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 highlights

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.

Where to stay near Northern Virginia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,892 holiday rentals near Northern Virginia. From 1,121 Houses to 207 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Northern Virginia is on HomeAway.

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: 2,050 holiday rentals
  • Bumpass: 223 holiday rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 585 holiday rentals
  • Petworth: 323 holiday rentals
  • Shaw: 1,129 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Northern Virginia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Washington DC: 2,050 holiday homes
  • Bumpass: 223 holiday homes
  • Richmond: 123 holiday homes
  • Berkeley Springs: 128 holiday homes
  • Glenelg: 26 holiday homes

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 holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Northern Virginia are:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 2,026 holiday houses
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 248 holiday houses
  • Winchester, VA (WGO-Winchester Regional): 67 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Northern Virginia?

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

  • Belmont Golf Course: 104 holiday rentals
  • Fort George G. Meade: 933 holiday rentals
  • Splash Down Water Park: 208 holiday rentals
  • United States Capitol: 2,066 holiday rentals
  • Franciscan Monastery: 2,048 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 homes.

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