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Springfield is in Virginia, within the United States of America.

Get in[edit]

Springfield is served by a metro station (Franconia-Springfield), a Greyhound stop, an Amtrak stop and several city bus lines. It is also the home of the I-95/I-395/I-495 junction which makes trips to DC, Tysons Corner and Alexandria very easy from Springfield.

The Franconia-Springfield metro station has a large park-and-ride parking facility, which is free on the weekends. This makes it an ideal location to park for a weekend visit to Washington DC. On weekdays a SmartTrip card (Metro's fare card) must be presented to leave the facility.

Springfield is a car-oriented suburban city, and many of the distances between attractions may be too great to walk. Additionally, walking paths in the built-up areas may not be the most beautiful, but a day trip walking around Lake Accotink will help clear out the concrete blahs.



  • Explore some of the otherwise run-down looking strip malls for awesome finds in Asian and middle-eastern foods and other goods. Some of the best cheap eats are found in the corners of these old plazas.
  • Take a day trip into Washington DC via the metro's Blue Line or one of the city bus lines.


  • Mike's American Grill
  • Hunan Taste
  • Hard Times Cafe
  • Austin Grill
  • Silver Diner


  • If you are looking for a new instrument, Music and Arts is a great place to buy some musical instruments.
  • If you want to buy Christian CDs, movies, and books go to Lifeway Christian Store.
  • El Mercado is a store which you may buy Mexican food and treats.
  • Carpets, beds, and rugs? Go to Calico Corners for a great selection of furniture.
  • 1 Springfield Town Center (Springfield Mall), 6500 Springfield Mall (intersection of Interstate 95 and Route 644). Shopping mall whose major anchors are Macy's and JC Penney, and also contains stores such as Journey's, Target, American Eagle, and Sports Authority.


  • Kate's Irish Pub
  • Boomerang
  • Bennigan's
  • Murphy's European Pub


  • Washington Suites Alexandria, 100 S. Reynolds Street, Alexandria, +1 703 370-9600. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Located in the West End of Alexandria close to Springfield, Fort Belvoir, Old Town Alexandria, 9 miles from Washington DC.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Springfield
GreenbeltAlexandria  N I-95.svg S  LortonRichmond
Washington, D.C.Alexandria  N I-395.svg S  END
BethesdaAnnandale  N I-495.svg E  AlexandriaGreenbelt
East EndAlexandria  N WMATA Blue.svg S  END
FredericksburgLorton  SW VRE Fredericksburg Line icon.png NE  AlexandriaWashington, D.C.
BristowBurke  W VRE Manassas Line icon.png E  AlexandriaWashington, D.C.

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