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 free museums to visit, cultural events, dozens of monuments and memorials dedicated to legendary American leaders and other great things to do in Washington D.C. Explore our list of sites below and plan your day trip to D.C.