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, Stayz 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Sterling?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 120 holiday rentals around Sterling. From 38 holiday houses to 57 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Sterling is on Stayz.

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: 1,097 holiday homes
  • Aurora Highlands: 82 holiday homes
  • Cherrydale: 18 holiday homes
  • Clarendon: 38 holiday homes
  • Southwest Waterfront: 859 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?

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

  • Claude Moore Park Recreation Center: 490 holiday rentals
  • Dulles Sportsplex: 431 holiday rentals
  • Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park: 415 holiday rentals
  • Sportrock Climbing Center: 458 holiday rentals
  • Allsports Grand Prix: 439 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sterling listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 38 Houses in Sterling. Our other popular types of Sterling holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 57 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 12 holiday houses
  • Studios: 45 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins 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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