Ever since its founding in 1964, the town of Reston, Virginia has since grown to be of the most popular areas in the capital region to live, play, work, as well as visit. If you are looking for a destination that does not break the bank, but offers quite an impressive variety of public parks, recreation activities and easy access to international airports, then Reston has it all for sure. Whether you plan on passing by for a day, or spending an entire weekend with your loved ones, Reston undoubtedly makes an awesome vacation destination.
Grab everyone and get playful at the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole!
If you are in search of a truly popular attraction in Reston, it has to be the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole water park, situated east of town just near the Roer’s Safari in Lax Fairfax Park. This incredibly family friendly space features showers, water slides, sprays, and flumes. It has a lazy river that is usually open every year during the summer starting on Memorial Day weekend. Just next to it is Lake Fairfax Park, which features a 20-acre lake with a diverse picnic areas, a carousel, athletic fields, campgrounds, as well as a marina that offers pedal boat and canoe rentals.
Shop till you drop at Reston Town Center
Reston Town Center is the city’s outdoor shopping center, offering visitors and residents alike several unique shops, over 20 restaurants, and an outdoor ice skating rink! This space features a huge range of family-friendly events all year round. If you are big on events, be sure to catch May’s Pet Fiesta, June’s summer concerts, Thanksgiving as well as the famous Oktoberfest.
Explore the Reston Museum for some insightful History
Run by the Reston Historic Trust, Reston Museum offers community exhibits, archives, walking tours, and public events such as the Annual Home Tour and the annual Founder’s Day festival. Long-term exhibits reconnoiter life in the community as rotating exhibits showcase the spectacular work of students of all ages.
Get lost in Nature Walker Nature Center Sanctuary
Experience nature like never before on an extensive 72-acres of hardwood forest. Here, you will get to enjoy educative and insightful recreation programs, facilities and resources, all which will leave you entertained. If you have a class or group, you can put in a special request for a special tour led by one of the highly experienced Nature experts at the center.