The Westin Washington Dulles Airport

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2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA, 20171, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (703) 793-3366   •  Hotel Reservations: 866-932-7062

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Things To Do In Herndon, VA

While you stay with us, we invite you to take advantage of all of the great things to do in Herndon, VA. From the iconic and historic sites in Washington, D.C. to leisure activities in Virginia, there is something for everyone to enjoy when you stay at The Westin Washington Dulles Airport. We are conveniently located within 10 minutes of the Dulles International airport and a short distance from many of the top attractions in the area. Experience great restaurants and shopping just a few minutes away from our prime hotel location.

If you are traveling to the area and looking for things to do in Herndon, VA, you will find some of our suggestions below.

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What's Nearby

  1. Dulles International Airport
  2. Jiffy Lube Live
  3. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
  4. Air & Space Museum Parkway
  5. Georgetown
  6. Lincoln Memorial
  7. Reston Skatequest Ice Rink
  8. The White House
  9. U.S. Capitol Building
  10. Virginia Wine Country
  11. Dulles Town Center
  12. Reston Town Center
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The Udvar-Hazy Center

4.5 miles | 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 572-4118

An extension of the National Air and Space Museum, the Udvar-Hazy Center houses thousands of histoical artifacts. With over 170 aircrafts, 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.

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Reston Town Center

5.5 miles | 11900 Market St, Reston, VA 20190
(703) 579-6720

Reston Town Center has become a community destination for shopping, dining, cinema, and special events from concerts to ice skating. Located on Reston Parkway right off of the Dulles Toll Road, Reston Town Center offers unparalleled excitment with a range of fresh and exciting activities for everyone. 


Our shuttle runs Monday through Sunday, 6:30pm and our last pickup from Reston Town Center is at 9:15pm.

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Reston SkateQuest Ice Rink

6.4 miles | 1800 Michael Faraday Court, Reston, VA 20190
(703) 709-1010

Spend time with family at the nearby ice skating rink. 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. 

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Dulles Town Center

8.6 miles | 21100 Dulles Town Cir, Dulles, VA 20166
(703) 404-7120

Experience some of the best shopping in Virginia at Dulles Town Center. The shopping center offers not only prime shopping but also livley restaurants and events. Spend the day with family and friends and then return the comfort of our hotel.

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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

13.5 miles | 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 255-1900

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.

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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.

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Georgetown

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. 

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Lincoln Memorial

25 miles | 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 426-6841

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. 

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The White House

25.9 miles | 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20500 
(202) 208-1631

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. 

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Jiffy Lube Live

26 miles | 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, VA 20136
(703) 754-6400

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. 

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U.S. Capitol Building

29 miles | East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 226-8000

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.

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