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What to Do in Loudoun County

Dive into Leesburg Virginia & Lansdowne Luxury

When visiting Leesburg, Virginia nestled in Loudoun County, there's no shortage of exciting activities to interest you. Whether as a girlfriend or couple's getaway at Lansdowne Resort, make sure you take an extra day or two for your stay and experience one, two or 86 of these hot options ...

Lansdowne Resort, Spa Minérale and Championship Golf Course

Lansdowne ResortLadies, if you just want to relax and cuddle on-site, Lansdowne Resort has loads of activities and quiet spots to suit your preference.

  • The Spa Minérale will unwind your body and energize your spirit
  • The championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones and Greg Norman will satisfy your stroke and putt
  • Walking trails along the Potomac will exercise your love of nature.

When we visited, our choice was to mix a broad range of on-site and off-site activities - local winery tours, a long afternoon shopping, delicious dinners on and off-site AND the Spa Minérale.

We suggest a blend of resort relaxation and taking some time to tour the local activities ... keep reading!

Loudoun County (Leesburg, VA) Shopping

Cup and Cork characterLoudoun County offers two diverse opportunities to satisfy your need to shop - historic downtown Leesburg or the modern Premium Outlets.

Historic downtown Leesburg delivers a quaint, relaxing boutique experience (GoGirlfriend recommendation - you must stop at Cup & Cork for its great coffee and unique ambiance) mixing restored older buildings home with distinctive boutiques, restaurants and civic government offices. We found walking these streets allowed us to tap into the historic charm of the town's early years. Narrow streets steeped in character - the old-world lives on in the architecture and decorations of the shops.

If your taste desires modern brand-name outlets like Coach, Michael Kors or Charlotte Russe, the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets is calling your name.  More than 100 major outlets will tempt and tease you with enough modern fashion options to seriously stretch your pocketbook.

Wine Tours

Vineyards viewWhat's relaxation without that great glass of Chardonnay or that "big red" you've been chasing. GoGirlfriend decided to go straight to the source for our bottle of relaxation, and being in such a rich wine country area, our travels took us to Doukenie Winery, Tarara Winery and Hillsborough Vineyards. The DC Wine Region is rich with over 35 wineries dotting the Loudoun County Wine Trail. Slip into your relaxation with local whites, roses or sumptuous reds. As your travels take you from the Smoky Mountains to the shores of the Potomac for your tasting pleasure, and I'm certain there will be a few gems you'll find to take back to your resort!


Civil War sites

Virginia civil war sitesThe Virginia countryside is dotted with historic locations of battles big and small dating back to the Civil War era. Whether your sympathies swing Confederate or Union, Leesburg, Virginia was a politically important swing battle-zone (even back then) changing hands about 150 times in the war. Due to the many skirmishes and battles, important historic markers dot the entire area. Most notably in the area is the Balls Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery situated just outside Leesburg where the Confederates inflicted a wounding defeat to the Union army. If you fancy historic battles and nation-building, you can follow the Civil War Trails throughout Virginia to immerse yourself in 1800's Civil war landscape.

Only 40 minutes away ...

visit Washington, DCThe Loudoun County region holds many activities to be enjoyed, but part of Leesburg's allure is its proximity to the nation's capital Washington, DC. Just 40 minutes along the Dulles Toll Rd (VA-267) the opportunities to tour the National Capitol landmarks add extra allure. With such epic attractions as the National Monument and Memorials, the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court, we suggest you throw in some shopping in old Alexandria. A GoGirlfriend recommendation to add to your itinerary is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (housing greats like the Enola Gay and more recently the Space Shuttle Discovery, to name a few).

spectacular Virginia countrysideEqui-distant in the other direction opposing the bustle of Capitol Hill - the Blue Ridge Mountains deliver spectacular scenery. Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy the range in its grand glory (especially in the fall!).

While touring Loudoun County, GoGirlfriend recommends you stay at the luxury Lansdowne Resort with its relaxing Spa Minérale and championship golf as you decide what you want to do to while away your days. We've listed a great number of options to make Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg and Loudoun County your getaway destination. TripAdvisor has a listing of 86 other things you can do in Loudoun County if you still need more convincing. After visiting the area, we know there's enough to do for many weekend getaways, so plan more than just one visit!

Have you visited Loudoun County, Virginia? What was your getaway activity you enjoyed most?? We'd love to hear. Follow us on Facebook or talk to us on Twitter to tell your ideas ...

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