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Outdoor Activities & Sports
Outdoor Activities & Sports

Outdoor Activities: Get Into Nature!

If you like action, then check out all the outdoor activities and sports you can enjoy when looking for things to do in Northern Virginia near Washington, DC.  Fairfax County.  Whether you’re looking for an adventurous date night idea or a way to get the family outdoors, you’ll find great options in Fairfax County! After you've worked up an appetite, check out the many outdoor seating options that local restaurants offer. Many of the outdoor activities listed below can be enjoyed year-round. Check out our Hiking Trails page, Parks page and Local Attractions page for more fun ideas. Scan our listings below and we're sure you'll find fun activities for you and your entire family. 

Outdoor Things to Do in Northern Virginia

Looking for the ultimate outdoor adventure in Northern Virginia? Then check out our Outdoor Adventure Getaway itinerary that includes outdoor activities and destinations. These getaway ideas are perfect for either someone looking for extreme adventure or if you are someone looking to leisurely enjoy the great outdoors.

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Affordable Accommodations

From five-star to pet-friendly hotels, find your home away from home while you’re visiting Fairfax County, Virginia. 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
Eclectic Dining

Eclectic Dining

There’s a little bit of everything when it comes to local food in the Washington, DC region. Explore international cuisine, or choose a Fairfax original with a great atmosphere, for your next trip. More