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Herndon [1] is a town in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C..


Herndon is the sister city of Runnymede, England.

The primary reasons that people travel to Herndon are for business purposes, or on an overnight stay before a flight from Washington Dulles International Airport [2].

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By plane[edit]

Herndon is a 10 minute drive from Dulles International Airport. A taxi from the airport costs roughly $16. However, almost all hotels in Herndon offer free shuttle bus services to/from the airport.

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

A car is the best way to get around Herndon.

By bus[edit]

Fairfax Connector operates bus service around Herndon and between Herndon and Reston, with further connections to Washington D.C. via the Metrorail.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Herndon Historical Society & Train Depot Museum, 717 Lynn Street (Next to the old town hall at the intersection of Elden Street and Lynn Street), [3]. Houses railroad memorabilia, information on Commander William Lewis Herndon, after whom the town was named; and artifacts from local residents. The building dates back to the 1850s and served as a train station until 1968. The building also houses the Herndon Visitors Center with information on the town and surrounding areas, restaurants, hotels and historical sights.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]


  • Herndon Centennial Golf Course, [4]. Noted as one of Golf Digest's "Places to Play" From $33 for 18 holes.  edit


Herndon has many parks and playgrounds with picnic areas and forest trails. The W&OD Trail runs through Herndon, and caters to bikers, runners, and casual strollers.

Festivals and events[edit]

  • Herndon Rocks - Friday Night Live, [5]. Fridays 6.30 to 10.30 May thru August.. Free concerts by local bands.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Amphora Diner Deluxe, 1151 Elden Street, [6]. Open. American and Greek food in a 1950s-style diner.  edit
  • Cantina d'Italia, Elden Plaza - 150 Elden Street (next to the Comfort Inn), [7]. Authentic Italian Cuisine  edit
  • Outback Steak House, Elden Plaza - 150 Elden Street #100 (next to the Comfort Inn), (703) 318-0999, [8].  edit
  • Pollos Inka, Pines Shopping Center - 668 Elden St, (703) 481-9090, [9]. Authentic Peruvian food.  edit
  • The Tortilla Factory, 648 Elden Street, [10]. Southwestern/Mexican food.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Carpool, 208 Elden Street (located next to the Comfort Inn), [11]. Auto-themed sports bar with pool tables, shuffleboard, dart boards, foosball, and large screen TVs.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Comfort Inn - Dulles Airport, 200 Elden Street, (703) 437-7555, [12]. Deluxe continental breakfast includes cooked-to-order Belgian waffles.  edit
  • Courtyard Herndon Reston, 533 Herndon Parkway, 1-703-478-9400, [13].  edit
  • Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport, 2200 Centreville Road, (703) 471-6700, [14].  edit
  • Embassy Suites Dulles Airport (Embassy Suites Herndon, VA), 13341 Woodland Park Drive, 703-464-0200, [15]. All suite hotel 1 mile from Dulles International Airport. Free cooked to order breakfast daily, Evening reception with free drinks and snacks.  edit
  • Herndon Hyatt Summerfield Suites, 467 Herndon Parkway, (703) 437-5000, [16]. omplimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, features studio, one, and two-bedroom suites with separate living area. All suites offer a fully equipped kitchen with a two burner cook top, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and an array of cooking utensils. Hot breakfast buffet each morning and a complimentary Evening Social Monday - Thursday. Exercise room, outdoor pool, BBQ area, Guest Market, sport court and complimentary parking.  edit
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Dulles Int'l Airport, 13460 Sunrise Valley Drive, Herndon, Virginia, 20171, USA, 1-703-793-1700, [17]. checkin: 3:00 pm; checkout: 12:00 pm. All suite hotel with free shuttle service to Dulles International Airport. Complimentary breakfast served daily and dinner and drinks served Monday - Thursday.Free WiFi available throughout the hotel.  edit
  • Hyatt Place, 13711 Sayward Boulevard, 571 643 0905, [18]. Rooms with free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, refrigerator, flat screen TV, and alarm clock with MP3 connection. Guests have access to free parking, free breakfast, indoor pool and fitness center. $119.  edit
  • Marriott Courtyard Herndon Reston, 533 Herndon Parkway, 703-478-9400, [19].  edit
  • SpringHill Suites Herndon Reston, 138 Spring Street, 703-435-3100, [20]. This SpringHill Suites Herndon Reston hotel is located in the High Tech Corridor of Northern Virginia just 5 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport.  edit
  • Washington Dulles Marriott Suites, 13101 Worldgate Drive, 703-709-0400, [21]. All rooms are suites that feature separate living rooms with pull-out couches; great for families.  edit
  • Westin Washington Dulles Hotel, 2520 Wasser Terrace, 703-793-3366, [22].  edit

Stay healthy[edit]

Get out[edit]

Routes through Herndon
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