Archive: Tourism

UPDATE 12/1: Army Moves Planned Museum Site

Updated 12/1 According to this article from this morning's Metro section, the Army will bow to pressure from elected officials who were concerned about the museum's traffic impact and move the site from the Engineer Proving Ground to Fort Belvoir itself. Updated 11/9 Army officials are quoted in this article as saying that the National Museum of the Army near Ft. Belvoir is very much part of their future plans. strong>Updated 8/9 Now the Army is characterizing the theme park proposal as DOA, but a museum is till on the table. The latest is here. Originally posted 8/8 U.S. Army officials are considering a developer's proposal to create a military theme park, hotel and entertainment district near Fort Belvoir. The plan is billed as possibly drawing a million tourists a year. The Post's story is here. There are 22,000 new jobs coming to the fort and triggering new traffic concerns....


By | December 1, 2006; 09:30 AM ET | Email a Comment

Traffic Changes for Downtown Fairfax

Will converting two busy one way streets in the city's core to two way traffic.turn out well or contribute to congestion and confusion? City leaders and business owners disagree. While city planners say the change is an integral part of the ongoing downtown revitalization project, some merchants say they fear that changes will discourage customers who will be facing new traffic patterns and changing parking locations. Like it or not, changes are coming on or about Aug. 5. Read about what the two sides are saying and what the changes entail in today's Fairfax Extra....


By | July 20, 2006; 11:29 AM ET | Email a Comment

Weekend Metro Track Work = Delays

Riding Metrorail's Orange Line this weekend? Trains will share one track between Ballston-MU and East Falls Church-VT/UVA because of track maintenance. Those traveling on this part of the Orange Line should add 15 to 20 minutes to their trip....


By | June 22, 2006; 12:58 PM ET | Email a Comment

Fairfax: The 2006 Guide

An Introduction To The Guide Trying to make sense of Fairfax? Join our club. To help newcomers learn and old-timers discover new possibilities, here's The Guide for 2006. We know how easy it is to get confused here, because there are about a million people -- more people than seven states have -- and trying to make sense of the governing machinery can be tricky. The local governments include those of the county and two cities, the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church, each with its own idiosyncrasies and treasures. What you'll find in these pages is our attempt to lead you to old favorites you had not thought of for a while or to what might become favorites. There's golfing and fishing and biking and walking, just to name a few leisure pursuits. If you have students in the family, there's a place within the county...


By | April 28, 2006; 09:51 AM ET | Email a Comment

Please Read: Rules Issued for Commenting on Fairfax Focus Blog

Some readers of this blog have recently raised questions about the role of The Washington Post in policing Fairfax Focus. I have deleted a few blog posts because they did not meet The Post's standards for fairness. For more clarity about how to play by the rules, Jim Brady, the executive editor of has posted a message explaining the rules for readers participating in the site's Live Online discussions, discussion forums and for posting comments on the company's blogs. The complete list of rules is here. --Steve Fehr, Fairfax Extra Editor...


By | February 17, 2006; 01:06 PM ET | Email a Comment

Take a Virtual Tour of FXVA

Check out the new interactive map at It features 360 degree panoramic views of some of the county's top attractions. Officials with the Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Corporation are hoping the new features at the site will help entice tourists to the area....


By | November 16, 2005; 03:11 PM ET | Email a Comment


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