Have you spotted the chipmunk? He’s the furry one that pops up on the new VisitLoudoun.org. We here at Visit Loudoun think travel should be fun, and if you’re planning a trip to see us, we hope you spend a little time on our website, as we’ve tried to incorporate a little bit of whimsy to the site too.

But it’s not all chipmunks and horses. The new site offers users up-to-date information about lots of great Loudoun experiences including events, packages, enhanced integration with social media and a feed of posts from this blog, as well as sophisticated mapping and trip planning tools. But wait, there’s more!

The site also features: • a robust calendar featuring hundreds of upcoming Loudoun events; • Visit Loudoun’s Emmy Award-winning video series; • high-quality photos and a 360-degree virtual tour of several destinations; • detailed descriptions of experiences including the arts, recreation, golf, heritage, towns and villages, shopping, and spas; • a special section on DC’s Wine Country and 28 wineries as well as Loudoun’s Destination Restaurant program and culinary experiences; • a downloadable official Loudoun Visitors Touring Guide; • an interactive trip planning feature to help visitors select, organize, map, and print their itinerary; and • a Travelocity booking feature to help tourists book flights, accommodations, and transportation.

Getting married? Need a meeting location? Our site also offers free wedding and meeting planning services. The updated weddings and meetings web pages allow visitors to browse venues and vendors and request personalized service from a dedicated Visit Loudoun staff member. In addition, meeting planners can submit an RFP or request for information directly via the Visit Loudoun site.

So, why not click through, and spend a little time in destination Loudoun, the virtual version.