Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you’re feeling relaxed, rested and ready to hit the ground running in the new decade.
Of course, with a new year comes everyone’s favorite tradition — no, not noisemakers at midnight and finding glitter in your couch months later. The other favorite tradition: new year’s resolutions!
We know, we know… some people feel a bit anxious about resolutions, some consider them a bit of an eyeroll. But we’re here to tell you that resolutions don’t have to be intimidating. These little promises can be the encouragement you need to thrive in the new year. Trust us, looking back on what you achieved a year from now will bring you a sense of true pride, no matter how full-throttle or slow-but-steady your progress was. Because, honestly, the only thing you’re accountable for is enjoying this year, whatever that looks like for you.
So, lean into this fresh start and just take things day by day. Embrace this good excuse to reflect, set goals and grow. Whether you’re in search of resolution inspiration or our suggestions below align perfectly with what you’ve already dedicated yourself to, we hope you’ll look to Loudoun for motivation to get out, broaden your horizons and make this your best decade yet. Remember to use #LoveLoudoun when you post to social media so we can keep rooting for you all year long!
Focus on Your Wellness
There’s nothing like coming off the holidays to reignite your dedication to a healthy lifestyle! After months of shopping, decorating and cooking, the new year is a perfect opportunity to slow down and rejuvenate your mind and body with a “well-cation.” With the best wellness centers, restorative treatments and spas in Northern Virginia, Loudoun County is your relaxation destination! Plan your soothing getaway today.
See More Live Music
The roaring ‘20s are back, so it’s time to get your groove on! If you resolved to catch more tunes live, keep the new year spirit swinging throughout 2020 at Loudoun’s many musical venues — both traditional and unconventional. Whether it’s rocking with your favorite cover band at the iconic Tally Ho Theater or weekend jams at a winery or brewery, come discover why Loudoun County has been steadily gaining a reputation for music. Our growing population of local talent will blow you away with unforgettable performances of original songs and classic favorites!
Take a Solo Trip
If you’re feeling the urge to pack it up and “go it alone” for a trip… turns out, you’re actually not alone. The “solo travel” trend has been gathering momentum over the past couple years, and the adventure is far from over. As you plan vacations this year, vow to actually take the paid leave you’re allotted, and consider taking that time to yourself. You never know what benefits you’ll reap or what self-discoveries you’ll make in 2020 until you spend a little quality time away with… you. Luckily, there’s plenty in Loudoun to explore that only requires, “me, myself, and I!”
Learn Something New
Did you promise yourself you’d learn something new this year? With Loudoun’s experimental craft beverage scene, historical landmarks and museums and creative entrepreneurial community, there are all kinds of friendly teachers everywhere you turn. Discover the art of the cocktail in time for the 100th anniversary of prohibition, try your hand at wood-staining for personalized home decor, whip up a 5-course meal on a 175-year-old former dairy farm, even stimulate a love for STEM in your kids… The list of learning in Loudoun goes on! Many of these opportunities are event-based, so stay tuned to our calendar for classes and exhibit openings galore.