Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Northern Virginia

Take a holiday to Northern Virginia and enjoy the area's museums, live music and theatre scene. This city is well-known for its shopping and restaurants. National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Northern Virginia

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Northern Virginia has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Winery at La Grange (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Vint Hill Craft Winery (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Marterella Winery (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Mediterranean Cellars (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Chrysalis Vineyards (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Ticonderoga Farms (11.8 mi / 19 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Northern Virginia

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Northern Virginia is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • Great Falls Park (28.5 mi / 45.8 km)
  • Bull Run Regional Park (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Eleanor C. Lawrence Park (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Frying Pan Farm Park (19.3 mi / 31 km)
  • Ox Hill Battlefield Park (19.5 mi / 31.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Northern Virginia

The nearest airport is in Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional), located 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), which is 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Manassas Station, Burke Centre Station and Culpeper Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Northern Virginia by jumping on the metro at Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, Vienna Station or Dunn Loring Merrifield Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Northern Virginia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,652 holiday lettings around Northern Virginia. From 1,105 flats & apartments to 188 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northern Virginia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Northern Virginia. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • The South: 264,825 holiday homes
  • Le Droit Park: 248 holiday homes
  • Northwest: 1,010 holiday homes
  • Fort Valley: 213 holiday homes
  • Wardensville: 67 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Northern Virginia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Northern Virginia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Northern Virginia with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Fort Valley: 213 holiday lettings
  • Wardensville: 67 holiday lettings
  • District of Columbia: 1,688 holiday lettings
  • Baltimore: 180 holiday lettings
  • Bethesda: 1,616 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Northern Virginia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Northern Virginia are:

  • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National): 1,867 self catering accommodations
  • Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.): 248 self catering accommodations
  • College Park, MD (CGS): 1,830 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Northern Virginia? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Northern Virginia. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Navy Memorial: 1,884 holiday rentals
  • Cherry Hill Historic House and Farm: 1,900 holiday rentals
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 1,090 holiday rentals
  • L. Ron Hubbard House: 1,898 holiday rentals
  • Spotsylvania Towne Centre: 57 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northern Virginia listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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