Sterling Things to Do
The Dulles Town Center is a nice mall in the area. My wife and I often stay at one of the local hotels in the area and it is nice to know that there is hsopping close by if we have need of it. The Town Center has a nice Macy's as well as the usual stores you can find in any typical mall in America. The mall also has a large food court as well as...more
After a mostly cloudy day we decided to catch a movie when we saw the dark clouds rolling in. The movie theatre wasn't far from our hotel; about 10 minutes. There was only one movie that peaked our interest; Robin Hood. They were showing other more popular movie such as Shrek # and Sex and the City but neither of those interested us. Movie tickets...more
19 Hotels in Sterling
45515 Dulles Plaza, Sterling, VA, 20166
Good for: Solo
We chose to say at this hotel due to location and price. The hotel is close to Dulles airport with a...more
I was interested in staying in this hotel since it was new and had gotten a good review on Trip...more
My wife and I are big fans of Bob Evans Restuarants. They are a chain and can be found scattered throughout the country. I would call the food here a cross between IHOP and Cracker Barrel. The food here is always very good and inexpensive. We often stop during a roadtrip for a nice filling breakfast.Bob Evans has some excellent homestyle country...more
It is a small family owned restaurant with helpful and eager staff. The food is good, wouldn't say great. We had confirmed before we cam here if they served halal meat and they do, but just to make sure, like always, we asked one of the waiters if they did halal, and he said all their meat is halal, even pork!! so that was very funny...if you know...more
My wife and I were staying the the Doubletree in Sterling. One of the perks of having Diamond Status with Hilton is the complimentary breakfast. For once we were sleeping late and decided to take advantage of the breakfast buffet. It was the standard buffet with eggs, pastries, breads, cereals, sausage, bacon,coffee, tea, fresh fruit, cheeses and...more
Driving is the best option to arrive in Sterling. It's located outside of D.C and is a short 15 minute drive depending on traffic. Driving is the best way to get around when in Sterling to the various stores and restaurants.
Sterling What to Pack
Luggage and bags: Most of our trips to the area are weekend roadtrips so a small rollaboard or overnight bad will suffice.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We pack according the season and weather forcasts. DC in the winter can be frigid so plenty of warm clothing and layers are a must. In the summer months the area can be stifling hot and very humid so light, breathable clothes are best. Comfortable walking shoes are always a must. We always pack umbrellas; just in case of rain.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Shampoo, Hair gel, Razor, shaving cream, contacts, glasses, deodorant, toothpaste, aspirin, cologne, brush and body wash.
Photo Equipment: Digital camera, charger, memory card reader and video camera
Favorite thing: Visit the Potomac River. The clearest view of it is in Algonkian Park near an old picnic site. It is fun to wade in and great to sit and enjoy nature!
Fondest memory: One of my favorite memories of my home town would be going on the old bike paths that lead to the town of Leesburg. My family and I would always visit the Country Store adjacent to a very old but still existent furniture 'gallery' on the side of the path. This is fun in the spring because after a refreshment break at the General Store, you can visit the fresh water creek up the path and wade in its cool waters.
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