Fairfax encompasses a large central area of Fairfax County that includes the Historic City of Fairfax, an independent city which gets its name from Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who had five million acres of land located in Northern Virginia. Visit the many country parks of Fairfax and take advantage of their many county trails to explore with the whole family. Want to stay in? No problem, there are many at home activities provided by Fairfax County Park.
Old Town Fairfax's walkable downtown and proximity to George Mason University makes it easy to fully immerse yourself in the history of the city. You can even bring George Mason University into your living room with Brad Edwards, the assistant vice president and director of athletics, who has come up with exercise tips that could be done either outside or at home.
There is so much fascinating history in the City of Fairfax and the surrounding Fairfax area of the County that you can bet your family will enjoy a vacation here. The Children’s Science Center is providing kid’s activities that stimulate their imagination while enjoying a favorite place to visit, shop, and dine. Want to show support for some of these businesses? Make sure to visit our LoveShare page that lists many ways you can help local stores, restaurants and programs.