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Herndon is part of Fairfax County and a 10-minute drive from DCA. Shopping hubs Reston Town Center and Dulles Town Center are nearby and many residents head to Washington, DC for work or play. Herndon offers visitors culture, cuisine and off-the-beaten path adventure.
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2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171, USA
If you've ever wondered what life on the farm was like for people during the 1920s-1950s, Frying Pan Farm Park gives you a glimpse into just that. The park is open everyday from dawn to dusk and is part of the Floris Community in Fairfax County....
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ArtSpace, 750 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
This community gallery was created for artists and art lovers in Herndon and the surrounding areas. Many of the featured artists and photographers are local, and it's an ideal way for them to get their work "out there" and into the hands of...
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269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Open for more than 25 years (and formerly called The Elden Street Players until 2013), NextStop Theatre Company puts on live performances throughout the year. Right now, the theater has a few shows going on including The 39 Steps, Jacob Marley's...
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15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20120, USA
Cox Farm is located in Centerville, very close to Herndon, and is considered to be one of the best family farms in the area. Kids usually have the most fun getting to see the alpacas, rabbits, chickens, goats, and other animals up close. There are...
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760 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
For a slightly more upscale dinner option, head to Herndon's Ice House Cafe and Oyster Bar. They've been open since 1979, and their food balances innovation with classic tastes. Friday and Saturday nights are probably the best days to go, because...
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2338 Woodland Crossing Dr, Herndon, VA 20171, USA
Kumo Sushi has a fairly extensive menu, ranging from sushi bar appetizers and salads to curry chicken entrees and special rolls. Like many other popular joints in Herndon, this place fills up fast during the busy lunch hours, so keep that in mind...
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394 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Using fresh ingredients and Halal meats, Charcoal Kabob Restaurant serves authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Most entrées come with a side, and the portions are generous. Try the soft naan bread and the chickpeas. Charcoal Kabob serves lamb,...
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2403 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171, USA
Stone's Cove adds a little innovation into your dinner. Their Kitbar is designed like a kitchen and a bar, allowing patrons to be right in the middle of all the excitement. The communal setup creates a friendly and party atmosphere, which is...
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2501 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171, USA
The menu at this hole-in-the-wall restaurant might strike you as a bit odd at first, but as you'll quickly find out, this is all part of its charm. Try the cajun barbecue shrimp, or the hearty shellfish gumbo, or simply ask your server if you're...
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754 Elden St #102, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
This good old-fashioned Irish pub is perfect for a night out with friends, or for an event. This is the second location for owners Karen (maiden name O'Sullivan) and Anselm Griffiths, who moved from County Kerry, Ireland to the United States in...
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1106 Herndon Pkwy, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Thai Tada is a local favorite for authentic Thai cuisine. The lunch special menu includes a bowl of soup with chicken and mushrooms, a spring roll, and an entrée. Otherwise, you can order from the main menu. Try the crispy duck specialties, and...
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2445 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171, USA
If you think Washington, D.C. is the only place to party, you probably haven’t checked out Herndon’s Breakers Sky Lounge. During their happy hour you can score tasty quesadillas and well drinks for a few dollars (beers sell for as little as $1 per...
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697 Spring St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Voted Northern Virginia's "Kings of the Wings" for two years straight, you can order their Classic Buffalo Wings mild, medium, hot, or "suicidal" if you are feeling daring. Their Chili-Mac is homemade with Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, and...
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645 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
India might be a distant destination for Herndon residents, but Angeethi bridges that gap with its flavorful Indian cuisine. Vegetarian appetizers like Sabzi Pakora, Chili Pakora, and Aloo Tikka are $4, while entrées hover around $15 making this...
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11801 Leesburg Pike, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Perfect for the whole family, Woody's Golf Range gives you access to a driving range, miniature golf course, batting cages and more. You can sign up for private, semi-private and group golf courses. If you're in town for a few weeks, consider...
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1042 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Don't come to Guapo's unless you're ready for a Mexican feast. Try their crunchy chicken tacos or munch on their tasty fried yucca. Lunch at Guapo's can get crowded, but the service is fast, so you won't be waiting too long for your meal. This...
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284 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
You don't have to be on a budget to enjoy a visit to N'Used. One of the best things about this consignment store is that things are generally organized, which can easily cut your time in half. Items rotate seasonally, so you never really know what...
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715 Pine St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Despite living in a digital age, it's hard to deny the beauty of intricately designed watches and clocks. Far from typical, Herndon Clock & Watch is one of the most respected stores in the area for its craft. Selling and repairing everything from...
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11962 Market St, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Lou Lou Boutique is actually located in Reston Town Center, just a short drive away from Herndon. If you're looking for contemporary fashion shops this is the place to go. Shop for bracelets, necklaces, jewelry, bags, and other colorful...
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316 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Walking and travel go hand in hand so comfortable shoes are a must. The Montague family has a few different locations in the Northern Virginia/DC area and Herndon is one of them. Birkenstock sandals and Dansko clogs are sold here among other...
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1623 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Used bookstores are becoming far and few, which makes Reston's Used Book Shop all the more special. The shop is located in Reston, on historic Lake Anne, and is a short drive away from Herndon. The charming shop is owned by Bud and Susan Burwell,...
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2001 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA
Tysons Galleria is the cream of the crop when it comes to fashion. In this larger-than-life indoor mall you'll find Ann Taylor, Gucci, and The Cheesecake Factory under one roof. With the endless selection of stores, bars, and restaurants at your...
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336 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
The Boutique Bakeshop sells Breakfast "Bakeshop Boxes" every morning, but you must order your box before 3 p.m. the day before. Otherwise, you can always just stop by and order a la carte from the menu of sweet tasting cakes and cupcakes. The...
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12018 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191, USA
Short for "Bakery Loaves and Cafe Leaves," this is a quiet and cozy cafe where you can sit and enjoy your morning cup of coffee. The owners are dedicated to serving quality food at a low price, and they do a good job of that. All items, including...
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275 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Ethiopia may be thousands of miles away from Herndon, but you won't feel that way at Warka Ethiopian Restaurant. Most of the food is made using locally sourced ingredients, many of them organic and gluten-free. Lunch and dinner entrées hover...
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300 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Start your morning off with a fresh bagel and a hot cup of coffee at Bagel Cafe. The staff here always seem to be in a good mood, and they aren't pushy if you're unsure of what to order. Breakfast is their busy time of the day, but you can also...
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2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171, USA
Padella is located within the Westin hotel and serves traditional Italian cuisine and wines from around the world. The name Padella stems from Chef Luca's traditions in the culinary space, and also from Virginia's "Frying Pan" District, which...
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283 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
This accurately named restaurant wants to satisfy all your cravings. They offer cuisines from all corners of the globe, including Thailand, India, the Philippines, Mexico, and the Caribbean. They also have enough vegetarian options on the menu to...
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6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101, USA
I visited Claude Moore Colonial Farm several times as a child and was always surprised by how dedicated the "characters" are to their role. The farm depicts life in 1771, and it really feels like you are stepping back in time. Everything, from the...
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21100 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
There are plenty of restaurants in Herndon, but you might just appreciate your dinner more if you cook it yourself. Cookology is located at Dulles Town Center and offers interactive cooking classes to sharpen your skills in a safe and encouraging...
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21100 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
Exploring Herndon and the surrounding areas by bike is a picturesque way to get your bearings. Dulles Town Center is about 10 minutes from the airport and the most accessible destination for shopping. This is an ideal stopping point to shop and...
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14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA
See space artifacts like a Concorde, a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and the space shuttle Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy Center. You can also see the Washington Dulles International Airport from the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which offers a...
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21593 Jesse Ct, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
Play an exciting game of mini-golf with fountains, moguls, and stone traps to look out for along the way. There are also batting cages with 13 machine areas for adults to practice their golf swing. If the whole family is looking for something...
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777 Lynn St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Every Thursday from May through October local venders are up bright and early to sell their fresh produce, meats, baked goods and other items. Many times, chefs from nearby restaurants stop by to feature their latest dishes. Sample everything from...