Next door to the Nation’s Capital, Fairfax County is the perfect place for you and your friends to find something fun to do! Don’t let the bustle of D.C. distract you! Check out these 10 things to do in Fairfax County that will keep you and your family busy for a month!
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon was the plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia. Come to this historic location and learn more about the rich history of Fairfax!
Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park is situated on 800 acres along the banks of the Potomac River in northern Fairfax County. The park is an integral part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy dramatic views, hiking and rafting here!
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County, Virginia. It holds numerous exhibits, including the Space Shuttle Discovery and the Enola Gay.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens and an event venue located in Vienna, Virginia. Come see the beautiful horticulture in these Gardens that keeps making visitors come back for more!
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, is a performing arts center located on 117 acres of national park land in Fairfax County, Virginia, near the town of Vienna. Check the website to see if your favorite band is playing there this weekend!
Tyson Corner Center
Minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. with direct access to the Metro’s Silver Line, Tysons Corner Center is Virginia’s premier shopping destination. One of the largest shopping centers in the country, the center houses 300 shopping, dining and entertainment destinations including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Apple and more.
Ocean Dunes Waterpark
Make it a beach day — with waterslides — at the beach-themed Ocean Dunes Waterpark. Find excitement on our 230-foot open slide, or 170-foot covered waterslide, or set the kids free in the play area to splash and play in the water jets. Our 500-gallon dumping bucket is a favorite hangout during the summer. Make sure to take a break under the shade umbrellas!
Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole
This family water park captures the excitement of the Old West’s Gold Rush with attractions tailored for everyone! The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole offers more than an acre of slides, flumes, showers, floatables, and an interactive water playground. Careen off covered wagons and float on wild animals in this Wild West Adventure! The activity pool is encircled by Rattlesnake River, a 725 foot lazy river where you can enjoy a relaxing drift as the current gently nudges you along.
Green Spring Gardens
Green Spring Gardens is a year-round gold mine of information and inspiration for the home gardener. It’s an outdoor classroom, a museum, and also a national historic site. The park has a wooded stream valley with ponds, a naturalistic native plant garden, more than 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse, a plant shop, two gift shops and a historic house.
Paradise Springs Winery
Located in the town of Clifton, VA and bordering the Bull Run River, Paradise Springs is the closest winery to Washington DC and the first winery in Fairfax County. The property was originally part of a land grant from Lord Fairfax in 1716 to the Kincheloe family and has been passed down through generations since then. Wine tastings, tours, and more can be found at this intimate, family run, destination winery.
Come to Fairfax County and visit one of it’s beautiful parks or nature reserves. Or maybe its time for you to freshen up your wardrobe by visiting one of the biggest malls in the nation! Wherever you decide to go, enjoy your time in Fairfax, Virginia!
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