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Ashburn (Virginia)

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Ashburn is in Loudoun County, Virginia, within the United States of America.

Understand[edit]

In many ways Ashburn is the poster child for the so called "McMansionization of America". The homes in Ashburn are nearly all new, large, uniform in character, and have little or any recognizable architectural style. Brambleton, a planned urban development in Ashburn, is one of the fastest selling developments in the country.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Ashburn is serviced by 2 major airports in the Washington DC metro area. Washington Dulles (IAD) is about 5 miles from Ashburn and Reagan National (DCA) is about 25 miles. Most people who are visiting Ashburn from far away distances are better off flying into Washington Dulles International Airport. The easiest and most convenient way to get to Ashburn from the airport is via taxi. Washington Flyer Taxi has exclusive rights to service IAD and a taxi ride from airport will cost you anywhere between $15-20.

By car[edit]

Coming by car, Ashburn is intersected by a few major roads in the Northern Virginia area. Accessible via the Dulles Greenway (toll road), Route 7, or Route 28, travelers have a few options when driving to this city.

By bus[edit]

  • Wiehle Express operates service between the George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn and the Wiehle-Reston East metro station. The bus costs $2 for the general public.

Get around[edit]

Although there are taxis available, those visiting Ashburn will need a car. The neighborhoods and shopping are too spread out to go any other way.

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Ice Skating @ Ashburn Ice House, 21595 Smith Switch Rd, 703-858-0300, [1].  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Contrary to popular opinion, Ashburn has its fair share of local artisans which showcase their craft in the form of art, jewelry, and clothes.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Asian Spice Cafe, Brambleton Town Center, [2]. Specializes in Chinese food and Sushi. Moderately priced. Serves alcohol. $7-$15.  edit
  • Buffalo Wing Factory, 43761 Parkhurst Plaza #100, 729-4200, [3]. Best wings in the city. The 911's will knock you out. Bargain prices and always hopping with teenagers and the big game on the big screen. Perfect for families, friends, a late night snack or a place to park and watch the game. $5-$10.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Lost Rhino Brewing Company, 21730 Red Rum Dr #142, (571) 291-2083, [4]. Craft beers brewed on site.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • SpringHill Suites Ashburn Dulles North, 20065 Lakeview Center Plaza, +1 703 723-9300, [5].  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Ashburn
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