Another one of Virginia's huge shopping centers, the Tysons Corner Mall in McLean boasts over 250 specialty stores, several department stores, and tons of eateries to choose from. The average shopper may even have trouble deciding where to go first in this monstrosity of a mall.
The kids (including Big Kids) will benefit from a trip to the Disney Store, where stuffed characters, clothing, and precious items featuring Disney characters abound. From there, skip over to the Discovery Channel Store where every toy and book is interesting and educational at the same time. Things Remembered sells sentimental gifts, most of which can be engraved, to commemorate any special occasion. And B. Dalton Booksellers is a paradise for the avid reader.
After a long day of shopping, patrons of the Tysons Corner Mall are sure to be hungry. For a sit down, full service eating experience, the California Pizza Kitchen offers a casual sit down atmosphere, while the famed Rainforest Cafe is a treat with its jungle themed entertainment and animatronics creatures. Be prepared for animal noises (anything from gorillas to crocodiles could be heard in this creative setting), as well as realistic lightning and thunderous sound effects. If you are in more of a hurry and wish to eat on the go, counter service is offered at several favored locations, such as the KFC/Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express, McDonald's, and the Steak Escape at Tysons Corner Mall.
Mall hours are from 10:00am to 9:30pm on Monday through Saturday, and from 11:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday, although department store hours often vary. Tysons Corner Mall is sure to provide a memorable shopping experience for those who take the time to stop in and walk the expanse, so do not forget to work a trip to the massive shopping center into your busy schedule.
Anchor Shops: Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Hecht's, LL Bean, Lord & Taylor