Fun Things to Do Around Fairfax, VA [2020]

25 Best Fairfax County Indoor Activities, Entertainment and Games for Adults and Young Adults  

 

Amusement Centers in Fairfax

 

Best family entertainment centers with some attractions that are suitable for a diverse age group. 

 

1. Fun Land of Fairfax

5111 Westfields Blvd, Centreville, VA 20120 

@funlandfairfax

A new large indoor amusement center opened in early 2020. 

 

As of now, the facility offers go-karts, arcades and Tailgaters sports bar and grill. But the upcoming activities will also include: ropes course, VR games, laser tag and rock climbing. 

 

It’s a family friendly venue and fun for all ages both kids and adults

 

To get into rides and games you are required to purchase so-called “Play Cards” starting from $25  to $100 which you can recharge later if needed. Get an additional card value bonus when buying the card online.

 

2. Thrill Zone

13905 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

@thrillzoneinteractivefun

The facility features a laser tag, two escape rooms, arcades and a food court. It’s best for kids and teens

 

3. 5 Wits

4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

@5witsadventures

3 Interactive real-life experiences in a highly themed large environment located on a third floor of Ballston Quarters. 

 

Within a 30 min activity patrons go through several decorated rooms that look like an indoor theme park filled with a mix of riddles. 

 

It is Not like an escape room but rather a hands-on action game with a difficulty level set to easy. Impressive sets would amaze any kid for sure and the activity itself is great for children. 

 

Adults may enjoy it too, especially those who haven’t done escape rooms before. However, it might take adults less than 30 min to go through the session with a ticket price of $35. 

 

 

Escape Rooms in Fairfax

 

All the sudden escape rooms became a new favorite public destination for family fun, friends night outing, birthdays and teambuilding.  

 

No surprise here, because they are indeed the places for a great laugh, open mind and teamwork.  

 

Escape Games are clever pieces of art created by your local nerds, geeks and puzzle enthusiasts wrapped in a fun packaging.

 

They are represented by entrepreneurs and small business owners who are going through a hard time.  

 

Try local games while they are still around and support small business because the owner could be literally your neighbor.  

 

4. Cyber Raccoon Escape Room

7201 Lee Hwy Falls Church VA, 22046  

@cyber_raccoon

Games at Cyber Raccoon focus on scenario and theme. Spacious gaming rooms are beautifully decorated and are full of surprises. 

 

You won’t find any padlocks, instead you will discover lots of hands-on interactions and custom made unusual props. 

 

Prepare your critical thinking for a logical story-based experience.  

 

5. Escape Room Arlington

2301 Columbia Pike suite c, Arlington, VA 22204

@escaperoomarlington

Super friendly environment and kid-friendly games. All games are unique and custom-built so you won’t find anything similar anywhere else. 

 

This place features 4 games and hurry up because they change them from time to time.  

 

6. Bond’s Escape Room

2800 Clarendon Blvd Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22201  

 

Choose between 5 games from easy to hard difficulty levels in Arlington location and even more games in Fairfax location. 

 

You will find good jump scares and plenty of intriguing moments. The staff is entertaining and nice.

 

7. Escapology Escape Room  

4211 Fairfax Corner E Ave #230, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

5 games with challenging puzzles and good gameplay. Well-thought believable atmosphere lets you dive into the game immediately. 

 

Perfect for smaller groups at one game at a time or larger groups but divided into teams to play different games.   

 

8. Ravenchase Escape Room

406 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170  

@escapeherndon

4 well thought and creative Escape Games.  They feature interesting ideas for the rooms and puzzles. Come to Ravenchase for amazing games, spooky mysteries and magic.  

 

9. Escape Room Live

814 King St 2nd floor, Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Beautifully decorated place with 4 games in Alexandria location and 5 more in DC. 

 

Both locations  in Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown have plenty of cafes and shops in a walking distance. Great place for escape game beginners and kids friendly.  

 

10. Escape Quest

1127 King St 2nd floor, Alexandria, VA 22314  

@escapequestdc

Play one or all 4 games in a row. All of the adventures have a Medium difficulty level and are great for groups of 2-6 players.  

 

 

Internet Cafes and Video Games in Fairfax

 

Gaming Cafes are places for cooperative games that are enriched by physical social interactions with others.  

 

Everything is more fun together, even video games, especially when you can gloat over the opponent in person.

 

The general audience is young adults (millennials) and nowadays teenagers. Typically children under 9 are not even allowed inside and potential players must be at least 14 years old to become a member.  

 

11. The Cave Gaming Center

 Address: 10621 Braddock Rd suite b, Fairfax, VA 22032

@thecavegamingcenterfairfax

24/7 desktop PC and console gaming facility.  The place is equipped with good recently updated computers, fast internet, and arcade games. 

 

It’s very budget-friendly - pay only $4 per hour or $3 when reserving for 6 hours and more. 

 

Gamers come for relaxed atmosphere and periodical tournaments and events you can sign up for on their Facebook group. 

 

Don’t forget to grab some change with you for snacks or bring/order your own food.  

 

12. Hunter-M eSports Pc Gaming (Internet Cafe, Lan Center)

7031 Little River Turnpike #18D, Annandale, VA 22003

@usa_esports_hunterm

Opened in 2019 24/7 gaming center with modern futuristic interior and cool environment. Avid gamers can check the hardware specs on their website. 

 

Especially competitive players can sign up for the upcoming tournament events at the calendar or reserve professional eSport team practice sessions. 

 

If you’ve always dreamed about building your own PC, upgrading it or sending for repair, these guys also provide such services. 

 

Inexpensive rates start at $4 per hour and  $3.50 when booking a 6 hours session. 

 

13. I-Battle eSports PC Gaming

13810 Braddock Rd unit b, Centreville, VA 20121

@usa_esports_ibattle

New eSport center opened in 2019 and is a sister-company of Hunter-M Gaming. Come play the most popular pre-installed games or request your game to be installed by staff in advance. 

 

If you buy a membership for just $10, you would have an ability to accumulate your leftover time instead of using it at once.

 

14. Tech Time Gaming Lounge

13592 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191  

@techtimegaming

A gaming Lounge with a very cool space themed interior and  excellent customer service.  

 

PC Consoles, VR Games, Xbox. Unfortunately it will close in November 2020 till summer 2021 due to the pandemic. 

 

Children under 14 must come with a parent. 

 

 

Virtual Reality in Fairfax

 

Because virtual reality is a fairly new technology that is still continuously developing its place in the entertainment industry, this area is not so well represented at the Fairfax County local level.  

 

For now we only have one place that properly executed the VR concept but unfortunately they temporarily closed during the pandemic.  

 

We were told that they would re-open in 2021. We decided to keep the listing and will update this post in case anything changes.  

 

We hope to see some VR solo or multiplayer quests back some time soon because it's  genuinely unique, unusual and only a few people tried it.  

 

15. The VOID

7866L Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102

 

The company develops VR and Mixed-reality games and received IP rights to create VR experiences inspired by popular movies, such as Ghostbusters and Jumanji. 

 

You can play a movie character and explore new dimensions in very high quality 3D scenes. 

 

Pricing is around $40 for 20 min VR experience.  

 

 

Comic Shops and Board games in Fairfax

 

Are you old school or are you into the DC Marvel Universe? Either way these local comic book stores will have it all.  

 

Find new friends at fun weekly events and hunt down for collectibles at these locations:  

 

16. Tosche Station

7521 Huntsman Blvd, Springfield, VA 22153

@toschenation

This store carries lots of vintage video games, toys and comics. Customer service has a caring personal touch - if they don’t have something in a store, you can ask to put you in a list to get a text once they get what you were looking for. Locals come there for a homey vibe and nostalgia.

 

17. The Amazing Comic Shop

10647 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032  

@amazingcomicshop

Large shop with even larger well organized Inventory.  Inside you will find comfortable tables and good lighting for gaming events. 

 

Sign up for subscription services and check out a wide variety of statue figurines.  

 

18. Victory Comics

586 S Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046  

@victorycomics

One of the largest comics shops in the area.  The best place for back issue selection, trades and MTG pre-release weekends.  

 

19. Big Planet Comics

426 Maple Ave E #4721, Vienna, VA 22180

@bigplanetcomics

Relatively compact and nice place for new releases. This place has been around for 35 years and knowledgeable staff gives good recommendations.  

 

20. Games & Comics Pair O’Dice

10385 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

This place is rich with gaming events  that happen almost every day of the week and have live up-to-date groups and communities. 

 

It worth checking the Pathfinder Society meetup page with almost 1,000 members and Magic the Gathering Discord. 

 

21. Anime Pavilion

7700C Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

 

These guys specifically focus on anime DVD and Manga.  

 

22. Comic Logic Books & Artwork

44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza #281, Ashburn, VA 20147

@comiclogicva

This shop inventory is full of single issues, trade paperbacks, and custom artwork. The staff is very enthusiastic about what they do. 

 

Check out their Facebook Page for videos and interesting posts.  

 

 

Workshop Creative Studios

 

They say art and creativity provide emotional healing from fear or stress. Isn’t it what we all need after 2020?  

 

It’s therapeutic properties help people to relax and put your thoughts together.  

 

Plus you can create an artistic personalized piece by letting your imagination out.  

 

23. AR Workshop

1212 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314  

@arworkshopalexandria

Custom designs with your own hands. This is a place where you can make a memorable souvenir or just to have a fun time with a friend and a glass of wine. 

 

The place will provide you with DIY kits to work on wood, canvas, mats and jewelry.

 

24. Board & Brush Creative Studio

11215 Lee Hwy j, Fairfax, VA 22030

@boardandbrushfairfax

Wood sign and wood décor workshop where you can unleash your inner craftsman for a few hours. 

 

The activity is guided from beginning to the end by knowledgeable staff who would direct you and share their knowledge, techniques and hacks.

 

 

Go-karting near Fairfax  

 

25. Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events

45448 E Severn Way #150, Sterling, VA 20166

8300 Sudley Rd A5, Manassas, VA 20109  

@autobahn_manassas

Electric indoor go-karts that are up to 50 MPH and axe throwing under one roof. Racing lovers would enjoy driving Italian pro-karts with electric engines and dual-disc brakes.  

 

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