Herndon, VA, USA

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Herndon, VA, USA

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From downtown DC to picturesque Herndon

With its characterful downtown core and long dairy farming legacy, Herndon is a fantastic place to experience rural Virginia. It's also just 22 miles from Washington DC, which means that as well as soaking up the fresh country air you can also day trip to iconic sights like the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and National Air and Space Museum. Whether you want to escape to the country with picturesque Herndon vacation rentals or live it up in downtown DC, you're guaranteed to fall hard for this enchanting slice of the East Coast.

Turn back time in the Herndon Historic District

Dotted with carriage houses, wooden churches, and grand plantation-style homes, the Herndon Historic District is a great place for a stroll. With Herndon vacation rentals you can even stay in some of Virginia's beautifully preserved homes, with a string of heritage properties to choose from. Feel like stretching your legs? Running for 45 miles, the Washington & Old Dominion Trail winds through the heart of downtown Herndon. You'll probably work up an appetite, so why not pack a picnic or head downtown for a smorgasbord of caf_s, restaurants, and bars?

A gateway to the National Air and Space Museum

Get your bearings with a stop at the Herndon Visitors Center housed in the historic train depot. It also features the pint-sized Herndon Depot Museum which showcases railroad memorabilia, WWII artefacts, and information on the town's founder, Commander William Lewis Herndon. Just a few miles south is the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, with a pair of giant hangars as well as thousands of aviation and space artifacts. The Herndon Centennial Golf Course is one of Virginia's top places to tee off, while family-friendly Frying Pan Farm Park gets kids up close with cuddly farm animals.

Summer days on the Herndon Town Green

If you're planning a family vacation summer is a great time to visit. The days are long, with Herndon's Town Green hosting a string of free concerts and special events. From April to November, the Herndon Farmers Market offers everything from fresh pastries and artisanal pasta to gourmet cheese and local wine. With Herndon vacation rentals, you can stock up and host your very own Virginian dinner party. Now in its fourth decade, the Herndon Festival is held in June. The atmosphere is electric, with carnival rides, live music, and fireworks lighting up the historic downtown area.

Discover the charm of Fairfax County

With its grassy pastures and close proximity to the Potomac River, Herndon was once a hub for America's dairy farming industry. Today it's a fantastic place to experience small town Virginia and get a feel for what Fairfax County is all about. Day-tripping to DC? The drive to downtown Washington should only take around 30 minutes. Just an hour to the west is the beautiful Shenandoah National Park, which extends along the Blue Ridge Mountains.