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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Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Winter Activities

With the temperatures dropping and the fall foliage brilliance coming to an end, it's clear that winter is officially on its way. Although there's a natural tendency to hideaway indoors during the colder months, that would mean missing out on all the fun! There's no shortage of things to do in the great outdoors in Fairfax County. From twirling around on the ice rink to cozying up around the fire, get some fresh air and spend some time outdoors at one of these local spots. 

Winter Wildlife Spotting

Mallard Duck

Stretch your legs and venture where the wild things are this winter for some unique animal-sightings at our local Fairfax County Parks! We've rounded up the Best Places to Spot Wildlife This Winter so you can see some majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Afterward, head to our local coffee shops to warm up with a hot drink and some good conversation - we have over a dozen unique coffee shops in the county! 

Be Dazzled by Holiday Light Shows

Meadowlark's Winter Walk Lights 2014 from Steve Jarriel on Vimeo.

Each winter, thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the night sky to bring holiday cheer to Fairfax County. Pack up the car, crank up the holiday music, and drive through Bull Run's Festival of Lights - 2.5 miles of displays to enjoy from the comfort of your own car. Alternatively, walk through a winter wonderland at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for their Walk of Lights event - so amazing, that it draws 80,000 visitors a year! For information on holiday light shows, hours of operation, special packages, and more, be sure to check out our holiday light shows guide

Winter Igloos and Fireside Dining

Just because the weather is cooling down, doesn't mean outdoor dining has to come to a screeching halt. In fact, our restaurants are offering creative ways to dine outdoors and stay warm in a safe way. Tower heaters, fireside dining, and more are popping up all over Fairfax County. Check out Osteria Marzano's new winter igloo dining experience. Or, have a seat next to the fireplace on the patio at TRIO Grill in Merrifield. Looking for the ultimate shopping and dining experience? Head to the patio of Barrel & Bushel for a heated dining experience, then enjoy retail therapy at Tysons Corner Center - one of the DC region's premiere shopping centers. Coming soon: A comprehensive list of heated dining and winter igloo options in Fairfax County. 

Ice Skating

Child, Small, Girlie, Skates, Hat, Skating, The Rink

Bundle up, lace up your skates, and keep warm while you get moving at the ice rink! Gliding across the ice, twirling, having fun, and the occasional misstep makes for fond laugh-out-loud moments and sweet memories. Check out our Ice Skating page to find out where to go practice your figure eights. 

Cozy Cabin Getaway

Bull Run cabin

The camping experience is an age-old outdoor getaway that connects to you to nature in an unforgettable way. From gazing at a sky full of bright start to gathering around a fire for fresh and gooey smores, there's something about a forest escape that makes a family vacation special. Check out our local cabin stays for a quick trip to disconnect from reality.