The Best of Falls Church

Netanya Trimboli

I love where I live and think it's a great place to raise a family. Just 15 minutes from DC, there's great food, fun playgrounds, and even some vibey spots. #SeekerChallenge

  • Peking Gourmet Inn in Virginia, United States

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      It doesn't look like much from the street, but when you walk in this bustling restaurant goes on for days. It looks and feels like it's out of San Francisco. You'll find large round tables designed for sharing food and Peking Duck being paraded around, which is a must try. The portions are huge and this place is best enjoyed with a group. Past presidents and other high profile celebs have all eaten here.

  • Elephant Jumps in Virginia, United States

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      There are a lot of OK Thai places in Falls Church, but this one is actually really good! It's the most authentic and everything is delicious.

  • Pizzeria Orso in Virginia, United States

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      This unassuming restaurant has authentic Italian cuisine - including amazing wood fired pizza - at totally reasonable prices. (i.e. $13 for a gourmet pie) They also have an expansive outdoor patio and are very kid-friendly.

  • Big Chimneys Park in Virginia, United States

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      This is a state of the art park in a community setting. Opened in 2021, this park has the coolest equipment and everyone is super friendly. It looks small from the outside, but there's so much to keep the kids entertained.

  • Dominion Wine and Beer in Virginia, United States

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      From the outside it looks like just another beer and wine store. But inside is a hidden door that leads upstairs to an amazing restaurant. The food is so good, but with very reasonable prices. For covid, they opened a "beer garden" in the parking lot, and it's been really well received, so maybe it will stick around...

  • Tuckahoe Park in Virginia, United States

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      This tucked away park is newly updated, complete with an astro turf lawn, so it never gets muddy or too dirty. There's a lot of fun equipment for kids to climb on, even though it's rather small.

  • Open Road Merrifield in Virginia, United States

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      The food is descent, but the vibe is what makes this place. They give you free popcorn when you arrive, and you'll find tons of tvs with live sports, as well as live music on the weekends.

  • Lil City Creamery in Virginia, United States

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      This little hole in the wall features locally made ice cream that is rich and delicious! Right in the center of downtown, it's a great place to hit up after dinner.

  • State Theatre in Virginia, United States

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      This small venue attracts some top talent, as well as a variety of fun tribute bands. Music lovers come from near and far to enjoy this intimate venue.

  • Clare & Don's Beach Shack in Virginia, United States

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      This restaurant is best enjoyed on warmer days to take advantage of their expansive outdoor patio and live music. With a beachy vibe be, this local favorite will make you forget you're in downtown Falls Church. The food is ok, but the vibe makes it worth it!

  • Cherry Hill Park in Virginia, United States

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      This recently-updated park features an expansive playground, as well as a volleyball court, tennis courts, basketball courts, and open field. Adjacent is the regionally-famous farmers market that takes place on Saturdays.

  • Mosaic District in Virginia, United States

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      This is an upscale shopping district, with a distinct gathering spot in the center of it all. You'll find a large astro turf field there, where pick up games of soccer (by kids) happen on the regular. A large tv screen is overhead, where they play movies and live sporting events, and to the side of the field is a water fountain designed for kids to play in it. The rest of the district is lined with boutique shops and great restaurants, both fancy and casual.

  • Peking Gourmet Inn

    It doesn't look like much from the street, but when you walk in this bustling restaurant goes on for days. It looks and feels like it's out of San Francisco. You'll find large round tables designed for sharing food and Peking Duck being paraded around, which is a must try. The portions are huge and this place is best enjoyed with a group. Past presidents and other high profile celebs have all eaten here.

    August 9, 2021
  • Elephant Jumps

    There are a lot of OK Thai places in Falls Church, but this one is actually really good! It's the most authentic and everything is delicious.

    August 9, 2021
  • Pizzeria Orso

    This unassuming restaurant has authentic Italian cuisine - including amazing wood fired pizza - at totally reasonable prices. (i.e. $13 for a gourmet pie) They also have an expansive outdoor patio and are very kid-friendly.

    August 9, 2021
  • Big Chimneys Park

    This is a state of the art park in a community setting. Opened in 2021, this park has the coolest equipment and everyone is super friendly. It looks small from the outside, but there's so much to keep the kids entertained.

    March 8, 2021
  • Dominion Wine and Beer

    From the outside it looks like just another beer and wine store. But inside is a hidden door that leads upstairs to an amazing restaurant. The food is so good, but with very reasonable prices. For covid, they opened a "beer garden" in the parking lot, and it's been really well received, so maybe it will stick around...

    January 20, 2021
  • Tuckahoe Park

    This tucked away park is newly updated, complete with an astro turf lawn, so it never gets muddy or too dirty. There's a lot of fun equipment for kids to climb on, even though it's rather small.

    December 31, 2020
  • Open Road Merrifield

    The food is descent, but the vibe is what makes this place. They give you free popcorn when you arrive, and you'll find tons of tvs with live sports, as well as live music on the weekends.

    December 31, 2020
  • Lil City Creamery

    This little hole in the wall features locally made ice cream that is rich and delicious! Right in the center of downtown, it's a great place to hit up after dinner.

    December 31, 2020
  • State Theatre

    This small venue attracts some top talent, as well as a variety of fun tribute bands. Music lovers come from near and far to enjoy this intimate venue.

    December 31, 2020
  • Clare & Don's Beach Shack

    This restaurant is best enjoyed on warmer days to take advantage of their expansive outdoor patio and live music. With a beachy vibe be, this local favorite will make you forget you're in downtown Falls Church. The food is ok, but the vibe makes it worth it!

    December 31, 2020
  • Cherry Hill Park

    This recently-updated park features an expansive playground, as well as a volleyball court, tennis courts, basketball courts, and open field. Adjacent is the regionally-famous farmers market that takes place on Saturdays.

    December 31, 2020
  • Mosaic District

    This is an upscale shopping district, with a distinct gathering spot in the center of it all. You'll find a large astro turf field there, where pick up games of soccer (by kids) happen on the regular. A large tv screen is overhead, where they play movies and live sporting events, and to the side of the field is a water fountain designed for kids to play in it. The rest of the district is lined with boutique shops and great restaurants, both fancy and casual.

    December 31, 2020