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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.
  
 
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Be sure to drive around Ashburn to get a good look as what is deemed to be sophisticated surban life in the subdivisions in and around Ashburn. The homes are striking in that they are nearly all new, large, uniform in charachter, and have little or any recognizable architectural style. In many ways Ashburn is the poster child for the so called "McMansionization of America".
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There are plenty of things to see in Ashburn.  Be sure to drive around Ashburn to get a good look as what is deemed to be sophisticated suburban life in the subdivisions in and around Ashburn. The homes are striking in that they are nearly all new, large, uniform in charachter, and have little or any recognizable architectural style. In many ways Ashburn is the poster child for the so called "McMansionization of America".
  
 
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Few local artisans or craftsmen call Ashburn home anymore.  Modern Ashburn is home to a number of strip malls filled with nationally recognized chain stores ensuring that travellers will be able to buy essentially the same products they would at home.
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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==
 
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Few local eateries or restauranteurs can survive in Ashburn's strip mall mentality. Accordingly, travellers to Ashburn will find essentially the same nationally recognized chain restaurants they would at home.
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*<eat name="Buffalo Wing Factory" alt="" address="43761 Parkhurst Plaza #100" directions="" phone="729-4200" url="http://www.buffalowingfactory.com" hours="" price="$5-$10" lat="" long="">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.</eat>
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*<eat name="Asian Spice Cafe" alt="" address="Brambleton Towncenter" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.asianspicecafe.com" hours="" price="$7-$15" lat="" long="">Specializes in Chinese food and Sushi. Moderately priced. Serves alcohol.</eat>
  
 
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*<sleep name="SpringHill Suites Ashburn Dulles North" alt="" address="20065 Lakeview Center Plaza" directions="" phone="+1 703 723-9300" url="http://www.marriott.com/iadas" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
  
 
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Revision as of 03:28, 27 June 2012

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

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Get in

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.

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.

Get around

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

There are plenty of things to see in Ashburn. Be sure to drive around Ashburn to get a good look as what is deemed to be sophisticated suburban life in the subdivisions in and around Ashburn. The homes are striking in that they are nearly all new, large, uniform in charachter, and have little or any recognizable architectural style. In many ways Ashburn is the poster child for the so called "McMansionization of America".

Do

Buy

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

  • Buffalo Wing Factory, 43761 Parkhurst Plaza #100, 729-4200, [1]. 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.
  • Asian Spice Cafe, Brambleton Towncenter, [2]. Specializes in Chinese food and Sushi. Moderately priced. Serves alcohol. $7-$15.

Drink

Sleep

  • SpringHill Suites Ashburn Dulles North, 20065 Lakeview Center Plaza, +1 703 723-9300, [3].

Get out

Routes through Ashburn
WinchesterLeesburg  W noframe E  SterlingAlexandria
ENDLeesburg  W noframe E  SterlingFalls Church


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