About Fun in Fairfax VA

Fun in Fairfax VA is on a mission to uncover fun in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and getaway destinations. We’re always looking for new things to do and places to explore, hike, bike, eat, drink, learn, and play, and we’re sharing our favorites here.

Co-founders Charles and Julie McCool are long-time Fairfax County residents, avid local explorers, and parents of twins (just off to college). Charles started Fun in Fairfax in 2010, with a light-hearted Twitter account capturing cool and funny spots in Fairfax County.


In 2014, Julie launched the expanded FuninFairfaxVA.com site, with regular updates on places to explore and dine, plus a weekly round-up of local events and festivals.

Now locals and visitors to the Northern Virginia and metro DC region turn to Fun in Fairfax VA for regular updates about great local parks, historic destinations, hiking and biking trails, restaurants, wineries, breweries, weekend getaways, and other fun places to visit near the place we call home.

Follow FuninFairfax on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to discover new fun and share your favorites.

Do you know a great park, restaurant, hike, attraction, event or other fun in Northern Virginia that we should check out? Please send us a note.

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More About Julie McCool

Julie McCool is a writer, traveler, and mobile strategist with a passion for the Northern Virginia/Washington DC region and a wealth of experience in technology product management. She is the co-founder and driver of Fun in Fairfax Va, and a contributing writer and photographer for Charles’s site, McCool Travel.

Before her writing days, Julie led mobile strategy and products for Travel Channel and Scripps Networks, and developed custom mobile apps and product plans for other brands. Prior to that she spent many years as a technology executive at Aol, Symantec, and Lotus.

More About Charles McCool

You’ll find Charles McCool at McCoolTravel.com, where he shares book-it-yourself travel tips and destination advice to increase travel happiness, and save you time, money, and stress on every trip. Charles is regularly published on Yahoo Travel and Consumer Traveler, and has been featured in the World’s Smartest Traveler series, CNN, Frommers, USA Today, and other publications. Follow Charles McCool on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestStumbleUpon, and LinkedIn.



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