Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Sterling

The area's churches and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Sterling. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, sporting events and restaurants. National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Great Falls Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Sterling

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Sterling a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Herndon Centennial Golf Course (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Woody's Golf Range (3.9 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Reston National Golf Course (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Reston Zoo (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Pleasant Valley Golf Club (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Sterling

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Sterling is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Frying Pan Farm Park (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Lake Fairfax Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Ox Hill Battlefield Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sterling

Fly into Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark), which is 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sterling?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sterling:

  • Georgetown: 1,113 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 557 vacation rentals
  • Foggy Bottom: 808 vacation rentals
  • Rosslyn: 18 vacation rentals
  • Embassy Row: 145 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sterling?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sterling. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park: 287 vacation rentals
  • Dulles Sportsplex: 285 vacation rentals
  • Tysons Corner Center: 1,765 vacation rentals
  • Go Ape Treehouse Adventure Course: 1,736 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown University: 2,079 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sterling listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sterling?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 50 Houses in Sterling. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sterling include:

  • Bungalows: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sterling?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 43 vacation rentals with pool available in Sterling. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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