Experience the best of Northern Virginia by visiting Fairfax County, VA! Fairfax is an ideal getaway spot in Northern Virginia because of all the great activities to choose from, such as a family-friendly day trip with the kids filled with history and wonder, a night on the town with friends at trendy brewhouses or exquisite wineries, or an entire-family getaway for an upcoming holiday vacation.
Not only are there fun things to do in Fairfax but we are also a short drive or Metro ride to Washington D.C. If you're looking for things to do this weekend, make sure to visit our Fairfax events page.
Check out these quick suggestions of things to do in Northern Virginia, otherwise, explore the categories below to find just what you are looking for.
If you're looking for a must-see list of Northern Virginia attractions, here's your to-do list in Fairfax County. You can also visit our Must-See attraction page for more information.
Fairfax County is home to a host of unique and one-of-a-kind experiences.
Visit one of the premier Civil War graffiti sites in the nation at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim.
Experience a living-history farm at Frying Pan Farm Park.
Take a self guided tour of the Atlas Obscura sites here in Fairfax County.
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The majestic home of America's first president. A jaw-dropping Smithsonian museum filled with thousands of air and space artifacts. Multiple National Park sites that you can ONLY find here. A former prison turned thriving arts complex with ties to women's suffrage. The best shopping on the East Coast outside of Manhattan. Here's your must-see guide to #FXVA.
Meticulously preserved historic sites and estates where you walk in the footsteps of the American story dot this region's landscape. Monuments and memorials dedicated to iconic people and events offer perspective. And numerous museums bring our nation's storied past to life. Learn more about America's history at these incredible places.
Fairfax County may be proximate to our nation's capital city, but that doesn't mean there aren't acres and acres of outdoor adventures to be had. From kayaking to camping, hiking to biking, ziplining to rock climbing, and garden tours to birdwatching, Fairfax County has outdoor recreation built for every speed. Pack your boots, your golf clubs, or your fishing rod and check out these great outdoor excursions awaiting you here.
Fairfax County's arts and entertainment scene will knock your socks off. See live music and theatre at unique venues or enjoy art exhibits in historic spaces. Find exciting amusements at arcade centers, bowling alleys, and escape rooms. Try your hand at DIY pottery, candle pouring, or chocolate-making. Or stock up on locally made products during a shopping spree. Get ready to have fun!
Fairfax County boasts tons of fun family-friendly activities that are exciting for all ages. From watching baby animals at the historic dairy farm and hands-on exhibits at major museums to simulator rides and trampoline parks that will help burn some energy, Northern Virginia will leave your kids saying "Best Trip Ever!" Explore some of the activities that will give your family a memorable and educational vacation this year.
Fairfax County is home to an incredible array of globally inspired cuisine and chef-driven restaurants that you have come to expect out of major metropolitan cities. Additionally, whether you are an aficionado of beer, wine, or spirits, you'll find something to whet your palette here in Northern Virginia. Learn more about our wineries & breweries or make a reservation at one of these incredible restaurants.