Things to do in Chantilly, VA
There are a variety of local attractions and things to do in Chantilly, VA. Enjoy educational and cultural attractions, museums, sports entertainment, beautiful parks, shopping centers and more. For even more thrills, check out some of the other sights located throughout the Washington, DC area.
Dulles International Airport. The Dulles International Airport is an 11,830-acre airport located 26 miles west of Washington, DC and 4 miles from our Chantilly, VA hotel. Opened in 1962, the sleek modern design plan of the Dulles airport was created by world renowned architect, Eero Saarinen. The airport features 143 airline gates, 7 cargo buildings, 4 concrete runways and a striking 2-level Main Terminal. Visit www.mwaa.com/Dulles for flight schedules and info.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is a companion facility to Washington, DC’s National Air and Space Museum. It includes the Boeing Aviation Hangar, which houses three levels of space and aviation artifacts, aircrafts, engines, helicopters and experimental flying machines. Check out the world of space travel at the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar where hundreds of spacecraft, rockets and satellites are on display. The facility also includes an Airbus IMAX Theater and observation tower. For visitor info go to www.nasm.si.edu/museum/udvarhazy. [Top]
Sully Historic Site. The Sully Plantation is the former home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia’s first Representative to Congress. Completed in 1799, this picturesque farmhouse features Georgian and Federalist architecture as well as beautiful gardens, numerous outbuildings and a representative slave quarter. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.
Dulles Expo Center. The Dulles Expo Center is the second largest exhibit hall in the Washington, DC area. It is situated only 6 miles south of the Dulles International Airport. The Dulles Expo Center features 200,000 feet of exhibit space, 2,400 parking spaces, and a 15,000 square foot on-site conference center. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere, while attending a special consumer show or trade event. Go to www.dullesexpo.com for more schedule. [Top]
George Mason University. George Mason University (GMU) is a public university located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Founded in 1972, George Mason University is distinguished in the areas of law, economics, public policy and the visual & performing arts. It is composed of four campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Manassas as well as the Patriot Center, a 10,000 seat sports and entertainment complex. Visit www.gmu.edu.
Metropolitan Washington, DC. As the capital of the United State of America, Washington, DC offers a wealth of cultural sites and attractions such as the White House, the Library of Congress and the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. The Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument are also located in this exciting metropolitan neighborhood. [Top]
Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is a government funded research and educational institute headquartered in Washington, DC. It includes 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. Visit the beautiful red sandstone Smithsonian headquarters building located in Washington, DC. The Smithsonian Institute museums include the National Air and Space museum, National Portrait gallery, National Postal Museum, National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of Natural History. Discover other Smithsonian Institution attractions at www.si.edu.
Verizon Center. The Verizon Center is a premier sports and entertainment facility located in downtown Washington, DC. Catch the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The Verizon Center features restaurants, sports bars, sporting good stores and executive suites. Schedule and info available at www.verizoncenter.com. [Top]
Splash Down Waterpark. Spend a warm summer day at Splash Down Waterpark located in Manassas, VA just south of Chantilly, VA. This 13-acre waterpark is the largest in Northern Virginia. Wind down the 770 foot lazy river, zoom through one of five rip roaring waterslides or soak up the sun on Big Kahuna Beach. Children will especially love the interactive water play area. Visit www.splashdownwaterpark.com.
Colvin Run Mill. The Colvin Run Mill is nestled in Great Falls, VA near the south banks of the Potomac River. This 19th century water mill operated between the 1890s and the 1940s. Today, visitors can catch a live wheat grinding demonstration, visit the barn, blacksmith shop and the Colvin Run General Store or explore the relaxing on-site pond. For info visit, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/crm. [Top]
More Chantilly, VA Attractions.
Don’t forget to check out these other great attractions, shopping centers, golf courses, museums and monuments found throughout the Washington, DC area.
Washington, DC Area Shopping
- Tysons Corner Shopping Center
- Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
- Dulles Towne Center
- Reston Towne Center
- Fair Oaks Mall
Parks & Gardens
- U.S. Botanical Gardens
- Rock Creek Nature Center
- Bull Run Park
- E.C. Lawrence Park
- Potomac Lakes Park
Entertainment & Performing Arts
- Nissan Pavilion
- Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts
- Lockheed Martin IMAX Theatre
- Washington Nationals Stadium
- Redskin Park
- Frozen Ropes Training Center
Washington, DC Museums
- International Spy Museum
- National Museum of Women in Arts
- Textile Museum
- National Museum of Crime and Punishment
- DAR Museum
- National Gallery of Art
- National Museum of Health and Medicine
- National Building Museum
- Fairfax Station Railroad Museum
Country Clubs & Golf
- Hidden Creek County Club
- Pleasant Valley Golf Club
- South Riding Golfer’s Club
- International Country Club
- River Creek Club
- Chantilly National Golf & Country club
- Reston National Golf Course