What to Do around The Westin Reston Heights
Collected by Westin AFAR
Home to high-rise buildings, quirky boutiques, swank lounges, and family-friendly restaurants, Reston, Virginia, is a place you can easily shop or eat your way around. Head to the revamped Reston Town Center to pick up the latest fashion trends or check out local art on Lake Anne.
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812, USA
This quirky, cupcake-looking structure is Feather Tree Hill Yurt, art studio of Alana Maubury Hunter since 1998. The part plastered with bits and pieces of paper is the front door! It’s located on the grounds of Glen Echo Park, and Alana Maubury...
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...
11401 N Shore Dr, Reston, VA 20190, USA
You don’t have to splurge on expensive meals to have some of the Reston's best food; just head to the Reston Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Lake Anne Plaza. Most vendors are all set up by about 8 a.m. and stay there until noon, depending on...
4305, 1639 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190, USA
A great way to learn about Reston’s history is by visiting the Reston Historic Trust (Reston Museum). Founded in 1996, this nonprofit organization continues to be an innovative influence on the local community. The Reston Museum & Shop offers...
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Many people visiting Reston for the first time spend most of their day shopping or eating at restaurants. However, there are several outdoor excursions that offer great views of the area. Lake Fairfax is one of the best examples of this. Unless...
11921 Freedom Dr, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Owners Michael Barry and Leslie Combemale sure know their art trivia. Barry is a composer and musician who graduated from the Corcoran School of Art, and Combemale has been working in the animation field since 1988. The gallery features original...
12001 Market St #103, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Founded in 1974, GreaterRestonArtsCenter, or GRACE as it's more commonly called, promotes visual arts through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events. Although it was originally located in the Lake Anne Village Center, it's now...
Billy Goat Trail Section A, Potomac, MD 20854, USA
One of my favorite short hikes in the D.C. area, the Billy Goat Trail winds along the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O Canal) and the Potomac River offering scenic vistas and beautiful floral and woodland surroundings. The trail lies where the actual old...
11900 Market St, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Reston Town Center is undoubtedly one of the area’s top attractions. Growing up just a few towns away, I spent many weekends shopping with my friends here. The town center is completely walkable, and during the winter months, there is a large ice...
11903 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190, USA
This family owned and operated shop has one of the largest and arguably one of the best selections of cigar and hookah products in the area. The place has been around for nearly twenty years, and even if you're not a smoker yourself, it's an...
11150 Sunset Hills Rd #110, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Thinking of biking your way through Reston Town Center? If so, make sure to stop by the Bike Lane for rentals and other miscellaneous items, like cycling gloves, socks, shoes, and helmets. Keep and eye out for sales while you're there.
9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA
Just a few short miles off of the Capital Beltway, nestled along a winding wooded road, Great Falls National Park is a nearby haven for nature-seeking Washingtonians. Here, the Potomac River floods into the Mather Gorge, creating breathtaking...
11838 Spectrum Center, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Even the most energetic traveler needs a break every once in a while. When you’re all shopped out, relax at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, and indulge in one of their luxurious treatments. Choose from a menu of signature services, including...
1818 Discovery St, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Regardless of what time of year you visit Reston, there is always something going on in Reston Town Center’s Open Air Pavillion. During the winter months, a large ice rink becomes one of the most popular gathering spots, with skaters young and old...
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...
1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA 20190, USA
During the winter season, Reston Town Center gets all decked out for the holidays, which is best showcased through their large outdoor ice-rink. However, if you visit during the summer or any other season of the year, you can always put your...
11450 State Rte 4721, Reston, VA 20191, USA
There's nothing quite like a nature walk to jumpstart your day. Walker Nature Center is open year-round and has several trails to walk at your leisure. They also offer free parking, so you don't need to worry about finding a space. The center...
1609 Washington Plaza W, Reston, VA 20190, USA
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,...
1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182, USA
You don’t have to book an African safari to see zebras and monkeys up close. The Reston Zoo is a fun excursion for families, open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week, and until 5 p.m. on weekends. Children naturally flock to the...
2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA 20191, USA
Reston Community Center has some great resources for people interested in the arts, the Jo Ann Rose Gallery in the Lake Anne Village Center being one of them. Throughout the year you can stop by to see new art exhibitions and get to know the local...
4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Need to escape the crowds on the Mall? Need a break from seeing one museum after another? Tired from wandering through the monuments? Then head to Fletcher’s Cove which is part of the C&O Canal National Historical Park and be surrounded by trees...
2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
North of Georgetown, nestled on 5.5 acres of woods and gardens, this obscure museum is the former mansion of Geico Insurance executive and avid art collector David Lloyd Kreeger and his wife, Carmen. Designed and built by renowned architect Philip...
4798 Western Avenue Northwest, Bethesda, MD 20816, USA
As a licensed guide for Washington, D.C., I've often been asked what the oldest monument in the city is. Well, may I present to you one of 40 sandstone monuments, and also the oldest in the U.S. Dubbed the Boundary Stones, they were placed in 1791...
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