You know the adage, “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there?” Well, Fairfax is exactly the opposite. It’s a fantastic place to live, with excellent schools, leafy parks, a restored colonial Old Town with shops and restaurants, and a good old-fashioned July 4th parade.
But it’s short on attractions – there’s the historic courthouse and some Civil War sites, but let’s just say it’s not a tourist hotspot. That’s probably not why you’re here anyway – Fairfax hotel guests are mostly here on business. Despite its small town charm, Fairfax is not just a bedroom community for Washington DC – it’s a financial powerhouse in its own right. Fairfax County is home to major multi-national corporations, defense contractors and government agencies (including the CIA).
After work, stroll the charming downtown and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Nearby George Mason University holds concerts, art exhibits and basketball games (go Patriots!). For more options, you’re only 20 minutes from Washington DC and all its political and culinary intrigue.