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Herndon, VA

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As the old saying goes, Virginia is for lovers, and Herndon is definitely one of those charming Virginian towns that will help rekindle the romance. Located a mere 22 miles from downtown Washington D.C. in Fairfax County, Herndon is more like a quaint suburb than a town unto itself. With over 100 restaurants, an impressive number and variety of outdoor festivals, plenty of pristine green space, locals enjoy an abundance of activities in this friendly town.

Getting Around in Herndon, VA

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Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Herndon is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.31%
  • 16.14%
  • 1.79%

Golfing in Herndon

Named as one of Golf Digest's "Places to Play", the Herndon Centennial Golf Course invites golfers of all skill levels to experience the thrill of a championship course. Heavily frequented by locals, the course boasts both quality and value, something you don't always find on such a renowned golf course. After a $1 million renovation that included the addition of brand new carts, reconstruction of tee complexes, and a massive drainage upgrade, few courses in the region have this kinda of star power. This 18-hole, 17 par layout provides a number of unique features including free flowing trees, a number of challenging water hazards, and rolling greenways.

The Elden Street Play

Herndon is known for a great many things including its myriad of international eateries, its award-winning golf course, and of course, its fantastic theatre and live entertainment scene. The Elden Street Players have been delighting audiences for the last 25 years, and with their slogan "far from everyday and close to home" this award winning troupe is not only adored by locals, but theatre enthusiasts come to watch classic productions like Richard III and Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Founded as one of the original (and only) "Black Box" theatre experiences in the country, locals pay homage to this vibrant and beloved theater group.

Herndon Festivals

Herndon draws visitors from around the region to experience the various festivals held from the late spring and into the fall. The Annual Herndon Festival occurs over a weekend at the end of May or early June. The festival sees an attendance of over 80,000 and features a number of family friendly activities including live entertainment on three different stages, carnival rides and games, children's entertainment, and a myriad of hands-on activities. The most popular festival, Friday Night Life, is held on the Town Green in the middle of Herndon, and is hailed as a "Must See" while in Fairfax County by Virginia Magazine - Admission is free!