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“Reston Town Center, nice but mis-named”
Review of Reston Town Center

Reston Town Center
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Reston
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Princeton, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
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“Reston Town Center, nice but mis-named”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Town Center is a mixed use development (residential/retail/commercial) located in Reston, VA. The location is about all it shares with the town. The complex draws workers from a considerable distance. Since it is fully self-contained in terms of dining and other services, there really is little or no interaction with the surrounding community.

As an "outdoor mall", the dining and retail options are spectacular. My favorite restaurants are Mon Ami Gabi and McCormick & Schmick's, but I have not tried all of them as yet. The retail stores include all of those you would expect to find in an upscale mall, except the major destination stores like Bloomingdales or Macy's.

Parking is plentiful and free. The complex is easily walkable, and there is a small ice skating rink in front of Panera Bread in season, with its own miniature zamboni. (I've walked by it and watched the skaters, but not used it myself.)

The Center is largely business-oriented during daytime, although you will see residents walking dogs and that sort of thing. Evenings, it turns into a trendy hot spot. You actually can see the transition in the parking garages, as one set goes home and the other set arrives.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Very Convenient”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Several restaurants/bars within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency, and also a movie theater, and a small ice skating rink.

Visited February 2013
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Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Level 6 Contributor
332 reviews
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“Just average”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Just a amalgamation of shops and restaurants that can be found in any mid- to large-sized city in the country. It's exactly as expected.

Visited February 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Plenty of restaurants and bars all with in walking distance of each other. Something for everyone. Parking is not a problem, free ramps.

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC
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127 attraction reviews
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“The urban suburban”
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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