Falls Church is a historic small town included in the Washington metropolitan area. It has the lowest level of poverty in the country. It got its name from the 18th-century Church of England, later Episcopal Church, parish. The downtown has a large number of structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of them is 1769 Falls Church, almost completely preserved in its original design.

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1.Eden Center

Eden Center
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Eden Center is the largest Vietnamese commercial center on the East Coast. Located in the City of Falls Church, Virginia, this massive Vietnamese American strip mall is considered by the City's Economic Development commission as the major tourist destination in Falls Church. The center has more than 120 shops, restaurants and businesses mostly catering to the large Asian-American, especially the Vietnamese-American, population. Eden Center is also an anchor for Vietnamese culture serving the Virginia and surrounding areas. Of course, not only Vietnamese go to the Center attracted by the large number of restaurants serving authentic ph? soup and bánh mì, Vietnamese delicatessens, markets and bakeries. The Center also organizes regular Vietnamese-American cultural events and celebrations.

6751 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044

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2.The Falls Church

The Falls Church
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The Falls Church is an historic Episcopal church the city of Falls Church, Virginia was named for. The parish was established in 1732. The original church was a wooden structure known as "William Gunnell's Church", designed and built by Colonel Richard Blackburn. By 1762, the wooden structure had fallen into decay and a new brick building was completed in 1769 on the same site. The new church was designed by James Wren. The church was extensively renovated in 1959. The renovation included adding galleries from Wren's original design that were never were installed, and a new chancel. The still standing and operating structure mostly reflects the original 1769 design and is one of the oldest church structures in the United States.

6565 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA

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3.Cherry Hill Farmhouse

Cherry Hill Farmhouse
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Built in 1845 in Falls Church, Virginia, the Cherry Hill Farmhouse is a historic house museum built in a Greek Revival style. The house belonged to several successive wealthy farmers and their families. In 1956 it became property of the City of Falls Church and was converted into a museum. Together with five other such buildings in Falls Church, the Cherry Hill Farmhouse is today listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as an example of 19th century Victorian buildings in the region. The museum showcases the authentic 18th and 19th century furniture and a number of other historical pieces. The barn, which was part of the same property, houses a collection of 19th-century tools.

312 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046

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4.Settle Down Easy Brewing Co.

Settle Down Easy Brewing Co.
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Settle Down Easy Brewing Co. is a small nano-brewery in Falls Church, Virginia. It is a five-barrel brew house that can craft eight to ten kegs per day. The Settle Down offers a wide variety of beers, including light and approachable beers, Stouts and IPAs. Their goal is to provide craft beer fans with a high quality, approachable specialty craft beers and seasonal varietals. The brewery tap room is open to the production facility and the guests are invited to take a tour while sampling the cold brews. The brewery is the perfect social place to meet some great people and talk about beer and enjoy favorite music. El Tio has its taco stand in the brewery, or you can call in your order and they will deliver your tacos to the brewery.

2822 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042, Phone: 703-573-2011

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5.2941 Restaurant

2941 Restaurant
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Hidden in the office park in the heart of Falls Church, Virginia, 2941 is an unexpected oasis surrounded by beautiful landscaping, koi ponds and waterfalls. The dining room is filled with light with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, with original world-class artwork on the walls, a fireplace and upscale furniture. Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel treats his guests with modern American cuisine with distinct French and Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant was named one of the 100 best restaurants in the area by Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine. Exceptional cuisine, magnificent décor and spectacular surrounds make 2941 one of the top wedding destinations in the area.

2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042, Phone: 703-270-1500

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6.Haandi Indian Cuisine

Haandi Indian Cuisine
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Named Best Indian Restaurant in the East Coast area by The New York Times and One of the Ten Best Indian Restaurants in the U.S. by Best of the Best, Haandi Indian Cuisine is a spacious, beautifully decorated restaurant located in a strip mall just outside Falls Church, Virginia. Famous for its authentic recipes, a range of flavors and perfect seasonings, Haandi is very popular with the Washington D.C. power crowd for business lunches, with a buffet that features extensive line of freshly prepared traditional Indian and Pakistani dishes. Buffet and spacious dining room make Haandi also very popular with families. There is something for everyone. Dinner is more formal affair, romantic and relaxed, perfect for special occasions.

1222 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046, Phone: 703-533-3501

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7.Anthony's Restaurant

Anthony's Restaurant
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Anthony's Restaurant is a family owned and operated eatery in Falls Church, VA. They have been the city icon for the last 40 years and continued to treat their loyal customers from the new location. The spacious, unpretentious dining room is great for family lunches and dinners, and weekend breakfasts. The menu is enormous and has a combination of Greek, Italian and American comfort food that everyone loves. There are pizzas, lasagnas, baked spaghetti, gyros, chicken souvlaki, steak and cheese subs, gyros, salads, burgers, pastas, sandwiches and much more. There is a full bar. Anthony’s is also a well-established caterer.

3000 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042, Phone: 703-532-0100

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