Everything To Do Along the Silver Line Metro Extension

The Metrorail system is a great way for visitors to get around the Washington, DC metro area. You can stay more affordably in Fairfax County, for example, and be just a short ride away from the monuments and memorials of Washington, DC—no parking worries, no long walks, no getting lost. Plus you’d…

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Best Stops Along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD)

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile trail that stretches from Arlington County, all the way through Fairfax County, and into Loudoun County, ending in the town of Purcellville. It is often called the “skinniest park in Virginia,” since this former historic railroad bed is now…

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Navigating Fairfax County By Car

Growing up, my family’s life was dominated by the “best way” to get from Point A to Point B. My dad was an Air Force navigator, so it makes sense. He’d spend hours studying maps, figuring out the fast route, the scenic route, the interesting route, etc. It prepared me well for living in the…

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Best Stops Along The George Washington Memorial Parkway

Scenic. Convenient. Hassle-free (relatively). The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) is, hands down, one of the best drives in Northern Virginia. You don’t even need a destination. It IS the destination—especially in fall when the leaves turn brilliant colors against the backdrop of limestone…

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Fairfax County is Ready To Welcome You

Fairfax County's restaurants, attractions, and hotels are prioritizing your safety in accordance with Virginia's safety guidelines. Whether you're roaming our acres of parkland, dining at our award-winning restaurants, rediscovering America's story through our historic sites, or visiting any other…

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Travel Alternatives During Summer Metro Shutdown

Fairfax County has two Metro Stations (Franconia-Springfield and Huntington) that will be closed for renovation during the summer of 2019, from May 25 through early September 2019. Because of this, plans have been put in place to travel via alternative means between Washington, DC, the Pentagon, and…

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