Fairfax: The Courthouse of Virginia
The City of Fairfax is an independent city of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. It is colloquially known as Fairfax Courthouse, Downtown Fairfax, or Fairfax City. With a population of over 22,500, this city was named after Thomas Fairfax and first established in the early 18th century. Fairfax, VA is the home of George Mason University. The city can be accessed through the Washington Dulles International Airport which is jusr 19 miles from the center of Fairfax, Virginia. The city is also serviced by Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak. Buses also ply different routes to cater to the needs of tourists in this place where high-end shops, restaurants, and hotels thrive.
Best Time to Visit
Like any other city in the United States, springtime in the City of Fairfax is the most ideal time to visit the place. Fairfax Civil War Day is commemorated every spring in the city. Every April the City of Fairfax is organizing the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival, artists from different parts of the country gather for this event. Hotels and Budget Inns may be fully booked at this time so be sure to book ahead. Accommodations may come cheaper on of peak seasons from November to January. Summers in the City of Fairfax are warm and humid while the winters are very cold. The temperature usually ranges from26°Fto87°Fand is rarely below13°For above94°F.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Aside from checking out the collections in Fairfax Museum, there are a lot of historical places that you can find when you visit the City of Fairfax. The town has parks, shops and art galleries like the Fair Oaks Mall, Center of the Arts and Daniels Run Park. Check out the food selections of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ted’s Bulletin Merrifield, and The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub to satisfy your appetite for local cuisine. Go and tour round the Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center. Travelers may check in at the Springhill Suites Fairfax Fair Oaks, or enjoy a stay at the Best Western Fairfax which is minutes away from George Mason University.