Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Fairfax

Come and experience Fairfax and its live music, theatre scene and museums. This city's shopping, restaurants and sporting events draw many visitors. Arlington National Cemetery and Lincoln Memorial are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Fairfax

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Fairfax a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Westfields Golf Club (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Reston National Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • General's Ridge Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Signal Bay Waterpark (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Pleasant Valley Golf Club (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Fairfax

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Fairfax is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Falls Park (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Ox Hill Battlefield Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Eleanor C. Lawrence Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Lake Accotink Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Fairfax

The nearest airport is in Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional), which is 13 mi (20.9 km) away.

Utilise the area's public transport and catch a ride on the metro at Vienna Station or Dunn Loring Merrifield Station if you're interested in seeing more of the city.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Fairfax?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,026 holiday rentals around Fairfax. From 642 Houses to 1,034 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Fairfax is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fairfax?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Fairfax. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Blenheim: 2,020 holiday rentals
  • George Mason University: 1,952 holiday rentals
  • Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center: 2,047 holiday rentals
  • Ratcliffe-Allison House and Pozer Garden: 1,959 holiday rentals
  • Fairfax Museum: 1,986 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Fairfax! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Fairfax?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Fairfax with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Washington DC: 2,047 holiday homes
  • Arlington: 1,949 holiday homes
  • Silver Spring: 1,874 holiday homes
  • Fort Washington: 1,958 holiday homes
  • Alexandria: 1,858 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Fairfax?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Fairfax are:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 2,026 holiday houses
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 248 holiday houses
  • Manassas Airport (MNZ): 110 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Fairfax?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Fairfax. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Blenheim: 2,020 holiday rentals
  • George Mason University: 1,952 holiday rentals
  • Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center: 2,047 holiday rentals
  • Ratcliffe-Allison House and Pozer Garden: 1,959 holiday rentals
  • Fairfax Museum: 1,986 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fairfax listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Fairfax

Washington DC
2,047 holiday rentals
Arlington
1,949 holiday rentals
Silver Spring
1,874 holiday rentals
Fort Washington
1,958 holiday rentals
Alexandria
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Bethesda
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Falls Church
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Lorton
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