Best of the Counties: Fairfax

Home to more than 1 million residents who speak over 100 different languages, Fairfax County offers 395 square miles of diverse cuisine, culture and entertainment. From designer outlets and retro lounges to cozy music cafes and lush parks, there’s always something fun to do in the Commonwealth’s most populous region.


The Best for Daily Life Coffee shop
Caffe Amouri
Farmers Market
Reston Farmers Market at Lake Anne
Hair Salon
PR at Partners Salons & Spa
Day Spa
Calvert Rejuvenations


Courtesy of Paradise Springs
Courtesy of Paradise Springs

Must-do While in the County
Friday Night Live!
Great Falls Park
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Mount Vernon
National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Paradise Springs Winery


Place for Hanging Out
Fairfax Corner
Reston Town Center
Tysons Corner Center


Place for Shopping
Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax Corner
Reston Town Center
Tysons Corner Center
Tysons Galleria


Costal Flats
Costal Flats (Courtesy of Great American Restaurants)

Place for Nightlife (after 8 p.m.)
The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant
Backyard Grill
Coastal Flats
Epicure Cafe
Iris Lounge
Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge
Jammin Java
The Old Brogue Irish Pub
The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop


Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap (Courtesy of Robert Llewellyn)

Place for Breakfast
Amphora Restaurant

Place for Lunch
Cafesano Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine

Place for Dinner
Trummer’s on Main


Nielsen’s Frozen Custard
Vienna Inn
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts


Celebrate Fairfax! Festival


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