Tysons Galleria

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Editorial Review

Free parking is available outdoors and in garages.

Bright, elegant Tysons Galleria aims to be Washington's answer to Fifth Avenue, and its only local rival for the title is the Chevy Chase shopping district. The three-story Galleria boasts 100 retail stores, including posh anchors Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Cole-Haan, New Man, La Coste, Lucky Brand Dungarees and Sur La Table, Emissary linens and bedding, Nicole Miller women's apparel stores, Bisou-Bisou, Betsey Johnson women's apparel and M-A-C cosmetics are a sampling of the specialty stores. Children's specialty stores include Lapin and Oilily, both featuring European designers. The Galleria also houses the upscale Elan salon and day spa. First-rate restaurants here include the likes of Legal Sea Foods of Boston, Maggiano's Little Italy, and PF Chang's China Bistro. Tucked away upstairs, a food court offers 10 eateries. Visit the Concierge Service Center on the middle level for store and tourist information.

Note: One of the best reasons to shop here is that even if you only window shop and grab lunch, you'll find this mall a little less-frenzied than most.