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Sterling

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Sterling is just inside Loudoun County, Virginia, within the United States of America.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Virginia State Route 7 runs through Sterling. Sterling can also be reached from Interstate Route 66 by taking the Rt. 28, Sully Road exit North. Rt. 28 leads to Rt. 7, thence east to Sterling.

By plane[edit]

  • Dulles International Airport, (IAD IATA). Located partially in Sterling, Dulles International Airport is a hub of United, and offers service to many national and international destinations. Access, via major thruway, is best along Rt. 28 (Sully Road) and Rt. 267 (toll road), or the Dulles Access Rd. Currently, no there is no rail service to this area, though a new MetroRail line is projected to open in 2015 within the general vicinity.
  • Other nearby airports include National (DCA IATA), Baltimore/Washington International (BWI IATA), and Richmond (RIC IATA).

Private planes can land at Leesburg Municipal Airport (JYO), 15 miles north-west of Sterling. Full service is available; runway length is 5,500 feet. Approach to JYO requires special procedures due to the Washington Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). Contact Potomac Approach Control on 126.1 MHz.

Get around[edit]

Bus service is provided by the Virginia Regional Transit Authority [formerly dead link]. It is called "7 to 7 on 7", meaning that busses run from 7AM to 7PM on Rt. 7.

Taxi and limo service are also available.

Major rental car companies can be found on the grounds of Dulles International Airport, with shuttles direct from the main terminal. There are also two Enterprise locations in Sterling, one on Virginia State Route 7 near the Fairfax County line, and one on Woodland Road near Claude Moore Park.

See[edit]

  • National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. 14390 Air & Space Museum Pkwy. Chantilly, VA 20151 +1 202 357-2200. Located near Dulles International Airport, this companion facility of the National Air and Space Museum houses air and spacecraft including an SR-71 "Blackbird" spy plane, a Concorde supersonic jet, and the space shuttle "Enterprise". Admission is free. Parking is available for $15/vehicle.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Dulles Town Center Mall, at intersection of Rt. 7 and Rt. 28

Eat[edit]

  • Cheng's Nice Chinese restaurant. 20921 Davenport Dr. (off Rt. 7 in the Countryside area).
  • Emilio's Brick oven pizza. 22207 Shaw Rd.
  • Don Corleone's Brick oven pizza. 21018 Southbank St.
  • Corner Bakery Café. 46290 Cranston St.
  • O'Malley's Pub, 45425 Holiday Drive. American Irish pub.
  • Mokomandy, 20789 Great Falls Plaza, Unit 176. Great Korean-Cajun fusion in modern atmosphere.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Visit Washington, D.C.
  • The National Air and Space Museum has its incredible hangar-sized annex in next-door Chantilly.
  • See a performance at Wolf Trap.
  • Go to Civil War historic sites.
  • Visit wineries.
Routes through Sterling
WinchesterAshburn  W Virginia 7.svg E  RestonAlexandria
LeesburgAshburn  W Virginia 267.svg E  HerndonFalls Church


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