Where to stay around Northern Virginia?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,517 holiday lettings near Northern Virginia. From 845 Houses to 216 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Northern Virginia area.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Washington, DC: 1,867 holiday homes
  • Silver Spring: 1,558 holiday homes
  • Maryland: 5,912 holiday homes
  • H Street Corridor: 241 holiday homes
  • Richmond: 94 holiday homes

HomeAway 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:

  • Washington, DC: 1,867 holiday lettings
  • Silver Spring: 1,558 holiday lettings
  • Richmond: 94 holiday lettings
  • Greenbelt: 1,348 holiday lettings
  • Alexandria: 1,725 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:

  • Winchester, VA (WGO-Winchester Regional): 65 self catering accommodations
  • Frederick, MD (FDK-Frederick Municipal): 81 self catering accommodations
  • Gordonsville, VA (GVE-Gordonsville Municipal): 186 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?

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

  • United States Capitol: 1,893 holiday rentals
  • 1708 Gallery: 77 holiday rentals
  • The White House: 1,930 holiday rentals
  • Barns of Rose Hill: 111 holiday rentals
  • Northern Virginia Community College - Medical Campus: 1,841 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northern Virginia listed on HomeAway 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.

Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Northern Virginia – Washington DC, USA your home away from home

Anyone looking for an area of the United States filled with amazing history and many activities may like to visit Northern Virginia – Washington D.C. Here visitors can enjoy many interesting things to do and see on the east side of the U.S.A. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments, B&BS and campgrounds.

Things to do on holiday to Northern Virginia – Washington DC, USA

Northern Virginia has many great trails for hikers and cyclists including the Washington and Old Dominion Rail Trail, which is the longest paved path in the country. There are numerous spots like the Potomac River to try watersports such as swimming, white water rafting and kayaking. Fishing is also a popular pastime in the area with various boat trip offered for tourists. Golfers will be spoiled for choice in the area with numerous 18-hole courses such as East Potomac Golf Course and Langston Golf Course. There is plenty to do in the winter months with skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowtubing on offer at Virginia’s ski resorts as well as several ice rinks. Most towns have a good choice of bars, cafes and restaurants with a massive choice of food types from around the world. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from local grocery stores and markets all over the region. There are many shopping malls in Northern Virginia with a wide variety of shops and large department stores.

Places to visit on holiday to Northern Virginia – Washington DC, USA

There are numerous interesting places to visit in Northern Virginia including Civil War Battlefields and the sites of the First and Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas. Tourists can visit various museums and galleries in the region including the Fairfax Rail Station Museum. Many old historic buildings and religious sites can be found in towns in the area including in places such as Old Town Alexandria. Washington D.C is brimming with interesting places to see including the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. Here there are also several museums such as the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum. The National Zoo is also located in Washington D.C

Weather in Northern Virginia – Washington DC, USA

The hottest month of the year tends to be July with an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, whilst the coldest is January with an average of just 35 degrees. The rainfall totals vary little from month to month with May and September the wettest months averaging approximately 3.8 inches.

Travel to Northern Virginia – Washington DC, USA

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Dulles, Virginia 26 miles west of Washington D.C. Flights arrive here from many cities across the world including Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Tokyo, Toronto and Vienna as well as many U.S cities. Taxis are available outside the terminal buildings and there are numerous car rental firms located at the airport.

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)

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)