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“The urban suburban” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reston Town Center

Reston Town Center
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
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Washington DC
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389 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“The urban suburban”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Who knew you could find an urban vibe in the very suburban Norhtern Virginia? Cool shops, great restaurants, movies, plenty of free parking and, in the winter, and outdoor skating rink. Walkable streets for window shopping, great stores for actual shopping. We like this!

Visited February 2013
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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“I love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Reston Town Center is so much fun. Whether you are looking for a casual to super fancy restaurant, an unique gift, want to ice skate or just catch a movie, this is the place to do it all.

Visited February 2013
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DC Area
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114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“A nice ex-urban place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The last review was a bit harsh perhaps. Reston Town Center is no U Street or other areas in DC... But it has some of the flavor of the DC neighborhoods.

It has it charm for dinner, a movie, and desert.... The issue is more of what what suburban vs urban dwellers are seeking. The Apple Store is my main reason to go there. As well as the cupcake shop.

Till the Metro comes in... Reston Town Center is a place for those of us in the outer burbs to feel like we have a city life....

Visited February 2013
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Washington, DC
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99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Awful planned development area”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I just don't like this kind of place. I prefer places that evolved on their own. This reeks of planned development and commercial spaces. Could not leave fast enough.

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Herndon, VA
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297 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“a nice, modern, upscale retail center to stroll, shop and eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Reston Town Center is the heart of Reston. It's where you go to stroll, shop and eat. It's where you take out-of-towners when you want to visit someplace local. It's got some nice shops, including Anthropologie (a favorite of my wife), South Moon Under (my daughter's favorite) and Apple (my favorite).

There's lots of restaurant choices, including upscale (PassionFish, Mon Ami Gabi, etc.), middle of the road (Uno Chicago Grill, Cosi, etc.) and reasonable (Chipotle, Panera Bread, etc.)

Bow Tie Cinemas recently renovated, and so the movie theatre now features stadium seating. Other entertainment is seasonal, such as outdoor concerts in the summer (Saturday evening) and ice skating in the winter.

Now understand, though I'm giving this a rating of very good, it's primarily because there really isn't much else to do with tourists in the Reston area. OK?

Visited February 2013
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