Positioned near the border of Virginia and Maryland, Tysons Corner is a laid-back township best known for its giant shopping mall, country club and surrounding national parks and gardens. Although the main township is predominantly focused on retail therapy, the surrounding region reveals museums, a water park and impressive natural spoils.
Things to do in Tysons
Head to Tysons Corner to shop up a frenzy at Tysons Corner Center, the largest shopping mall in Virginia. It features over 300 retail and dining outlets, including L.L. Bean, Fossil, Forever 21 and the world’s first-ever Apple Store. Across the road is Tysons Galleria, where you’ll find high-street stores, such as Kate Spade New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tommy Bahama.
Tysons Corner’s tremendous collection of shops is complemented by its wealth of themed and fine-dining restaurants. Try traditional Lebanese dishes at Lebanese Taverna, enjoy family-friendly Italian dining at Maggiano's Little Italy or indulge in Southern-style comfort food at Founding Farmers Tysons.
Do you love America’s great outdoors? Venture just outside Tysons Corner to discover the spectacular waterfalls, white-water rapids and immersive hiking trails at Great Falls Park. You can also explore ornamental gardens, native trees and tranquil lakes in the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.
If you’re visiting with your kids, head to Ocean Dunes Waterpark for fun water slides, a dump bucket and a large outdoor swimming pool. The kids will also enjoy a day at Jefferson District Park, where they can play on tennis and basketball courts, try miniature golf and run wild on the playground.
Getting around Tysons
Tysons Corner is about 20 minutes’ drive from Dulles International Airport and 25 minutes from Washington D.C. Tysons Corner has its own Metro station on the Silver line and is serviced by local taxis. You can easily walk around the main shopping and dining district.