Your handy guide to everything spring in Fairfax County!
Check out all the things to do in May.
Welcome spring by visiting our gardens.
Catch a show at Fairfax County's newest performance hall.
Wolf Trap's summer concert tickets are on sale now!
It's festival season here in Northern Virginia!
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
Looking for a hotel in a specific area? Use our handy hotel map!
Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
Find outdoor dining at your favorite restaurants this summer!
From K-BBQ to double-fried chicken, enjoy the DC region's unofficial "Koreatown."
Fly to Fairfax County!
From metro stations to hotels to attractions, find the map you need most.
Carry all there is to see and do right in the palm of your hand.
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.
Media Kit

Media Kit

Welcome to the Visit Fairfax Media Kit. Browse our story ideas, Fairfax County's signature eventstourism statistics, a robust media gallery, and some popular itineraries. If you need additional information or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Ali Morris, Destination Marketing Manager
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Profile Sheet

Download our overview profile sheet to learn why Fairfax County is a destination with countless adventures and experiences. More
Story Ideas

Story Ideas

Need a story lead? Take a look through our story ideas to find the perfect angle on your story about Northern Virginia. More
Annual Washington DC Calendar of Events

Signature Events

There's always something to do in Fairfax County. Explore our signature and annual events for the perfect hook to your itinerary. More
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What's New/Media Overview

Learn about what's new in Fairfax County this year and what exciting news is on the horizon. More
Suggested Itineraries

Suggested Itineraries

We've already compiled some great day trip or week long vacation ideas. Take a look at some of these itineraries to see if they fit your story idea. More
Epic Attractions

Media Gallery

We've compiled some great photos of Fairfax County and the National Capital Region. Let us know if you'd like high resolution versions of these photos. More
Press Releases

Press Releases

Browse our press releases to keep up to date on all the news coming out of Visit Fairfax and Fairfax County, Virginia. 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
Getting to Fairfax County

Tourism Statistics

Tourism is a big deal in Fairfax County. Explore the statistics on what makes tourism one of the biggest industries in the United States. More

Fun Facts:

  • Fairfax County is home to the first national preservation project in America: George Washington's Mount Vernon. Opened to the public in 1860, just before the Civil War, it has been in continuous operation for 145 years, and has never taken taxpayer money. It is the most visited historic site in America, with more than one million visitors per year. 
  • In its last ceremonial flight from Los Angeles to Fairfax County, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird set a new transcontinental speed record of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 20 seconds. You can see the jet on display today at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center!
  • Tysons Corner is referred to as the East Coast's "Rodeo Drive." With over 500 stores and restaurants within walking distance from one another, any shopping fanatic is sure to be pleased.
  • Wolf Trap is the only national park in the country that is fully dedicated to the performing arts.
  • Fairfax County's own George Washington operated the largest whiskey distillery in early America, producing 11,000 gallons in 1799. You can visit the distillery and gristmill today to see how it works.
  • The Space Shuttle Discovery, on display at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, spent over 365 days in space, completed 39 missions and has traveled almost 150 million miles, making it the most iconic orbiter in NASA's fleet! The concrete mat floor beneath the almost 200,000 pound Discovery is just over 15 inches thick. Talk about a strong floor!
  • Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Fairfax County was the first national refuge established for bald eagles, our nation's famous official bird.
  • Their family headquarters may have been in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, but the true center of the Kennedy political dynasty in the Fifties and Sixties was Hickory Hill, the McLean, Virginia home of Robert and Ethel Kennedy.
  • After the customary pardoning of the National Turkey before Thanksgiving, the turkey is welcomed with open arms and invited to enjoy the rest of its relaxing life in Fairfax County. In the past, these homes have included Frying Pan Farm Park, Kidwell Farm, and George Washington's Mount Vernon.
  • Fairfax County has nearly 30,000 acres of parkland that includes three lakefront parks, nine municipal golf courses, five nature centers, 371 miles of trails and hundreds of recreation areas.
  • In 1964, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House was moved from its original site in Falls Church to its present location, on the grounds of Woodlawn Plantation in Fairfax County.
  • The George Washington Memorial Parkway, which runs from Mount Vernon to Great Falls, was built in 1932 to commemorate Washington's 200th birthday.
  • Fairfax County is home to the two closest wineries to Washington, DC - the county's first winery, Paradise Springs and the Civil War-inspired Winery at Bull Run.

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Mount Vernon

Pre-Planned Itineraries

Choose from a handful of pre-planned itineraries to help you shape your story idea or plan your trip to Northern Virginia. Learn why Fairfax County has many stories to tell. More
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