10 Things to Do in Falls Church That You Shouldn't Miss

February 28, 2018 Alida England

Falls Church is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,332. The estimated population in 2015 was 13,892. Falls Church is included in the Washington metropolitan area. Falls Church has the lowest level of poverty of any independent city or county in the United States.
Restaurants in Falls Church

1. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182-1643 +1 703-255-1900
Excellent
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4.5 based on 587 reviews

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

The only national park dedicated to the performing arts, with spaces for indoor and outdoor performances.

Reviewed By Alberta S - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We went with a group of friends and sat upstairs in the balcony are. These were perfect seats, you could see everything with no obstruction. This is not a large building so the performance was intimate. Loved the rustic atmosphere.
This was a great location for a music performance.
The seating was comfortable. Parking was easy.

2. Eden Center

6751 Wilson Blvd # 6799, Falls Church, VA 22044-3302 +1 703-204-4600
Excellent
24%
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47%
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4 based on 54 reviews

Eden Center

Reviewed By pierre20639 - Huntingtown, Maryland

Benn years since I was in Korean and miss much of the food. Great place to go if you know what your are looking for or have someone who speaks Korean to assist you. Horrible traffic in the area.

3. Lincoln Memorial

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (202) 426-6841
Excellent
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Lincoln Memorial

Reviewed By internationalmama - Wooster, Ohio

We took our friend from Zambia to DC, and she was so interested in seeing the Lincoln Memorial, as this President is known world-wide. I'd been there previously, but visiting again gave me a new appreciation for the simple beauty, something President Lincoln would have loved. It's a great place to bring families to talk about the price that was paid to keep this country unified.

4. Arlington National Cemetery

Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211 +1 877-907-8585
Excellent
81%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Arlington National Cemetery

Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame.

Reviewed By JWWA - Everett, Washington

We took the Metro over to the cemetery and just found our way to the places we wanted to see. Since most people go to the same spots it was easier to navigate since we just followed the crowd.

You will need to bring your patience for being around the school groups. They were a little rowdy and sometimes it was the chaperones being loud too.

Anyone that isn’t in good shape to do all the walking up hills may want to take a tram. It will be a while before I beat the number of floors my iPhone says we did as we walked that day.

5. Korean War Veterans Memorial

10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002 +1 202-426-6841
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Korean War Veterans Memorial

This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat.

Reviewed By LizNnawlins - New Orleans, Louisiana

We saw this during a night tour and there was no lighting near the statues. I have pictures from my oldest daughter's night tour a few years back that showed subtle light cast on the statues at night. There was trash among the statues too. I hope this is just out of the ordinary and that this memorial gets as much attention as any other. Don't let my review discourage you from seeing it, even with neglect it is a powerful tribute.

6. Tysons Corner Center

1961 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102-4501 +1 703-893-9401
Excellent
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4.5 based on 331 reviews

Tysons Corner Center

As one of the top 10 shopping centers in the country, Tysons Corner Center offers an unbeatable mix of more than 300 department and specialty stores. Tysons' "who's who" of retailers includes Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, American Girl, L.L. Bean, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Michael Kors, Lacoste, Spanx, Apple, The Disney Store and more. Tysons Corner Center also offers a 16-screen stadium seating and IMAX 3D AMC Theatre, fine and casual dining restaurants, a food court and a National Geographic sponsored children's play area. The new outdoor Plaza at Tysons Corner hosts events throughout the year and provides a number of eateries with cafe seating. The new 310 room luxury Hyatt Regency Hotel at Tysons Corner Center is the perfect respite from a busy day of shopping.

Reviewed By Rita of the River - Severna Park, Maryland

Used to live near Tysons and thought nothing of running there after work to just browse. But with traffic and parking and having moved it had been awhile. So my recent trip was a treat which did not disappoint. My favorite store Nordstrom was first stop because they have the best selection of shoes to fit any foot. And I can always find upscale clothes there. But really any store has great clothes - I found great clothes at Talbots's and Lord and Taylor's. And my husband even wanted to go by Macy's. Instead of going through all the stores we visited (including LL Bean), just go and walk around. Watch the food prep on the upper level looking down on the scene. Fascinating. And don't miss the Tesla store where you can sit in a Tesla. Watch a movie at the theaters and eat at a good restaurant. You can spend a day there.

7. The Falls Church

150 S Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046-2929 +1 703-532-7600
Excellent
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

The Falls Church

Reviewed By Sundncr - Washington DC, District of Columbia

If you are from Arlington County, you will understand. It is a pretty strict rule, specially when coming off I-66. Excellent neighborhood abutting Arlington. I-66 separates the two cities. The main street is Broad street. It has a few reasonable hotels/motels on the main strip. Will be useful for budget minded tourists. A theaters that has many tribute band performance located just off Broad street. A wonderful beach shack is located next door. Recently, Broad street is gentrifying, with new developments and expensive restaurants coming up. There are many stately homes either side of Broad street.

8. U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211 +1 703-289-2500
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag.

Reviewed By Sharpattack - Ireland

As war memorials and monuments go this is a truly evocative one. Perhaps the Marines most famous one but the inscriptions around the plinth show that it is dedicated to the corps rather than that one battle. Well worth seeing

9. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126 +1 202-488-0400
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Tickets are only needed from March 1 to August 31 to visit the Museum's Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. Exhibitions Include: Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust Spanning three floors, the self-guided Permanent Exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust and features historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Personal objects and the concluding eyewitness testimonies highlight the stories of individuals. Recommended for ages 11 or older. The Portal: A Real-Time Conversation with People Forced to Flee Persecution The Shared Studios Portal allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with someone in another part of the world-as if you are standing in the same room. Through this installation, visitors will be able to converse in real time with displaced persons or refugees in Iraq, Jordan, and Germany Remember the Children: Daniel's Story Representing the experiences of many Jewish children during the Nazi era, "Daniel" narrates through his diary the history of the Holocaust in ways that children can understand. Recreated environments present life in a middle-class German home, in a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, and finally at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The exhibition is explicit without being graphic. Recommended for ages 8 or older. Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust addresses one of the central questions about the Holocaust: How was it possible? The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators' dependence on countless others for the execution of Nazi racial policies. Within Nazi Germany and across German-dominated Europe, circles of collaboration and complicity rippled throughout governments and societies wherever victims of persecution and mass murder lived.

Reviewed By jamusaba - Florida

Graphic description and historical account of the racial atrocities committed by the Nazi’s during WW II. Starts with the history of the rise of the Nazi Party and Hitler in Germany and their sweeping expansion throughout continental Europe and their inhuman treatment of the Jewish peoples in concentration camps. The graphics pull no punches and it is impossible to leave this memorial/ museum unmoved.

10. Cherry Hill Farmhouse

312 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046-3301 +1 703-248-5171
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4 based on 18 reviews

Cherry Hill Farmhouse

The farmhouse was built in 1845 and is furnished in a mid-19th century style to reflect the period when it was a 73 acre farm. There is also an original timber barn on the property. Both structures are in Cherry Hill park in the heart of the City of Falls Church.

Reviewed By QuickWhitTravel - Washington DC, District of Columbia

What a great house! So many house museums in this area show how the elite lived, but this house is unique in that it housed a "regular" family of the time who didn't have servants and who ran their farm themselves. Rachel was an excellent, professional, and knowledgeable guide who was able to tailor the tour to my interests and answer my questions. I recommend a visit!

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