The 10 Best Things to Do in Annandale, United States

October 22, 2017 Madelene Haan

Annandale in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Nature & Wildlife Areas. Discover best things to do in Annandale with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Annandale

1. Hidden Oaks Nature Center

7701 Royce St, Annandale, VA 22003-1575 +1 703-941-1065
Excellent
57%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Hands-on nature exhbits, live turtles and snakes, dress up, nature programs, hiking trails, butterfly crossing

Reviewed By Norma Jo S - Annandale, Virginia

It's nice to have a place like Hidden Oaks as part of the county park system. For one thing, it has preserved some beautiful hilly land from the developers, in a heavily populated area. It is also a free, educational destination for children that does not involve some commercial enterprise or pop culture. Preschoolers and elementary age kids can enjoy the hands-on learning in the nature center, including a faux treehouse, live turtles and snakes, displays of local wildlife. You can take advantage of guided, scheduled activities inside or on the numerous trails of the property. There are nearby swings, play equipment, and picnic areas. Check their website or call for scheduled free activities.

2. Lake Accotink Park

7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150-3644 +1 703-569-0285
Excellent
39%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Lake Accotink Park

Outside D.C. in Northern Virginia. Tour boat rides, pedal boat rentals, carousel, beach front, playground equipment, hiking trails, snack bar, etc.

Reviewed By Willem K

My wife and I drove here for a wonderful fall hike around the lake. Also a great place to walk your dog. We the hike around the lake is pretty neat, but also pretty long - there's no real shortcut. Great for running too, if you like the running on terrain that's a bit rougher.

3. Lincoln Memorial

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (202) 426-6841
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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. Eden Center

6751 Wilson Blvd # 6799, Falls Church, VA 22044-3302 +1 703-204-4600
Excellent
24%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

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.

5. Huntley Meadows Park

3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306-2060 +1 703-768-2525
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Huntley Meadows Park

Reviewed By johnoO3567AS - Springfield, United States

The walkway through the wetlands provides the opportunity to see a good sampling of Virginia's most beautiful wildlife. In a single hour you can see otter, beaver, kingfishers, pileated woodpeckers, Cooper's hawks, deer, ducks, geese, redwing blackbirds, hummingbirds and lots of other wildlife. In the Summer, bring some DEET because you might run into some biting flies on the woodland paths on the way to the walkways.

6. Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211 +1 877-907-8585
Excellent
89%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Tomb of the Unknowns

Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honors unidentified American soldiers from the two World Wars and the Korean War.

Reviewed By Heather G - Anderson, Indiana

Great experience with teenagers. Arrived and waited forty-five minutes for the next changing of the guards and it was worth the wait.

7. NRA National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550 +1 703-267-1600
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 336 reviews

NRA National Firearms Museum

Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.

Reviewed By D2821ITroberts - Heathsville, Virginia

Even if you don’t support the 2nd Amendment the history of firearms is spectacular. Those who enjoy firearms will be amazed at the inventory and match grade guns on display along with write ups and brief history of the weapons on display.
If you have ever just seen in a book guns this museum gives you up close looks of weapons from their inception.
Make sure you a lot three or more hours as you wonder the museum at your own pace and get a history lesson along your tour.

8. Arlington National Cemetery

Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211 +1 877-907-8585
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

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.

9. Celtic Journeys - Private Day Tours

7109 Village Dr, Annandale, VA 22003-3135
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

Celtic Journeys - Private Day Tours

Reviewed By PJMtraveller - Seattle, Washington

Celtic Journeys is a travel planning service that offers fully escorted tours as well as private travel planning.

I recently took one of Celtic Journeys' escorted themed tours (this one being the Outlander tour in Scotland). Judy offers amazing customer service at all stages of travel planning. Great communication, assistance with travel logistics and travel tips, and well organized tour. Other friends had taken this tour and recommended it. A variety of high quality lodgings (including 2 nights in the exquisite Culloden House near Inverness). Can't see how the experience could have been improved upon. Another friend has utilized Celtic Journeys to plan an independent tour in northern Ireland, and reported a wonderful experience.

10. Springfield Town Center

6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150-1706 +1 703-971-3738
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

Springfield Town Center

Reviewed By John C - Burke, VA, United States

My expectations were not high since this was fast food but Thai Max fell way below them. The Pad Thai was bland, almost tasteless. Seafood tasted fishy. There's a reason this place has the shortest line in the food court.

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