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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What do you like? It could be unique public art. It could be destination dining. It could be quirky landmarks.
Get your tickets now and catch your favorite artists as they grace the Filene Center stage.
From free admission to Great Falls to Festivals and Events, here's what to do this August in Fairfax County.
Music meets nature meets technology. Enjoy this socially distanced, one-of-a-kind music-led stroll through Wolf Trap National Park.
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!
Enjoy 3-course meals at a discount from August 9-15.
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.
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS

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.

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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
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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
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Storytellers Video Series

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