Located in Northern Virginia, Vienna is an attractive destination for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, historical attractions, high-end dining and shopping. Nature lovers can explore the many trails at Wolf Trap National Park or visit the Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, which puts on regular family-friendly performances. Reston Zoo is a great family-friendly attraction where visitors can pet and feed animals. History buffs will enjoy Freeman House, a general store and museum that dates back to the Civil War.
In 2013, Vienna ranked third on Money magazine's list of the 100 best places to live, largely because of its high-quality schools and its thriving downtown business district. Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) are both within a 30-minute drive of Vienna. While Vienna is a small town with less than 20,000 residents, it is only 13 miles away from the major metropolis of Washington, D.C. Vienna has a downtown Metro station that offers quick rail transport into the nation's capital. Visitors to the area may find it beneficial to rent a car.
Fairfax Square in downtown Vienna is a popular spot for nightlife, dining and hotels. The Shops at Fairfax Square feature high-end shops for even the most discerning fashion connoisseurs. The Square is also home to a Equinox fitness center.