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Your handy guide to everything Fall in Fairfax County! 🍂
The country's most visited historic estate invites you visit and explore.
This Smithsonian museum is the sister facility to the museum on the National Mall.
Fairfax County has 2 totally unique light shows to help you celebrate the season starting on November 8th through New Years!
A day of tours, tastings, and fun with chocolates on 11/16.
2.5 mile fun run or walk for holiday enthusiasts of all ages on 11/16 and 11/17.
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!
When you're in the mood to dine al fresco, look no further than our list of restaurants offering a range of outdoor seating options.
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
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.
Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
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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Fall 2019 in Northern Virginia

For most of the world, summer is the ideal time to tour the National Capital Region. Ask a local, however, and they'll tell you it's fall. The crowds of summer die down at popular attractions. The air is crisp and clear. And, oh my, the colors! Each autumn, Fairfax County dons a jaw-dropping cloak of sunset-colored hues. Seen against the backdrop of sites like George Washington's Mount Vernon, Great Falls Park and The Winery at Bull Run, the effect is all the more profound. Maybe even consider planning a colorful hike. Use our guide below and bring yourself, your family or your friends to witness this spectacle of nature for yourselves in Fairfax County, Virginia!

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

The season of ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night has arrived and, as usual, we have a frighteningly full agenda of Halloween-themed activities. More
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Fall Festival To-Do List

There are epic festivals on nearly every weekend this fall throughout Fairfax County. Check out our must-see list. More
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Autumn in DC

Heading to nearby Washington, DC this Fall? Here are some ways to explore the nation's capital during one of the prettiest times of the year. More
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Black Friday Shopping

A holiday tradition for everyone! From shopping destinations with everything under one roof, to antique stores where you can find that special something...you can find them all in Fairfax County. More
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Blog

Read our latest blog posts for inspiration on what to do and see in Fairfax County. More
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Jack's Pumpkin Glow

An unforgettable wonderland of more than 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins at Lake Fairfax. More
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Fall Foliage

Check out these 9 spots around Fairfax County where you can catch a glimpse of autumn leaves decked out in their finest colors. More
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Veterans Day

Veterans Day events and deals that celebrate the legacy of our nation's heroes. More
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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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Places to Hike

Visit these sites when you want to get outside and immerse yourself in the beauty of the season. More
Cox Farms Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival

The most popular fall event destination in Northern Virginia for generations of families. At night, come see the dark side of the farm if you dare to walk their Fields of Fear. More
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Scenic Fall Drives

Beautiful fall colors. A crisp breeze. Relaxing windy roads. See what our picks are for scenic fall drives in Northern Virginia. More
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Thanksgiving Restaurant Dining

Browse Fairfax County restaurants to find a dining-out option for your family this Thanksgiving. More
Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

Shop fresh and local by browsing one of the many convenient Farmers Markets in Fairfax County this season. Find food, crafts, wares, and more at one of these great markets. More
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DC Area Holiday Traditions

View our list of 10 festive holiday activities for whole families to enjoy that are tried and true Capital Region favorites. While staying in Fairfax County, you're only a short trip away from a number of fun holiday happenings. More

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Browse our Seasonal Calendar of Events Below

 

Plan Your Fall Getaway

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Fairfax County Hotels

With over 100 Fairfax County hotels to choose from, you’re certain to find one that meets your group's budget, style, and location needs. More
Getting to Fairfax County

Getting to Fairfax County

We want planning your trip to be easy, so we've put together a helpful guide on how to get here, including transportation tips, airport information and more. More
Deals and Specials

Special Deals & Offers

We know you're always looking for a good deal to plan your next vacation with, so we've put together a place where you can always find out the latest special offers going on! More