Once a rural county, Fairfax has enjoyed a vast amount of growth thanks to the federal government and its proximity to the nation's capital. Conveniently located along the VRE corridor, residents enjoy music at Wolf Trap, national parks, museums, historic wineries, and incredible food.

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Fairfax County is historic and HIP. Yes, there's plenty to see and learn about how Fairfax played a major role in defining how our country operates, but there are also chefs, designers, and artists making history in Alexandria. We have some of the best new restaurants in the capital region, as well as clothing stores and art studios.

George Washington Parkway Bike Path - Even though you're minutes from our nation's capital, this county has thousands of acres of maintained parks and trails. This trail provides the most beautiful views of the Potomac River and passes all the DC monuments.

Burke Lake Park

My children love the kid train, mini golf course, and carousel at Burke Lake Park. My husband and I love the hiking trails, fishing, and 18-hole golf course there.

Nest Picks

Mount Vernon

As America's most popular historic home, everyone should come and see where George Washington and his family lived. You'll have the opportunity to tour the plantation where he shaped the commonwealth and our country.

The Variety Store

It's a one-of-a-kind little store that's special to all of us who live here. Filled with a variety of goods, including fabrics, craft or party supplies, and little knick knacks for the perfect gift, The Variety Store is like a wonderland. If you ever want to feel that giddy excitement like a kid again--when the world seemed perfect and candy was all you dreamed about--the Hollin Hall Variety Store is the place to be.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

The former torpedo factory and munitions storage site turned visual arts center is in the heart of Alexandria along the Potomac River. It has the largest collection of working artist studios that's accessible to the public in the country. From ceramics and paper creations to sculptures and oil and watercolor paintings, there’s always something new to see! There’s even a beading gallery.

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