Area Attractions

Take advantage of our central location, near George Mason University, with plenty of things to do in Fairfax, as well as explore Northern Virginia, historic Maryland and downtown Washington DC. Our knowledgeable staff is on hand to assist you in planning a great itinerary. Contact our knowledgeable Concierge to seek recommendations for things to do in Fairfax or book activities, dining or entertainment reservations prior to your arrival.

Hyatt Regency Fairfax

12777 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, Virginia, United States, 22033

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Parks & Recreation

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Gardeners will appreciate the beauty of this 100-acre park, with ornamental gardens and distinctive native plant collections. With more than 20 varieties of trees, birds and butterflies, an extensive shade garden, gazebos, and native wildflowers, nature lovers will feel at ease.

Sandy Run Regional Park

Sandy Run Regional Park, located in Fairfax Station, is a regatta lover's paradise. The park serves as a team training and competition venue for Olympic, college, high school and club canoe, kayak and crew athletes. Facilities include spectator seating for 500, three boathouses and a 2,000-m race course.

Washington & Old Dominion Trail

Originally the main corridor for the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, this very popular and scenic trail ribbons through woods, pastures and suburban subdivisions. At 45 miles long, there is plenty of trail for a variety of activities.

Frying Pan Farm Park

Visit Frying Pan Farm Park and see what farm life was like in the 1920s to 1950s. This park features an exhibit about farm life, a preschool, a 1920s era carousel, a country store, equestrian facilities, and more.

Shopping

Fair Oaks Mall

One of the largest shopping centers in the region, Fair Oaks Mall is the most popular retail destination for the affluent communities of Fairfax. The mall features an upscale mix of stores. Our hotel near Fair Oaks Mall offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the property.

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

Travel further afield and you will find bargains galore. The 110 outlet stores, including famous designers like Coach, Barneys New York and Burberry, are located in neighboring Loudoun County. Shop your favorite merchants at discount prices. Refuel with lunch at the food court.

Tysons Corner Mall and Tysons Corner Galleria

Love designer clothing? Then a trip to Fairfax Square is in order with classics like Hermes, Gucci and Tiffany's. Tysons Corner Galleria boasts dozens of brand name merchants, covering everything from stationary and furniture to clothing and make-up.

Fairfax Corner

Fairfax Corner is the premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination in the region. The shopping center features a beautiful main street atmosphere with fun events and the state of art Fairfax Corner Theater. Visitors can walk the streets and shop or dine under stars at a sidewalk café.

Fair Lakes Shopping Center

Fair Lakes boasts over seven miles of nature trails, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, along with a wide variety of shops, services, and restaurants.

Washington DC Attractions

Lincoln's Cottage

The cottage located in Northwest DC was Lincoln’s family residence for much of his life. The cottage has been newly restored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Historic grounds also include the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center which features related exhibits and information.

Wine + Brews

Paradise Springs Winery

Paradise Springs Winery is “The Gateway to Virginia Wine Country”. They’re the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County. At Paradise Springs you can find wine tastings, tours, and much more.

Caboose Brewing Company

Spend some time taking in the local brews at Caboose Brewing Company. With both brews and eats at the Fairfax location, you’re sure to find something that you enjoy. Caboose Brewing Company also hold special events and more.

Mustang Sally Brewing Company

Sip on your favorite brews at Mustang Sally Brewing Company. This independent craft brewery boasts over 4,000 square feet of space in their tasting room, along with a variety of games, and food selections as well.

Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company

With a rotating menu of new beers and pub food, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy at Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company. Their location places them within walking distance to many area destinations.

Golf

Penderbrook Golf Club

Located just 2 ½ miles from the Hyatt Regency Fairfax, Penderbook Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course boasting some of the most challenging holes in the area. The club is open to the public and features a pro shop and café.

Twin Lakes Golf Club

Twin Lakes Golf Course features two 18-hole championship courses with multiple tees to offer a fair test for all playing levels. Amenities include a pro-shop, clubhouse, dining area, and practice facilities with a large putting green and driving range.

Oak Marr Golf Complex

One of the top teaching facilities in the region with the largest lighted short game practice areas in Northern Virginia, Oak Marr Golf Complex features a challenging 1,456 yard, 9-hole par three golf course, a lighted driving range with covered, heated tees, practice sand bunkers, a putting green and chipping area.

Pleasant Valley Golf Club

Just a 15-minute drive away in Chantilly, Virginia, Pleasant Valley Golf Club offers a beautiful, natural layout in a park-like setting with hardwood trees and native grass meadows. Amenities include a fully-stocked pro shop, practice facilities and a modern clubhouse.