The Northeast Branch Trail and the Northwest Branch Trail (both along branches of the Anacostia River) meet in Hyattsville, allowing the cyclist access from other points in the Anacostia Tributary Trails System as far afield as Silver Spring and Greenbelt.
Likely the main reason anyone finds themselves in Hyattsville is to go to the large Mall at Prince George's 3500 East-West Hwy, ☎ +1 301 559-8844, , which has large retailers like Target, JCPenney, and Macy's.
A Tangled Skein, 5200 Baltimore Avenue #101, ☎ (301) 779-3399, . 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday - Friday 11 to 6 Saturday 1 to 5 Sunday. Love yarn? Come here. Don't love yarn, but traveling with someone who does? Make sure you don't go by this place, because once they see it, you won't be leaving until hours (and armfuls of yarn) later.edit
Five Guys, 6451 America Blvd. (University Town Center), ☎ 301-209-0880 (fax: 301-209-0881), . edit
Franklin's, 5121 Baltimore Avenue, ☎ (301) 927-2740, . A great little brewpub that has become a local institution.edit
Outback Steakhouse, 3500 E. West Hwy. (The Mall at Prince Georges), ☎ (301) 853-5959. M-Th 4PM-10PM, F 4PM-11PM, Sa 3PM-11PM, Su 1PM-9PM. This solid but unexceptional chain eatery is usually packed, reflecting the lack of options in the immediate area.edit
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 6450 America Blvd. (University Town Center), ☎ 301-985-1260 (fax: 301-985-1262), . Above average quality Mexican fast food.edit
Wild Onion Cafe, 6504 America Blvd (University Town Center), ☎ 301-209-0630, . M-F 10AM- 9PM, Sa noon-9PM, Su noon-8PM. Sandwiches with organic ingredients and some hot foods.$6-$8. edit
Hank's Tavern & Eats, 6507 America Boulevard (University Town Center), ☎ (301) 209-0572, . 11:30AM-9:30PM. This eatery is probably the most casual of D.C.-area superchef Geoff Tracy's establishments. Named after one of the twins he and NBC anchor Norah O'Donnell parent, Hank's offers trivia, beer and some pretty good happy hour deals.$7-$20. edit
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