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Where to Stay and Do for toddler in Fairfax for 6 days?

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miami, fl
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Where to Stay and Do for toddler in Fairfax for 6 days?

Hi, I have to go to Fairfax for 6 days and I'm bringing my 20 mo old son with me. I would like to find nice things to do as a family. We usually like walking around quaint downtown areas where there are cafes, galleries, shops to window shop and stop in for snack and bathroom breaks. A playground would be nice unless it's too cold (this will be 1st week of February) -we're coming from Miami so not sure what to pack for the weather or if we can be outside all day like we are in Miami now.

We're trying to turn a somewhat expensive trip we have to take for family into as much of a fun, family vacation as possible. Thank you! Alex

Fairfax, Virginia
posts: 149
reviews: 5
1. Re: Where to Stay and Do for toddler in Fairfax for 6 days?

where in fairfax are you staying? it is a pretty big county with quite a few different things to do.

if you are staying in fairfax city in the center of of the county, check out this website: http://www.visitfairfax.com/.

if you are staying out in the western part of the county, check out reston own center: http://www.restontowncenter.com/.

if you are staying in the eastern part, i say go into old town alexandria: http://visitalexandriava.com/

but, the weather in february is not particularly nice. the average high in early february is in the mid-40s, but it can get colder than that. so bring warm clothing. but hopefully, you'll catch one of random nice days we have. sometimes, for a day or two, the temps can rise and get into the 50s. haha, but they are hard to predict. so just prepare for the cold.

if you want to avoid the outdoors, try to visit a museum in DC. you can either take the metro (http://www.wmata.com/) or drive into DC.

or, maybe check out wolf trap, a performing arts center located in vienna, va (http://www.wolf-trap.org/). they have a variety of shows and events.

good luck, and enjoy your trip!

Washington DC...
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2. Re: Where to Stay and Do for toddler in Fairfax for 6 days?

If you want an indoor break and a way for your toddler to let off some steam, go to Fair Oaks mall.

Inside this mall is a large carpeted stage/seating/resting area that has become the kid romp spot. There are always plenty of other kids there.

I haven't been there in a few months, so I am making the assumption this is still the case.

Nashville TN
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3. Re: Where to Stay and Do for toddler in Fairfax for 6 days?

The only advice I have for you is to avoid the Best Western Fairfax at all costs. The hotel is known for bed bugs -- I have a copy of the Health Department report the proves this.

There are a number of other reasonably priced hotels in the area that do not have the same problems.

miami, fl
posts: 95
reviews: 2
4. Re: Where to Stay and Do for toddler in Fairfax for 6 days?

Is there a way to safely reserve a house in the area? If not, I'm trying to find reviews of the suite hotels in Fairfax.

Homewood Suites or Studios

OR Homestead Studios?

Or Embassy Suites?

Has anyone tried these? Thank you!

5. Re: Where to Stay and Do for toddler in Fairfax for 6 days?

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