Whether you are visiting for pleasure or business, you will enjoy the small town charm of this pre-Civil War town and the many attractions we offer.
Located in western Fairfax County, Herndon is just 22 miles from downtown Washington, DC. We are just minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport and Herndon is the closest town to the National Air and Space Museum's Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center. With many hotels offering shuttle service to the museum and with express bus to Metrorail into Washington, you can stay in Herndon and still be close to it all. After a day of sight-seeing, enjoy an evening of international cuisine at one of over 100 restaurants nestled in and around our downtown, and check into one of our nationally-recognized name brand hotels for a good night's sleep.
Packed with outstanding recreational activities, the award-winning Herndon Community Center offers many programs and events. Enjoy the town's 11 parks or take a hike on the W&OD Trail, which runs through the heart of downtown Herndon. Or spend a day on the links at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, named one of Golf Digest's "Places to Play."
Each year, thousands of people enjoy a wide variety of free concerts and special events on Herndon's Town Green, including the Herndon Festival, Friday Night Live! and more. Herndon is also home to the renowned NextStop Theatre, an award-winning theatre group.
Whatever your interests are, it's all in the Heart of Herndon!