Destination Overview

Find the unexpected in Fairfax County, Virginia. 

While history touches just about every corner of Fairfax County, from George Washington’s Mount Vernon in the east to Civil War battlefields in the west, the area is also a diverse and technologically innovative destination that boasts a vibrant arts and cultural scene with a sophisticated urban vibe. And for a breath of fresh air, its collection of more than 400 wide-open parks, gardens, and natural outdoor escapes will rejuvenate your soul.

With 100+ hotels, easy access to three airports, major highways, Amtrak rail service and an expanding regional Metrorail line, visitors have plenty of ways to get to and around this centrally located Northern Virginia vacation destination. Come see for yourself and Connect with America

Connect With America In Fairfax County

Visit a place that brings together the best parts of America.


History isn’t just words in a book when you are in Fairfax County. Visiting here gives you valuable insight into who we are as a nation, where we came from, and where we are going. Visit sites tied to the Civil War and the American Revolution, walk the halls of more than one Founding Father’s home, reflect on the experiences of our nation’s diverse groups of people, or marvel at the innovation of modern aviation history.


Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or a relaxing moment in nature, a brisk bike ride or a meandering trail, raging falls or trickling streams, you can choose your own outdoor adventure here – from wild to mild! – thanks to Fairfax County’s size and topography. From one of the East Coast’s best mountain bike trails and zip lines to serene kayak tours and birdwatching, there are a number of outfitters ready to make your trip adventurous.


From a unique prison-turned-arts center with ties to women’s suffragists and the only public Frank Lloyd Wright home in Virginia to America’s only national park dedicated to the performing arts, Fairfax County showcases the talent of an amazing array of artists and performers. Pair this with larger-than-life murals, self-guided public art walking tours, or a venture to see an intricately designed, handcrafted Korean Bell Garden for an arts experience you’ll never forget.


Fairfax County is big – it is home to 1.2 million people, covers more than 400 square miles and generally stretches from Ronald Reagan National Airport in the east to Washington Dulles International Airport in the west. Throughout the county, you will find numerous small towns, cities, and neighborhoods that each have a distinct personality.


From chef-driven modern cuisine to traditional dishes from around the world, you will love the flavors of Fairfax County. More and more, the nation’s top chefs have been opening renowned dining concepts in Northern Virginia, bringing even more of that city flair to an already bustling area. And due to its diverse population, the area boasts an unrivaled array of globally inspired cuisine, including many exclusive concepts.

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