Only a few miles away from Washington DC, Fairfax is a beautiful northern Virginia city that has recently seen a boom in popularity. Having been the first land battle scene of the American Civil War, the city is packed with history and sites of importance. The historic town is full of centuries-old buildings, while the rest of the city is packed with amenities, parks, and landmarks.
Fairfax is packed with things to do and sights to see, suitable for all ages and traveler types. Elsewhere, the Fairfax Museum is an excellent place to delve into the city's past. The museum has tons of interactive exhibits and cool things to discover about Fairfax. Additionally, the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is awesome to see how stations and tracks were in 1854. If you're visiting with children, the Children’s Science Center Lab is ideal for adults and kids alike -- carry out experiments and have fun while you learn! For the adults, the NRA National Firearms Museum discusses the history of firearms and how to safely use them -- plenty of interesting facts and stories await visitors here.
Make the most of the beautiful outdoors at the Burke Lake Park. Locals and travelers both flock here for the hiking trails, kayaking on the pond, canoe and boat rides, swimming, fishing and the kid-friendly facilities such as playgrounds, a mini train ride, and a small merry-go-round.
The best area to stay in Fairfax is around Van Dyck Park where there are lots of restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs, landmarks and stores nearby. Vacation home rentals in Fairfax include luxury condos, large houses, and cozy apartments. These vacation rentals typically feature full kitchens, large living and dining areas, and multiple bathrooms; there are also pet friendly homes so your furry friend isn't excluded. Both short term and long term rentals are available in Farifax, so you're sure to find a property to fit your needs.
The summers are hot and humid in Fairfax, while the winters are very cold and cloudy. The best time to visit Fairfax is August when the weather is warm with little rain. May until the end of September average 78 degrees, while the end of July peaks at 90 degrees.
After October the temperature rapidly drops below 50 degrees and in January is as low as 25 degrees. From April until July the average rainfall is four inches.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Fairfax. The hottest month in Fairfax is June, when temperatures peak at 100 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -2 ˚F. The wettest month in Fairfax is March with 5.97 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.41 inches of rain.
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Browse vacation rentals from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 292 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Fairfax, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. If you are wanting to save money, the cheapest place to stay in Fairfax comes in at $20 per night. The average price of an accommodation is generally $94 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 139 accommodations in Fairfax that have WiFi. 27 places to stay include a morning meal. You can maintain your workout regime by staying at one of 34 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Fairfax by car, be sure to choose from 136 accommodations that provide parking. We track 32 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 27 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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