Tysons CornerFairfax County, Northern Virginia. It is best known for its shopping malls and restaurants.
By public transport
WMATA, which operates the DC Metrorail, operates several stations in Tysons. For more information on riding the Metrorail, see Washington DC#Get_In
By carThere is plenty of free parking. Tysons is conveniently located right by the intersection of I-495 (the Capital Beltway), I-66, and VA-295.
Tysons is small enough to get around on foot, although it is quite auto-friendly.
phone: +1 703 847-7300address: 1961 Chain Bridge RdUnless you are here on business, it's rare to visit anything other than the huge mall itself. At 2.2 million square feet, this massive mall is among the largest in America, and includes a torrent of higher end and traditional mall anchors such as Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Nordstrom, a large AMC theater, an expansive Barnes & Noble bookstore, and Bloomingdale's. It also has destination retailers such as an Apple store, a Microsoft store, and a Tesla store. Also, there is a new skating rink 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). The skate rental shop is inside the mall on level 2 near Lord & Taylor.
phone: +1 703 827-7730address: 2001 International DrLocated right next to the much larger and prominent Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Galleria stands at a smaller 800,000 square feet figure and is home to super high end brands and luxury retailers such as Chanel, Versace, David Yurman, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Juicy Couture, Burberry, and Gucci. It is a higher-end mall alternative to the more middle-class oriented Tysons Corner Center.
phone: +1 703 442-8384address: 1960 Chain Bridge RdJust 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.
phone: +1 703 288-3852address: 7863L Tysons Corner CenterFresh grill and wine bar offering a seasonally inspired menu and international wine list.
phone: +1 703 356-1440address: 7860 Tysons Corner CenterSpecializes in fresh fish and seafood options, but also happy to serve you a burger and beer.
Many of the hotels that include "Tysons Corner" in their names are actually located in McLean and Vienna, as well as one in Falls Church.
phone: +1 703 790-0207address: 1960-A Chain Bridge RdA big Marriott with conference facilities.
phone: +1 703 847-5000address: 7920 Jones Branch RdA notable, if not that huge, step up from the Courtyard.
phone: +1 703 506-4300address: 1700 Tysons BlvdThe one four-diamond hotel anywhere in the area. It's the Ritz; it's nice.
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.