Having the best of both worlds, historic avenues and city life, Herndon sits 35 minutes west of our nation's capital. Walking tours, museums and art galleries are just a few of the entertainment options that are available. Frying Pan Park is one of the featured attractions in this town. The park recreates 1920s-1940s rural America which includes the arrival of the tractor, milking machine, and mechanical baler. Not only does the farm feature the historic upbringing of technology, but is also known for housing farm animals, such as pigs, cows, peacocks, chickens, and other livestock. The park also offers horseback riding lessons, classes, and workshops.
Although the town of Herndon can present itself as a small, historic town, it is also known as a big city through its features. Over 100 different restaurants are available, with one of its most popular being an american bar and pub, Stone's Cove Kitbar. Stone's Cove Kitbar prepares fresh and delicious food right in front of you as you can enjoy drinks from their unique bar.
Located just miles away for shoppers and food lovers, Reston Town Center is very attractive. Quickly approaching 40 restaurants and 40 shops shows that this town center has it all.
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- Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano - Authentic Italian cuisine and located in historic Herndon. Zeffirelli was the winner of the 2015 diners' choice award by OpenTable.
- Virginia Kitchen - The friendly atmosphere and camaraderie that has developed between longtime staff and customers has led many people to liken the Virginia Kitchen to a daytime version of the television show "Cheers"
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Commuting is a big part of the Metropolitan D.C. life. Whether through public transportation, carpooling, or leaving for work in the early morning hours, Northern Virginian’s are always looking for ways to beat the traffic. Here are some ideas to make your commute a little bit easier.
Luckily, Fairfax County is a commuter friendly community. It’s close proximity to Washington, D.C. provides many outlets for creative commuting. Check out the Fairfax County Department of Transportation page for information on getting around by metro, bus, biking, carpooling, or even walking.
Additionally, this commuter website suggests tips for how to feel comfortable with ride sharing.
Schools and Education:
The Fairfax County school system is known for its dedication to quality education and diversity. They’re nationally recognized, and offer some of the best programs in alternative and non-traditional schooling as well as special education and adult education.
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