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 highlights

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.

Where to stay near Sterling?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 134 holiday rentals near Sterling. From 51 Houses to 3 Bungalows, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sterling for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sterling:

  • Georgetown: 1,090 holiday homes
  • Alexandria West: 24 holiday homes
  • Aurora Highlands: 67 holiday homes
  • Southwest Waterfront: 834 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 570 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes 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 homes near great places in Sterling. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Allsports Grand Prix: 319 holiday rentals
  • Claude Moore Park Recreation Center: 352 holiday rentals
  • Waddell Art Gallery: 364 holiday rentals
  • Algonkian Regional Park: 334 holiday rentals
  • Sportrock Climbing Center: 318 holiday rentals

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 51 Houses in Sterling. Our other popular types of Sterling holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 3 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 3 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 3 holiday houses

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 51 holiday homes with pool available in Sterling. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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