- The list below includes 392 free or cheap things to do in or near Sterling, Virginia, including 117 different types of inexpensive activities like Laser Tag, Family Fun Center, Bowling and Go Karts.
- From Algonkian Regional Park to Briar Patch Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Sterling and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Washington, Arlington, Silver Spring and Bethesda.
Many activities are offered at the Algonkian Regional Park that is located along the Potomac shore. The site features a par-72 golf course, a large waterpark complex, trails, a boat launch, miniature golf, and picnic shelters.
Featuring facilities for volleyball, basketball and tennis, Briar Patch Park measures five acres and has grass fields with a patch of trees. It offers playgrounds for three different age groups as well as a picnic pavilion with tables.
90% 20 votes
21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling, VA 20164 MoreLess Info
Located in eastern Loudoun County is Virginia's Claude Moore Park and Lanesville Heritage Area. The park features eleven miles of hiking trails, picnic pavilions and fishing ponds while the heritage center features a historic schoolhouse and sportsplex.
50% 2 votes
Algonkian Regional Park, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, VA 20165 MoreLess Info
Halloween Woods Haunted Forest is a scare destination that features a variety of costumed actors and elaborate horror set-pieces in an outdoor setting. The attraction also features a rock wall and refreshments for sale.
75% 48 votes
46105 Loudoun Park Ln, Sterling, VA 20164 MoreLess Info
In addition to the historic Lanesville Ordinary & Post Office, the Claude Moore Park Recreation Center features several outdoor activities. The park has eleven miles of hiking trails, picnic pavilions, two fishing ponds, and live animal displays at the Vestal's Gap Visitor Center.
Farm life of the past is put on display at the Heritage Farm Museum through several exhibits. The main displays include the interactive children's farm exhibits, the workhorse museum, and an interactive farm kitchen.
A 48-lane bowling center, Bowl America Dranesville offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring and bumpers. The center provides synthetic lanes, arcade games, cosmic bowling and a snack bar with food and drinks.
67% 15 votes
23520 Overland Drive, Sterling, VA 20166 MoreLess Info
The Panther Family Laser Tag & Amusement Center is a location that is meant to provide fun and entertainment to those who visit. Amenities at the center include laser tag, air hockey, and a video game arcade.