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  • Where will you make your next great memories?

    In Northern Virginia, your choices are endless.  Explore your options, plan your trip, and book your stay in Fairfax County.  From our Nation’s Capital just across the river, to amazing history, dining, concerts, and museums, Fairfax County offers something for everyone.  But no matter where you start, you’ll find love at the heart of every Virginia vacation.


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    Many say that art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Here in Northern Virginia we have a deep appreciation for creativity, and because of this, Fairfax County finds itself  home to many art galleries, studios, and centers that welcome you in to browse their works.

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    Get in touch with your acoustic side and discover the musical magic of Northern Virginia. Fairfax County is home to Wolf Trap, America’s National Park for the Performing Arts and a host of other performance venues that bring in world-class talent year-round for your listening pleasure.

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    Home to two award-winning wineries - Paradise Springs Winery and The Winery at Bull Run - Fairfax County is considered by
    many to be the "Gateway to Northern Virginia Wine Country." Our wineries are the closest ones to Washington, DC, but you’re
    only a short scenic drive away from dozens of others.

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    Fairfax County found itself at the crossroads of both the Union and Confederate armies because of its strategic location during the American Civil War. 

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    Travel back in time and take in the history while visiting historic homes and world-class museums. The experiences you'll encounter will give you a greater understanding of this region's role in defining America, but it's up to you to determine what kind of history you'll make once you're here.

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    If you're looking for memorable attractions in Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC area, and experiences that last a lifetime, you've come to the right place. No where else in the world can you see the sites and attractions that are available to you while staying in Fairfax County, Virginia.

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    Traveling to the heart of metropolitan Northern Virginia, you might think it’s hard to find fun in the great outdoors. Well, think again. With 30,000 acres of outdoor adventures including biking, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, bird-watching and other “natural” activities, we certainly have the places to soothe your eco-soul.

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    Our family vacation ideas are for both the parents and the kids to enjoy quality time together while having fun. While on vacation,
    it is often a challenge to find attractions that everyone will enjoy. Fortunately, we have several options for the perfect Virginia family vacation.

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    All work and no play never did anybody any good. So if you're looking for what to do in Northern Virginia when the time comes to kick back, relax, and have a good time, our nightlife and entertainment venues can help melt all your troubles away.

  • Summertime in Fairfax County is the perfect time to explore Northern Virginia.

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    Need some ideas? Mount Vernon, the historic home of George Washington, brings history to life through 25 interactive theaters and galleries.  Learn about Washington’s life, from his boyhood to his wartime service, and from his life as a farmer to his presidency.  

    The Space Shuttle Discovery has landed – and it’s in Fairfax County!  Discovery can only be seen at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center in Fairfax County where you’ll also see hundreds of other air and space artifacts.   You won’t be looking at scale models, but you will see the actual planes, rockets, and satellites that make up our country’s aviation history.   

    Into jazz?  How about classical?  Whatever your musical musings are, Fairfax County has you covered with musical venues ranging from intimate to epic.  And for a truly one-of-a-kind musical adventure, see a show at Wolf Trap, the nation’s only national park dedicated to the performing arts.  

    Speaking of the arts, the Workhouse Arts Center at Lorton offers an unforgettable, hands-on creative experience.  Set on 55 acres of historic land that was once the D.C. reformatory, the Workhouse Arts Center provides a home for more than 150 of the region’s finest professional and emerging artists.  If you have a passion for nature, take in the cascading falls and fabulous hiking trails of Great Falls National Park to satisfy your love of the great outdoors.  

    And did we mention the wineries?   Oh yes, we have those, too!  

    Relax, revitalize, and realize how much fun being together can be.


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