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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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6 Spectacular Spas to Soothe Your Soul

Between the pandemic, the election, homeschooling, and the holidays, most of us are in anxiety overload and need some relief. To that end, Fairfax County has many amazing day spas, each of which provides an utterly unique experience for soothing your soul. And let’s face it, you’ve earned it. Better…

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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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Shop Local at Our Most Unique Gift Destinations

Each year, two days after Thanksgiving, communities across the nation host Small Business Saturday, celebrating and supporting neighborhood businesses. In Fairfax County, however, your Small Business Saturday is super-sized with unique gifts from iconic museum shops and interesting destinations…

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8 Spooky Halloween Home Haunts in Fairfax County

Let’s face it: 2020 has been a pretty scary year. At least, during Halloween week, we can embrace that scariness! And because we have been collectively quarantining for most of the year, people are looking for an alternative – and safe – way to celebrate Halloween. For the first time ever, resident…

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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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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