Hotel at a Glance: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sterling Dulles
Sweet pastries, fresh eggs, and waffles greet you every morning from the free hot breakfast buffet at the newly renovated Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sterling Dulles. Or you can cook your meals in your spacious studio suite which features a fully equipped kitchen.
- In-room amenities include HDTVs, hypoallergenic pillows, and seating areas.
- Fit in a workout at the hotel’s fitness center.
- Free WiFi to keep you connected to your friends and family
- Pick up the essentials at the onsite gift shop.
Sterling, Virginia: Family-Friendly Activities Near Arlington
Sterling offers plenty of outdoor and family-friendly activities just outside of America’s capital. At Algonkian Regional Park, for example, you can hike the Gabrielson Trail, kayak the Potomac River, or tee off at the golf course. Bring the whole brood to Volcano Island Waterpark to enjoy the waterslides, sandy beach area, and pool. The area’s agricultural history gets the spotlight at the Heritage Farm Museum. Stop inside an old-fashioned general store and play in an interactive farm exhibit complete with Equiponies and a pre-WWII kitchen without electricity.
Arlington is only about 20 miles away from Sterling. In town, you’ll find quite a few historic attractions that are nationally associated with Washington, DC. One of these is the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Department of Defense, which you can tour by appointment. Along the Potomac lies Arlington National Cemetery, which has an eternal flame flickering at John F. Kennedy’s gravesite. Watch as soldiers switch shifts during the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns, a monument for the unidentified remains of US servicemen and servicewomen.