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Fairfax/Vienna
Fairfax/Vienna

Welcome to Fairfax, Virginia

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.


Attractions in Fairfax & Vienna

Things to Do in Fairfax

From Civil War history to top performing arts venues, Fairfax offers a lot for those looking for a full day! More
Dining in Fairfax & Vienna

Restaurants in Fairfax

From upscale settings to local watering holes, explore the many dining options in the Fairfax area. More
Hotel Deals & Packages

Hotels in Fairfax

Looking for hotels in the Fairfax area? Check out this list of some of the great places to stay in Fairfax County. 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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Events Calendar

Looking to get into the spirit of the season? Our calendar is full of seasonal holiday events has exactly what you're looking for as our area attractions gear up to celebrate in the most festive of ways. More
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More