There is no shortage of fun and exciting things to do in the Herndon, VA area - and The Westin Washington Dulles Airport places them all within your reach. From the iconic and historic sites in Washington, DC to the shops and dining at Reston Town Center, there is something for everyone to enjoy near our hotel. We are conveniently located within 10 minutes of Dulles International Airport, and a short distance from many of the top attractions in Herndon and the surrounding area.
We've put together a list of some of our favorite things to do; please don't hesitate to contact the hotel if you'd like more information!
The Udvar-Hazy Center
4.5 miles | 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
An extension of the National Air and Space Museum, the Udvar-Hazy Center houses over 170 aircrafts and thousands of historical artifacts. Highlights include the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, fastest jet ever flown, the Concorde, first supersonic commercial airliner, and the Boeing 307 Stratoliner Clipper Flying Cloud, first pressurized airliner. This fascinating attraction is less than five miles from our hotel.
Reston Town Center
5.5 miles | 11900 Market St, Reston, VA 20190
Pay a visit to Reston Town Center during your hotel stay! This vibrant community has become the area's preferred destination for shopping, dining, cinema, and special events ranging from concerts to ice skating. Located on Reston Parkway right off of the Dulles Toll Road, Reston Town Center offers great things to do for visitors of all ages.
Our hotel shuttle runs Monday through Sunday, 6:30pm and our last pickup from Reston Town Center is at 9:15pm.
Reston SkateQuest Ice Rink
6.4 miles | 1800 Michael Faraday Court, Reston, VA 20190
Spend time with family at this ice skating rink, just a short drive from our Herndon hotel. Perfect for kids and groups, the rink is a great option for family fun all year round. Take advantage of this popular attraction and go skating rain or shine.
Dulles Town Center
8.6 miles | 21100 Dulles Town Cir, Dulles, VA 20166
Experience some of the Herndon area's best shopping at Dulles Town Center. Discover prime shopping, lively restaurants, and year-round events and things to do.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
13.5 miles | 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Take in a show at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts. Wolf Trap includes something for everyone with performances ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to orchestra, dance, theater, and opera, as well as performance art and multimedia presentations. From Mamma Mia to Aretha Franklin, there is bound to something that appeals to everyone's tastes and preferences.
Virginia Wine Country
23 miles | Various
Virginia wine country is home to over 40 award-winning wineries and tasting rooms. Explore one of the many vineyards such as Fabbioli Cellars, Breaux Vineyards, and Loudoun Valley Vineyards to take in breathtaking views, discover new flavors, and savor exquisite wine.
24.1 miles | Georgetown Neighborhood
This historic neighborhood is lined with trendy boutiques and fine restaurants. The abundant nightlife at Georgetown draws both locals and visitors. Just wander down busy M Street and Wisconsin Avenue and explore the eclectic shops, or stop in for a pint at one of the numerous pubs. Wind down from the day with a stroll off the main strip onto the picturesque tree-shaded streets complete with Georgian and Victorian townhouses that are home to many politicians and celebrities.
25 miles | 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037
Located at the west end of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is a principal landmark of the city. It offers magnificent views of the city from several vantage points. Daniel Chester French's 19-foot (5.7-meter) statue of Lincoln seated and deep in thought, along with the carved text of the Gettysburg Address, provides a glimpse into a weighty period of American history.
The White House
25.9 miles | 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20500
This house has served as residence, office, reception site, and world embassy for every U.S. president since John Adams. The White House is the only private residence of a head of state that has opened its doors to the public for tours, free of charge.
Jiffy Lube Live
26 miles | 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, VA 20136
Jiffy Lube Live is the ultimate outdoor live performance amphitheater. With reserved and lawn seating for 25,000, this stage is the largest music-oriented venue in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Experience your favorite music from a new perspective.
U.S. Capitol Building
29 miles | East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004
The legislative branches of the U.S. government, the Senate and the House of Representatives, meet in the Capitol Building. Public tours form on the east side of the Capitol and include visits to the Rotunda and other chambers. Visitors can also view the Senate and the House from the galleries when Congress is in session. Plan to have lunch at the Senate Refectory, a cafeteria where, by law, bean soup is always on the menu. Visitors can enter the U.S. Capitol Building through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and enjoy several historical exhibits.