There's never a shortage of things to do in Fairfax County, Virginia, but we know your vacation has to be tailored to your family's individual needs. We're here to help! Whether you are looking for purely kid-friendly attractions and activities, or you're hoping to find attractions that will help your older children soak up as much knowledge as they can, Fairfax County and the National Capital Region will deliver. Of course, we also have certain attractions that are both educational and fun.
George Washington's Mount Vernon has an interpretive 4D movie theater, interactive displays in their hands-on educational center, games and tours, and adorable farm animals. And the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center has super cool IMAX movies, flight simulators and planes that are literally hanging from the ceilings!
Here's what we think a trip to Fairfax County would sound like from a child's point-of-view - read this letter.
Browse the following suggestions to plan the most memorable trip for your family in Northern Virginia. Also, make sure to check out our complete family getaway itinerary. If you are looking for a weekend family getaway, have young children or young adults, we have compiled an extensive list to create the best ever Northern Virginia family vacation.