In addition to Reston Town Center, Lake Anne Plaza is another excellent area to dip your toes in Reston's local culture. Comprised of restaurants serving both ethnic and American food, vintage and consignment shops, and recreational facilities, it's easy to spend an entire day here.
Lake Anne is actually modeled after a coastal village in Italy and hosts several festivals and concerts throughout the year. Shop at the seasonal Farmer's Market or get physical with a leisurely paddleboat ride on the lake. You'll get a unique taste of Reston, as many of the shops and restaurants are independently owned.