Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Fairfax

Come and experience Fairfax and its live music, theater 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-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations 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 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Fairfax a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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)

Traveling 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 center. 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.

Utilize the area's public transportation 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 property listings offer a large selection of 1,939 vacation rentals near Fairfax. From 565 Houses to 1,051 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fairfax for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fairfax?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fairfax:

  • Georgetown: 1,114 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 600 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 515 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 511 vacation rentals
  • Crystal City: 51 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fairfax?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fairfax. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • George Mason University: 1,873 vacation rentals
  • Ratcliffe-Allison House and Pozer Garden: 1,895 vacation rentals
  • Fair Oaks Mall: 1,368 vacation rentals
  • Ox Hill Battlefield Park: 1,009 vacation rentals
  • Spuhler Field: 1,858 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fairfax listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fairfax?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 565 Houses in Fairfax. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fairfax include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,051 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available
  • Villas: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fairfax?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 370 vacation rentals with pool available in Fairfax. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.