Tysons Corner Mall offers some of the best shopping in suburban Washington DC, and you don’t have to go far to find it. All you need to do is cross the Potomac River via Interstate 495, heading straight to to the retail destination in Fairfax County, officially outside Vienna and McLean. The largest mall in the Baltimore-Washington metro was one of the first in the region as soon as it opened. It’s since been upgraded to make the shopping experience even bigger and better. When you add in the upscale Tysons Galleria, and you have one of the best places in the commonwealth for Virginia shopping.
The original mall has evolved into a full-service shopping destination just minutes from the monuments and museums of Washington, D.C.. The collection of stores and restaurants within Tysons Corner Center is unmatched in the surrounding area, from the Apple Store to Zales. Anchor stores Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom are accompanied by 300 more specialty boutiques and eateries. If you’re looking for the latest fashions, you’ll have to visit Michael Kors, West Elm or A/X Armani Exchange. When you’re ready to put your feet up, you could head to the movies or one of the dozen full-service restaurants and additional cafe.
The other Tysons Corner mall, the Galleria, adds to your options. This nearby mall also has a Macy’s, along with a Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Nieman Marcus and a Ritz Carlton hotel. Its smaller stores include such luminaries as Cartier, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton, accompanied by gourmet restaurants and lounges.
Both of the malls offer shopping packages, gift cards and other perks for shoppers all close to several hotels and public transportation. If you have a few extra minutes, don’t miss the chance to visit Great Falls, a national park and where the Potomac River tumbles and falls into one scenic wonder.