8 Reasons to Stay in Fairfax County for the Vietnam War Commemoration


1. Close To Dozens Of National Military Memorials, Museums, And Monuments

World War II Memorial

A stay in Fairfax County means close proximity to the nation’s capital and access to the most significant national military monuments, memorials, and museums honoring our country's heroes.

2. We have Great Hotels at Great Rates

Airport Hotels

You'll find over 100 hotels offering more than 18,000 hotel rooms and we have accommodations for every pocket book, from economy lodging to 4 Star luxury properties.  These hotels are ready and waiting to be your home away from home, and you can also bank on many of these hotels offering free parking. 

3. We're Easy to Get To, Regardless of How You're Arriving

Washington Dulles Airport Terminal at sunset

We're served by three major airports - Washington Dulles InternationalRonald Regan National, and Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International. And three major Interstates - Interstate 66, Interstate 495, and Interstate 95. And if you prefer rail travel - Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express, and the Washington Metro system all have stops in Fairfax County. 

4. We Have World Class Attractions You Won't Find Anywhere Else

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Here you'll find George Washington's Mount VernonWolf Trap, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy CenterTysons Corner ShoppingHistoric Sites, the Workhouse Arts Center, and more! 

5. We Offer Immediate Access to the Nation's Capital

Fireworks over Washington, DC

We're located in the heart of Northern Virginia so traveling from Fairfax County to downtown Washington for all of the monuments/memorials and Smithsonian Museums found in neighboring Washington, DC. is quick, easy and inexpensive, via road, train, or Metrorail.  

6. Wonderful Dining Options are Found Throughout Fairfax County

Tacos from La Sandia on table

Restaurants serving almost every type of cuisine abound and there are dining choices for every pocket book, from fast food to fine dining. We have dozens of restaurants serving ethnic specialties and our restaurants have received some of the area's top culinary awards. 

7. We're Known as Having the Region's Best Shopping

Tysons Corner Center Exterior

Tysons Corner, known as "The Rodeo Drive of the East Coast", offers more than 450 stores within one square mile.  Other favorite shoppings destinations such as Reston Town CenterFairfax CornerFair Oaks MallMosaic District, and Springfield Town Center offer shopping experiences of all types. 

8. We're a Nature-Lover's Paradise

Great Falls Park by Instagram user @rkat414

10% of Fairfax County's 398 square miles is dedicated to public park space and we're home to Great Falls Park. We have fourteen public golf courses including Laurel Hill Golf Club, which played host to the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. We're also home to Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge, the first dedicated bald eagle refuge in the eastern United States.