks off the fabulous Fall season in Northern Virginia, which is filled with end-of-summer activities, fall festivals and beer-forward Oktoberfests, crisper weather for family-friendly adventures, and scenic backdrops at some of the area’s best attractions. Here’s a roundup of…

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Things to Do this August in Fairfax County

Summer may be on the downswing, but you wouldn't know that looking at Fairfax County's event calendar. Before the kids head back to school and the warm weather turns crisp, check out some of the reasons that August is a prime time for visiting and exploring Fairfax County. Holidays and Month-Long…

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Frying Pan Farm Park Celebrates 50 Years of Love

Throughout the summer of 2019, Fairfax County's first permanent “LOVEwork” sign is on tour and is set to travel around to some of our most popular attractions that represent the eclectic visitor experiences found here. We're now on tour stop number 10, and soon, the sign will find a permanent home…

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50th Anniversary of Moon Landing: Where to Celebrate

50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the moon. The Washington, DC area is buzzing with activities to celebrate this momentous occasion, from major events downtown to special local park events and more. There are also several places…

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Wolf Trap Celebrates 50 Years of Love

Throughout the summer of 2019, Fairfax County's first permanent “LOVEwork” sign is on tour and is set to travel around to some of our most popular attractions that represent the eclectic visitor experiences found here. We're now on tour stop number 9, and eventually, the sign will find a permanent…

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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
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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