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Browse Fairfax County's many outdoor activities, from hiking and biking trails to zip lining and quiet park areas. Plus, camping, boating, fishing and more!
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Explore some of the many sites and attractions in the Washington, DC region virtually to help you plan your trip.
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
Washington, DC

Visit Washington D.C. - Stay in Fairfax

Washington, DC vacations are on everyone's to-do list at some point.  We invite you to stay in Fairfax County, Virginia while exploring all the nearby things to do in Washington DC. Northern Virginia is a great option for individuals and families looking to explore Washington, DC - and looking to save a little money at the same time.

Fairfax is one of the closest neighbors to DC, making it easy to get from here to the attractions with ease (especially if you use the Metro). You'll find plenty of museums to visit including the exceptional Smithsonian museums, cultural events, dozens of monuments and memorials dedicated to legendary American leaders and other great things to do in Washington D.C. 

There is something to explore all year round including autumn and winter. Fairfax is also a great place to stay when celebrating holidays in DC like Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the 4th of July. Explore our list of sites below and plan your day trip to D.C.


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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
Festivals - Winter - Christmas

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