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Check out all the things to do in May.
Welcome spring by visiting our gardens.
Catch a show at Fairfax County's newest performance hall.
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It's festival season here in Northern Virginia!
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
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Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
Find outdoor dining at your favorite restaurants this summer!
From K-BBQ to double-fried chicken, enjoy the DC region's unofficial "Koreatown."
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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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Fall 2021 in Northern Virginia

For most of the world, people think summer is the ideal time to tour the National Capital Region. However, ask a local, and they'll tell you it's fall. The crowds of summer die down at popular attractions. The air is crisp and clear and perfect for outdoor activities before the cold winter months. 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!

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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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Fall Foliage Viewing Spots

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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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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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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Visit Our Pumpkin Patches

Check out our list of where to find the best pumpkins in Fairfax County for 2021! More
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Haunted Places and Urban Legends

Find out about all the haunts and urban legends here in Fairfax County...if you dare! More
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Best Fall Hikes

Surround yourself in nature's most glorious colors on these recommended fall hikes. More
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Fall Foliage Bike Rides

Check out these 5 bike rides where you can take in the colors of fall. More
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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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Scenic Fall Attractions

From breathtaking overlooks to historic homes, check out our list of best scenic views for fall. More
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Home Haunts

These halloween light shows will add a bit of flair to your spooky adventures! More
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Fall Getaway Ideas

Beautiful foliage, pumpkin patches, cabin rentals, and more await you on your next autumn adventure. More
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The Barns at Wolf Trap 2021-2022 Season

Take in a performance at Wolf Trap's intimate fall and winter venue. More
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Apple and Pumpkin Fall Drink Recipes

Nothing says fall like delicious drinks infused with apple and pumpkin spices. See what our favorites are! More


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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
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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