Fairfax County has all of the conveniences of the DC area, but with some truly unique opportunities: Spend the day walking in the footsteps of the most famous founding father at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, or take some time to reflect at one of the county’s many Civil War battlefields. Take in a show at Wolf Trap, the only US National Park devoted to the performing arts. Explore the only public Korean Bell Garden in the Western Hemisphere sits at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Or sit and watch the waterfalls along the Potomac River in Great Falls National Park. Once it’s time to eat, get one of Vienna Inn’s famous hot dogs, or go upscale at Dante Ristorante.