The ultimate “edge city,” Tysons Corner bustles during the day but empties out at night – five times as many people work in this affluent business region as live here. Ambitions urban planners aim to change that, with massive housing developments in the works along the brand-new Silver Line.
This extension of the Washington Metro will integrate Tysons more closely with the capital, as well as create a denser, vibrant city in its own right (and lessen car traffic). For now, hotel guests here are probably on a business trip – many prominent finance, telecom and technology companies are based in Tysons Corner. The town is also a major shopping destination for the D.C. metro area, with three large and popular malls.
After work, hop the Metro to downtown Washington, DC to pay a visit to the White House, hobnob with politicos on Capitol Hill and explore the museums and monuments of the National Mall. Dine in style, then pop back to Tysons for a good night’s sleep.