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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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7 (Safe) Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend may look a little different this year, but it shouldn’t keep us from remembering what the day is really all about: honoring the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect ours. Their sacrifices pave the way for our continued freedoms as American citizens. In addition to…

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How To Tour Fairfax County Without Leaving Home

These are interesting times. Typically, Visit Fairfax would be giving you all the reasons to visit Fairfax County this spring—tours of George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport, Cherry Blossom and Memorial Day events, fabulous shops and…

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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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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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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