Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Sterling

The area's churches and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Sterling. Travellers 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-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Sterling

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

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Sterling?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 142 holiday lettings around Sterling. From 56 Houses to 4 Bungalows, 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 is the best area to stay when travelling to Sterling?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sterling:

  • Old Town West: 107 holiday homes
  • Georgetown: 1,093 holiday homes
  • Potomac West: 111 holiday homes
  • Foggy Bottom: 813 holiday homes
  • Lyon Park: 37 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, 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 when travelling to Sterling?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sterling. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cherry Hill Historic House and Farm: 2,095 holiday lettings
  • Tysons Corner Center: 1,767 holiday lettings
  • Dulles Town Center: 316 holiday lettings
  • Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center: 2,093 holiday lettings
  • Georgetown University: 2,111 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sterling?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 56 Houses in Sterling. Our other popular types of Sterling holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sterling?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 50 holiday homes with pool available in Sterling. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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