- 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.
79% 34 votes
43098 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg, VA 20175 MoreLess Info
Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park, Leesburg, has several miles of wooded trails winding to the Potomac River and scenic overlook. The river trail offers easy walking. Other trails include minor hills in this well maintained park.
The main house of the Sully Plantation is considered to be the primary attraction at the site as it contains the small museum, gift shop, and historic exhibits in the home. Guests can also take the Forgotten Roads Tour which includes outdoor walking and exploration of the slave quarters.
Featuring open green space, Rock Hill District Park is home to athletic fields used mainly for soccer. The park also provides an off-leash dog park that is fenced and provides separate areas for larger and smaller dogs.
Offering stand-up paddle and kayak tours, Potomac Paddlesports organizes group trips through white water rapids. The guide begins with teaching visitors how to use the paddle board, before leading the group into the river.
83% 64 votes
Battlefield Parkway, Leesburg, VA MoreLess Info
The first Civil War engagement to take place in Loudoun County is memorialized at Ball's Bluff Battlefield & National Cemetery. The site of the battle is preserved, and tours of the area are held every week from April to November.
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4515 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151 MoreLess Info
Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail is 3.4 miles of various surfaces including asphalt and stonedust. The trail crosses over a stream and traversing it may require the use of bridges, fairweather crossings and paved swales.
Ox Hill Battlefield Park is a historical park, as it was the setting for the only major Civil War battle of Fairfax County. Kiosks throughout the park teach visitors the history as they stroll through this peaceful area.
98% 121 votes
11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854 MoreLess Info
Designed for more experienced hikers, the Great Falls Billy Goat Trail is 4 miles of natural beauty. Tucked away from the fast paced city, the hiking trail offers views of still pools, white rapids and lush foliage.
100% 22 votes
Great Falls Tavern, 11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854 MoreLess Info
Great Falls & the Potomac Gorge constitute a remarkable and unique ecosystem, a natural space unspoiled by its relative proximity to developed areas. The area features a diverse array of plant and animal species, as well as stunning views.