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Herndon is part of Fairfax County, a 10-minute drive from the airport. Shopping hubs Reston Town Center and Dulles Town Center are nearby, and many residents head to Washington D.C. for work or play. Herndon offers visitors culture, cuisine, and off-the-beaten path adventures.
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217 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA
This recently restored 18th-century Federal-style home and gardens was owned by General George and Katherine Marshall from 1941 to 1959, a time where he would experience his most illustrious achievements. One of only five men to receive the rank...
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14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA
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This photo was taken just days after the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery was placed in its new home as part of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum collection. The museum offers a tremendous look at both the history and current...
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21100 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
There are plenty of restaurants in Herndon, but you might just appreciate your dinner more if you cook it yourself. Cookology is located at Dulles Town Center and offers interactive cooking classes to sharpen your skills in a safe and encouraging...
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ArtSpace, 750 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
This community gallery was created for artists and art lovers in Herndon and the surrounding areas. Many of the featured artists and photographers are local, and it's an ideal way for them to get their work "out there" and into the hands of...
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777 Lynn St, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Every Thursday from May through October local venders are up bright and early to sell their fresh produce, meats, baked goods and other items. Many times, chefs from nearby restaurants stop by to feature their latest dishes. Sample everything from...
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14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA
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See space artifacts like a Concorde, a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and the space shuttle Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy Center. You can also see the Washington Dulles International Airport from the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which offers a...
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6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101, USA
I visited Claude Moore Colonial Farm several times as a child and was always surprised by how dedicated the "characters" are to their role. The farm depicts life in 1771, and it really feels like you are stepping back in time. Everything, from the...
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21593 Jesse Ct, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
Play an exciting game of mini-golf with fountains, moguls, and stone traps to look out for along the way. There are also batting cages with 13 machine areas for adults to practice their golf swing. If the whole family is looking for something...
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21100 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
Exploring Herndon and the surrounding areas by bike is a picturesque way to get your bearings. Dulles Town Center is about 10 minutes from the airport and the most accessible destination for shopping. This is an ideal stopping point to shop and...
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269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
Open for more than 25 years (and formerly called The Elden Street Players until 2013), NextStop Theatre Company puts on live performances throughout the year. Right now, the theater has a few shows going on including The 39 Steps, Jacob Marley's...
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485 Carlisle Dr A, Herndon, VA 20170, USA
You already know flying can dry your skin, so treating yourself to a facial when traveling can help ease any assault in-flight air can throw. Calvert Rejuvenations Spa is known for their massage (which is also a good idea, to soothe muscles and...
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21595 Smith Switch Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147, USA
With two NHL-size ice rinks, a fitness facility, heated lockers rooms, and a pro shop, the Ashburn Ice House has everything you need to become a seasoned skater—or at least pretend you’re one. Practice and show off your skills during public skate...
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22400 Davis Dr #180, Sterling, VA 20164, USA
If your kids are bouncing off the walls, they’ll feel right at home at Rebounderz. With two arena-style trampolines and 26,000 square feet of space, the facility offers plenty of room for bouncing, flipping, and diving. Kids can even play...
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2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171, USA
If you've ever wondered what life on the farm was like for people during the 1920s-1950s, Frying Pan Farm Park gives you a glimpse into just that. The park is open everyday from dawn to dusk and is part of the Floris Community in Fairfax County....
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11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854, USA
During the colonial days, one of the main north-south thoroughfares was the C&O Canal, which began in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood and continued for 187 miles to Cumberland, Md. Back then, travel was by boat and slow as molasses....
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Oatlands, VA 20175, USA
Dating to 1798, this nearly 3,500-acre former wheat plantation is the site of a classic Federal-style mansion built in the early 19th century. Previous owners include George Carter, a descendant of one of Virginia's first families; Stilson...
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19381 Dunlop Mill Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175, USA
Located on Mill Road Farm, a third-generation working farm outside Leesburg, Zephaniah Farm Vineyard is owned by Bill Hatch, whose father bought the land in 1950 with proceeds from the sale of his great-grandfather Zephaniah's steamboat company in...
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24801 Whites Ferry Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842, USA
Of the 100 ferries that have operated on the Potomac River, White's is the last working ferry service. Since 1786, it has served as a unique and convenient means of crossing between Loudoun County, Virginia, to Montgomery County, Maryland. These...