Surrounding Washington D.C., Northern Virginia is a happening area within a bustling metropolitan region. Home to historic attractions, stunning homes, great shopping, and solid nightlife, Northern Virginia is simply a splendid place to live, work, and play. If you want to be right in the middle of the action, look for hotels near Dulles Airport.
Dulles Airport (IAD)
If you've booked a flight to Washington D.C., there is a good chance you'll be landing at Washington Dulles International Airport—the region's busiest airfield. Hence, you'll be able to find a variety hotels by Dulles Airport to accommodate you during your stay. If you have time at the airport before takeoff or after landing, know that IAD has everything from bagel shops to burger joints on-site if you're hungry, and stores selling everything from travel gadgets to newspapers if you need to shop. Currency exchange is also available if you're arriving from one of the many international cities that fly directly to Dulles International Airport.
Obviously, you're not going to spend all your time hanging out at the airport. The great world of Northern Virginia awaits outside. Alexandria, with its awesome malls, lovely Old Town, and great seafood, is just 32 miles from the airport. Mount Vernon—the plantation home of President George Washington—is 35 miles away and absolutely worth a tour. Additionally, you just need to cover 27 miles to get to all the sites and action in the nation's capital; don't miss out on the chance to see the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, and other famous landmarks.
Explore Northern Virginia
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