SterlingUnited States of America

Image for Every year around Christmas the Dulles Airport has lights that make it incredibly stunning.  Yes there will be traffic in the scene but this was in a parking garage so could easily setup a tripod and do a long exposure or do some re-framing to see more of the building.
trover photo by Larry McCormick

Visit Sterling

Get away to Sterling! Enjoy the churches, sports, and local cuisine.

Explore the family-friendly area of Sterling—sports teams, shopping, and popular sights like Dulles Town Center.

Top Hotels in Sterling

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
HYATT house Sterling/Dulles Airport-North
HYATT house Sterling/Dulles Airport-North
3 out of 5
45520 Dulles Plz, Sterling, VA
¥9,116
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Center for Innovative Technology Complex and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Herndon Centennial Golf Course. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,024 reviews)

"I have enjoyed. Excellent location. My gust and my wife liked, we everything needed was in the room."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

HYATT house Sterling/Dulles Airport-North
Best Western Dulles Airport Inn
Best Western Dulles Airport Inn
2.5 out of 5
45440 Holiday Drive, Sterling, VA
¥6,929
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dulles Sportsplex, Center for Innovative Technology Complex, and Herndon Centennial Golf Course. ...

4/5Very Good! (2,273 reviews)

"Excelent near the airport...and also nice and quite place with very good service.."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Best Western Dulles Airport Inn
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
3.5 out of 5
45020 Aviation Dr, Sterling, VA
¥13,107
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Center for Innovative Technology Complex, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,403 reviews)

"All of my family enjoyed our two stays at your hotel on our way to Europe and on the return trip returning home. We enjoyed the Bar and all the delicious food. A special Thank You to Chris!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

Popular things to do in Sterling

Dulles Sportsplex
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Dulles Sportsplex

5/5(4 reviews)

Catch an event at Dulles Sportsplex during your trip to Potomac Falls. Attend a sporting event or visit the shops in this family-friendly area.

Algonkian Regional Park
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Algonkian Regional Park

Explore the great outdoors at Algonkian Regional Park, a lovely green space in Cascades. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Georgetown University
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Georgetown University

4.5/5(1,948 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe with a visit to Georgetown University, a well-known college in Washington. Experience the area's acclaimed theater scene and great live music.

Smithsonian's National Zoo
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Smithsonian's National Zoo

4.5/5(1,068 reviews)

Why not visit the animals who live at Smithsonian's National Zoo and see why this is a favorite sight in Washington? Discover the area's entertainment choices and notable monuments.

National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

4.5/5(1,046 reviews)

Perform 360-degree barrel rolls in flight simulators and see exhibits tracing the evolution of aviation at this educational center.

Manassas National Battlefield Park
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Manassas National Battlefield Park

4.5/5(133 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Manassas National Battlefield Park, a popular green space in Manassas. Experience the area's fascinating museums and great live music.

Top activities in Sterling

Niagara Falls Day Trip from Washington D.C. by Air
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Niagara Falls Day Trip from Washington D.C. by Air

¥61,173

Get an up-close look at one of the world's most breathtaking natural wonders during a day trip to Niagara Falls, with flights and lunch included. Spend the day exploring the area and marveling at spectacular views of the falls from the water on board the Maid of the Mist.

4-Day D.C.+Amish+NewYork Tour (DC departure) DAN4
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4-Day D.C.+Amish+NewYork Tour (DC departure) DAN4

¥29,402

Day 1: Our professional tour guide will meet guests at the passenger waiting area of the Baggage Claim. Complimentary pick-up service of Dulles airport (IAD) and Reagan National Airport (DCA) are available 9:00AM-10:00PM. Guests might need to wait for other passengers.

6-Day D.C.+NiagaraFalls+Boston+NYC Tour (DC departure) DAP6
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6-Day D.C.+NiagaraFalls+Boston+NYC Tour (DC departure) DAP6

¥34,374

Day 1: 1. Free IAD airport pick-up: 9:00AM-10:00PM. 2. Guests who arrive at DCA/BWI can paid pick-up service or go to the hotel by themselves; 3. Paid 24-hour airport pick-up service: For IAD/DCA passengers, 120 per first two persons with 10 for each additional person.

Arlington National Cemetery Tour
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Arlington National Cemetery Tour

¥1,621

Travel over the Potomac to Arlington, Virginia to walk among the sober gardens and clean white gravestones in the 600-acre (242-ha) Arlington National Cemetery. Explore the reverent monuments and memorials of this hallowed ground on a convenient trolley that takes you to the cemetery's major sites.

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

¥5,405

Jump on a double-decker bus to explore Washington, D.C. at your leisure. As the authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, this is the official tour of the National Mall and an ideal way to explore the Nation’s Capital.

Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Washington Dulles Airport
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Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Washington Dulles Airport

¥4,924

Just as you arrive to Washington Dulles International Airport, your driver will greet you with a name plate and transfer to your hotel in Washington Downtown. This is a private transfer which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking.

Reviews of Sterling

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
187
5 - Excellent 35.283018867924525%
4 - Good
228
4 - Good 43.0188679245283%
3 - Okay
91
3 - Okay 17.169811320754718%
2 - Disappointing
16
2 - Disappointing 3.018867924528302%
1 - Terrible
8
1 - Terrible 1.509433962264151%

4/5 - Good

Edwin

Jan 11, 2020

Near all the places we needed five at

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 10, 2020

It's crazy busy with traffic and people but has a lot to do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 9, 2020

Super nice

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 5, 2020

Really we just went to the hotel and that was all.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Dec 22, 2019

Very noisy impossible to sleep.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 8, 2019

Room sizes are great and kitchen area has everything you need with 3/4 fridge, 2 burner cooktop, microwave, toaster, utilities, plates etc. The breakfast buffet is both hot and cold with made-to-order omelets and good selection of food/drinks.