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Tysons Corner

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Tysons Corner

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Tysons Corner is in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia. It is best known for its shopping malls and restaurants.


Tyson's Corner is a business district with the well known Tyson's Corner Mall. The addition of several metro stops in Tyson's join several major roadways with DC's metro system via the Silver Line. Along with the construction of the Silver Line several residential and mixed use projects have sprung up in an effort to further urbanize the area. Tyson's provides easy road access to just about any point in the immediate suburbs of the District and reasonable road and metro access into the City as well.

Get in[edit]

By public transport[edit]

WMATA, which operates the DC Metrorail, operates a station in Tysons Corner. For more information on riding the Metrorail, see Washington DC

By car[edit]

There is plenty of free parking. Tysons Corner is conveniently located right by the intersection of I-495 (the Capital Beltway), I-66, and VA-295.

Get around[edit]

Tysons Corner is small enough to get around on foot, although it is quite auto-friendly.

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  • Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd, +1 703 847-7300, [1]. M-Sa 10AM-9:30PM, Su 11AM-7PM. Unless you are here on business, it's rare to visit anything other than the huge mall itself. Split in two, Tysons 1 has the wider selection of stores and the movie theater, while Tysons 2 has the more upscale stores. The mall is anchored by... everything—it's huge. Also, there is a new skating rink that is open from the end of November to early March which has an admission fee of 10$ and skate rentals for 9$ (adults), 6$ (child/senior/military) and the skate rental shop is located inside the mall on level 2 near Lord & Taylor) Located on Tysons Corner Silver Line metro station with access to the mall via a covered walkway  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, +1 703 442-8384, [2]. M-Th 5PM-10PM, Sa 5PM-10:30PM, Su 5PM-9PM. Just next to the mall is one a great steakhouse (there is a Ruth's Chris up the street too, which is another chain to be reckoned with). Beyond the steak, the wine list received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator three years running. $25-55.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Chics n Wings, 8119 Watson St, McLean, VA 22102, (703) 847-2442, [3]. A reasonable place to watch any sporting event including pay-per-view events. Great wings and great onion rings, with a decent selection of other bar food and beer. Service is surprisingly slow some weeknights, but on most nights the bartenders are surprisingly hospitable and efficient.  edit
  • Iris Lounge, 1524 Spring Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22102, (703) 760-9000, [4]. As far as I can tell, this place is a meat market for the over 40 crowd.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Surprisingly, especially given the fact that all the area hotels appellate "Tysons Corner" to their names, there are no hotels in the Tysons Corner proper—they are located mostly in McLean and Vienna, as well as one in Falls Church.


Get out[edit]

Great (non-chain) food is not far away. Falls Church in particular, has fabulous destination dining, just across the Beltway at 2941 Restaurant (contemporary American, and easily some of the best in the D.C. area), as well as some of the best Vietnamese food outside Vietnam, particularly at Eden Center.

Routes through Tysons Corner
BethesdaMcLean  N noframe S  MerrifieldSpringfield
WinchesterReston  W noframe E  Falls ChurchAlexandria
RestonMcLean  W noframe E  Falls ChurchEast End

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