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7 Places to See Drive-In Movies in Fairfax County

Movie lovers, rejoice! Drive-in movies are making a comeback as a timeless, socially-distanced summer activity. Here's our list of drive-in theaters and other places to see a movie from the comfort of your own vehicle in Fairfax County! Tysons Corner Center Tysons Corner Center is showing drive-in…

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7 Must-See Public Artworks in Reston

Did you know that Reston is home to more than 50 public artworks? All of this public art in Reston can be viewed by foot and bicycle, and many can also be viewed by car. Public Art Reston, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation…

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Where to Go Hiking in Fairfax County

It's true that there's nothing quite like the warmth of being in your own home. But, let's face it: a lot of us are coming down with "cabin fever" from being inside all day, every day! With COVID-19 sweeping the globe, many are taking precautions by spending most of their time indoors, working from…

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Things to Do this June in Fairfax County

June means that it’s officially time to kick off summer! While things may look significantly different this year, there are still many ways to soak in the sun, enjoy local attractions, and indulge in all things uniquely Fairfax County. From drive-in movies to award-winning foods, here's our roundup…

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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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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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20 (New) Things To Do In 2020

Ok people. We're entering a new year, a new decade, and a new mindset. It's time to get out there and see everything there is to see. Lucky for you, here in Fairfax County there are a lot of fun new adventures to be had that weren't around just one short year ago. So get your to-do list out, and see…

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Things to Do this December in Fairfax County

'Tis the season in Fairfax County! There are plenty of things to do in Northern Virginia in December. Check out these activities and events in the Washington, DC area that embrace winter and the holidays. Whether you want to be inside staying warm or enjoying the extra twinkle outside, here is your…

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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