Discover fun things to do in Sterling near the Dulles airport

After checking into your guest room at the Country Inn & Suites, Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, you can connect to our free Wi-Fi to discover an array of exciting things to do nearby—from shopping in downtown Leesburg to learning about the area’s storied past in Historic Herndon. Feeling competitive? You can challenge your friends to a game of miniature golf at Algonkian Regional Park or race down the waterslides at The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole. For some great photo ops, consider hitting the scenic trails at Great Falls Park or making the 40-minute drive into Washington, DC.

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The George C. Marshall International Center

11.75 mi / 18.91 km from the hotel
This historic home was owned by five-star General of the Army George C. Marshall, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and author of the post-WWII European Recovery Program, also known as the Marshall Plan.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm

14.45 mi / 23.26 km from the hotel
Get some idea of the struggle that colonial farmers of the 1770s experienced when you visit this tenant farm, which hosts special events like the annual Market Fair.

Downtown Leesburg

11.9 mi / 19.16 km from the hotel
Travel to downtown Leesburg to explore historic sites, browse the galleries, shop in the boutiques, or dine in one of the many restaurants. Don’t miss annual events like the Flower & Garden Festival or the Leesburg Airshow.

Great Falls Park

9.09 mi / 14.63 km from the hotel
Be sure to pack your camera for an outing at this national park, home to more than 800 acres that encompass scenic waterfalls, rugged hiking trails, welcoming picnic pavilions, and picturesque overlooks.

Green Spring Gardens

17.95 mi / 28.9 km from the hotel
Learn more about plants and wildlife at Green Spring Gardens, home to 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse with tropical plants, and two gift shops. Be sure to visit the museum and walk to the ponds in the wooded stream valley.

Historic Herndon

2.03 mi / 3.27 km from the hotel
Spend a leisurely afternoon in nearby Herndon, a charming pre-Civil War city that offers several parks, historical sites, restaurants, boutiques, festivals, and more for your exploring pleasure.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

8.17 mi / 13.15 km from the hotel
Enjoy miles of walking trails, memorable lake views, and 95 acres of ornamental display gardens at this attraction. During your visit, check out the Korean Bell Garden, the atrium filled with tropical plants, and the restored 18th-century log cabin.

Morven Park

13.68 mi / 22.02 km from the hotel
This 1,000-acre estate draws thousands of visitors for its connection to Virginia governor Westmoreland Davis, who once called this place home. The grounds include three museums, historic outbuildings, a Civil War hut, and hiking trails.

Mount Vernon

25.91 mi / 41.69 km from the hotel
Spend a few hours touring the most popular historic estate in America, home to manicured gardens and the tombs of both George and Martha Washington.

Reston, VA

3.75 mi / 6.04 km from the hotel
Feel as if you're wandering the streets of an Italian piazza in this quaint downtown featuring brick sidewalks and more than 50 shops, 30 restaurants, and a movie theater.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

4.87 mi / 7.84 km from the hotel
Get a bird's-eye view of the IAD airport from an observation tower or catch a movie at the Airbus IMAX Theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. During your visit, don't miss eyeing the Enola Gay and the Space Shuttle Discovery spacecrafts.

Trump National Golf Club

6.45 mi / 10.37 km from the hotel
The two beautiful championship courses that make up the 600-acre Trump National Golf Club provide avid golfers with challenging rounds in addition to breathtaking views of the Potomac River, which winds alongside the course.