Things to do in Reston, Virginia

Summer time and the living is easy...but what are some of the things to do in Reston, VA?

One idea is to take a trip to the Reston Zoo. This thirty acre site is located off of Hunter Mill Road near the intersection of Baron Cameron Avenue.  While it has changed owners over the years, it is a veritable Reston institution. Of course, as suburbia has grown, large single family homes have been built backing on to the zoo. 
Don't worry about the suburban sprawl, it in no way detracts from the unusual animals that you will see while you are there:  zebras, antelope, bison, ostrich--just to name a few.

There are a number of opportunities to feed the animals and otherwise interact with them. The rangers offer Zoofari wagon rides which are included as part of the entrance fee. You can purchase feed and lamb bottles at the gift store and help to feed some of the zoo animals.

Tuesday, during the summer is special event day. Check the website for more information about time and events.

The Reston Zoo is also available for Birthday parties  More information about the costs and making the reservations can be seen on the website for the Reston Zoo.  Wouldn't having a birthday party at the local zoo be on your list of things to do in Reston, Virginia?

The operating hours during the summer are:

May 23 - September 7, 2009
Open daily 9AM–6PM
Last admission at 5PM daily

Fees are reasonable with Adults costing $10, Seniors are $9 and Children 2-12 are $8. The little ones, under 2, are free!

This park is one of the best things to do in Reston, Virginia. 
Pack a picnic spend the day a the Reston Zoo.




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