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Things To Do

THINGS TO DO IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA

Experience the best of Northern Virginia by visiting Fairfax County, VA! Fairfax is an ideal getaway spot in Northern Virginia because of all the great activities to choose from, such as a family-friendly day with the kids filled with history and wonder, night on the town with friends at trendy pubs or exquisite wineries, or a whole-family getaway for an upcoming holiday vacation

Not only are there fun things to do in Fairfax but we are also a short drive to Washington D.C. We invite you to check out our list below to help you plan your perfect Northern Virginia vacation. If you're looking for things to do this weekend, make sure to visit our Fairfax events page.

Check out these quick suggestions of things to do in Northern Virginia, otherwise, explore the categories below to find just what you are looking for.

What are the best attractions in Northern Virginia?

What are the most unique things to do in Northern Virginia?

Throw an axe at Bad Axe Throwing in the Mosaic District or destroy stuff with sledgehammers at Smash Pit in Springfield.


Attractions

Attractions

Take a look at some of our popular attractions, from historic sites to museums to zoos, and find out why Fairfax County is an exciting destination for visitors of all ages. More
Events Calendar

Events Calendar

There's always something going on in Fairfax County. Make sure to bookmark our calendar of events to keep tabs on events, activities, and more in Northern Virginia. More
Itineraries

Itineraries

Want some help planning the perfect trip? Start with some of our pre-planned itineraries for ideas on things to do and see in Northern Virginia. More
Shopping

Shopping

Whether you like expansive malls, high end boutiques, serene open air settings, or finding the most unique small shops Northern Virginia has to offer, we have something for everyone! More
Family-Friendly

Family-Friendly

From waterparks to playgrounds, there are many places for families to explore and make memories in Northern Virginia. Take a look at which ones would be best for you! More
Music & The Arts

Music & The Arts

Find art galleries, concert & performance venues, theaters, and movie theaters by browsing through the many arts & cultural sites in Fairfax County. More
Outdoor Activities & Sports

Outdoor Activities & Sports

Whether you're looking to bike, walk, swim, kayak or bird-watch, Fairfax County has it! We even have two National Parks waiting for your adventurous footsteps to explore. More
Washington, DC

Washington, DC Attractions

With Washington DC right around our corner, it's so easy to take a daytrip to our Nation's Capital. From attractions to museums, get great information on DC for your next trip. More
Museums

Museums

Take a trip to one of the many museums in the area and learn about everything that makes America such a special place. More
Nature & Parks

Nature & Parks

With more than 30,000 acres of parkland in Fairfax County, there are incredible opportunities waiting for you. Find a park or garden to visit on your trip to Northern Virginia. More
Seasonal Events & Things to Do

Seasonal Events & Things to Do

Fairfax County is the perfect destination for seasonal excursions. Whether you're looking for romantic getaways, rowdy holiday events, or family attractions, Fairfax County has you covered. More
Wineries & Breweries

Wineries & Breweries

Fairfax County is the Gateway to Virginia's Wine Country, so you have a multitude of vineyards to choose from. If you'd rather open a cold one, browse through some of our breweries & pubs! More

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