6 Things to do Near The Edmund

July 28, 2021

Welcome to your new home at The Edmund! We’re happy to have you. As you get settled in, we’d like to help you get to know your new neighborhood. The Edmund is located in Reston, Virginia, home to several bars, restaurants, shopping, and activity hot spots. We’ve selected 6 of our best options for things to do near The Edmund.


Just 10 minutes away from your home at The Edmund, Cafesano is a casual lunch and dinner spot that caters to even the pickiest eaters. They offer a selection of delicious Mediterranean eats that will satisfy everyone in your party, including your gluten-free and vegetarian loved ones. Right in the heart of Reston, Virgina, their menu (and wine collection) is full of bold flavors you can savor in their dining room or on their outdoor patio. Explore the area and dine-in at Cafesano, or enjoy a romantic evening in at The Edmund with Cafesano delivery.

The edmund - Cafesano

Founding Farmers Reston Station

This grower-owned bistro serves farm-to-table American fare right off the Metro’s Silver Line. A full-service restaurant and bar, they’re open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and brunch (on the weekends). Clink a glass of mimosas with the girls Sunday morning just 5 minutes down Sunrise Valley Drive from The Edmund. Providing a rustic feel in décor, but a fine-dining experience inspired by former president Thomas Jefferson and his home at Monticello. Read the full history of the Founding Farmers Reston and stop in for your next meal.

South Lakes Village Shopping Center

Check off your grocery list items and shop lake side at South Lakes Village Shopping Center! A plaza, just a few minutes down the road, it has Safeway, CVS Pharmacy, The UPS Store, and more to help you complete your errands in one convenient place. Stroll from shop to shop while overlooking a serene lake, or grab a coffee and relax on a bench lakeside with a friend. South Lakes brings something a little extra to the mundanity of our never-ending to-do lists.

Reston National Golf Course

Join your neighbors for some clubbin’. And we’re talking about grabbing your golf clubs, to hit the local Reston Golf Course. Putter on the green among the largest golf course in all of Reston while sipping your Arnold Palmer. If your goal this year is to work on your hole-in-one, The Edmund is the perfect home for you. It’s basically our backyard! For those of you who don’t golf, but enjoy scenery on a relaxing walk or refreshing run, the golf course provides the ideal view for your exercise.

PJ Mulligans

PJ Mulligans is as Irish as it sounds. A seasonal array of Irish cuisine and vast selection of over 100 whiskeys, scotches, and cocktails, PJ Mulligans is the local spot where friendship and laughter are abundant. A homely décor, it provides a traditional Irish pub feel to immerse yourself in the culture with your loved ones. It’s down the Dulles Access Road where Reston ends and Herndon begins, a short drive away. It’s the perfect spot to accommodate the space you’ll need for any out-of-town guests that may be visiting you. We’re finally free from cabin fever; expect visits from friends and family you haven’t seen in a year and a half. Treat them to a fun-filled evening at PJ Mulligans.

Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole

Fun for the whole family! The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole is a local water park and a delightful summer activity less than 15 minutes from The Edmund. Pack up your suits and pool gear and head to the Water Mine. Showers funneled right from the clear waters of Lake Fairfax, the Water Mine provides everything you, the kids, and even your pets need to cool down. The water park sits right by the park, for when you need a break to relax on the grass or to take the dog for a walk. Get to know fellow Reston residents while enjoying fun in the sun!

We’re glad to welcome you home to The Edmund! And we hope you get to know your neighborhood, now that you have a few select locations in the area to visit. After spending time at any one of these places, leave us a comment letting us know your experience!

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