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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Take a virtual tour of Fairfax County's most visited sites!
Music meets nature meets technology. Enjoy this socially distanced, one-of-a-kind music-led stroll through Wolf Trap National Park.
See what's happening this spring in Northern Virginia.
See life-sized dinosaurs come to life during this drive-thru family friendly event. Tickets on sale now for this mid-May event!
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!
Treat Yourself. Support Local Restaurants.
Enjoy special menus at participating restaurants in the Tysons area during Tysons Restaurant Week: April 12-18, 2021!
Find chocolate treats all throughout Fairfax County.
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.
Family Friendly Activities & Entertainment

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Zoos and Aquariums

Fairfax County has a number of meaningful teaching opportunities for your children in the form of some really fascinating and educational attractions. (Check out a list of them here.) But, we know - sometimes kids just want to have fun and let the energy out.

Luckily, many spots in Northern Virginia were designed with energetic kids in mind. From themed miniature golf courses to IMAX theaters and flight simulators, to paint-your-own pottery and theatre workshops - not to mention the bowling lanes, water parks, laser tag and ice skating rinks - your kids will have a blast! So much so, that they may even crash early in your affordable Fairfax hotel, giving you that coveted time to enjoy a spa package or wine bar!  

Better get to planning - we've compiled some of the best local spots to get your game on while you're here on vacation.


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Fairs and Festivals

Seasonal Fun

Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
Mount Vernon - Hat and Whistle Boy

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
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More