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 features

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.

Where to stay around Fairfax?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,952 holiday lettings near Fairfax. From 614 Houses to 1,008 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Fairfax for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • George Mason University: 1,870 holiday homes
  • Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center: 1,970 holiday homes
  • Ratcliffe-Allison House and Pozer Garden: 1,901 holiday homes
  • Washington DC: 1,994 holiday homes
  • Le Droit Park: 247 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Fairfax! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Washington DC: 1,994 holiday lettings
  • Potomac: 2,122 holiday lettings
  • Ashburn: 211 holiday lettings
  • Arlington: 1,884 holiday lettings
  • Bethesda: 1,816 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Fairfax are:

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 246 self catering accommodations
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 2,008 self catering accommodations
  • Manassas Airport (MNZ): 113 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Fairfax?

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

  • George Mason University: 1,870 holiday rentals
  • Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center: 1,970 holiday rentals
  • Ratcliffe-Allison House and Pozer Garden: 1,901 holiday rentals
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 1,113 holiday rentals
  • United States Navy Memorial: 2,012 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fairfax listed on HomeAway 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 accommodations.

Explore destinations around Fairfax

Washington DC
1,994 holiday rentals
Potomac
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Ashburn
211 holiday rentals
Arlington
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Alexandria
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