Bad news, guys. Brace yourselves…

Each year, hundreds of millions of vacation days go unused 💔 Those poor, poor vacay-days. So lonely. So unloved. 😔

We know what you’re thinking: “This is tragic! Unheard-of! Unacceptable! What can I do to help?!”

Never fear, reader. Luckily, this whole sad situation can all be avoided with just two simple steps: 

1. Make a plan now to use your 2020 vacation days.
2. Go on said vacations.

Yep, that’s all it takes! And, even though it sounds a little silly, vacation is actually so good for you in a ton of ways! Taking time off has proven associations with: 

📈 Greater productivity
👏 Higher professional performance
🤓 More positive attitude toward work
🌞 Increased levels of happiness 
💡 Boosted creativity
🧠 Improved mental health 
💪 Better physical health
🤗 Stronger personal relationships 
👯‍♂️ A better social life

See? Planning for vacation is a simple way to make sure you take advantage of every chance to be happier, healthier and less stressed! Over half of Americans report having unused vacation time at the end of the year. Why be one of those #NoDaysOff dum-dums when you could increase your quality of life with a sweet little holiday?! 

To help fill your calendar, we’ve gathered all our very best vacation ideas in Loudoun County, Virginia. Whether you’re in charge of planning your annual besties trip or you’re just ready for a solo sojourn, you’ve come to the right place. We hope you find some vacation inspiration that sparks your imagination ✨

Oh, the places you’ll go! 

Girls' Trip!

Family-Friendly Fun

A Thrill Seeker’s Adventure

For the Boys

A Trip for Your Tastebuds

A Romantic Elopement

Girls' Trip!

Every now and then, you seriously just need a little girl time. A little indulgent, no-judgement getaway with the ladies you love, including all forms of self care 💁‍♀️


- 5 Perfect Girls’ Trips to Loudoun: Every group has a spa lover, a wine guru, a beer buff, a fashionista and an activity enthusiast. Celebrate your crew with a girl’s getaway to Loudoun County, Virginia!
- Relaxing Wine Country Weekend: Slip away for a 36-hour getaway to Virginia’s famed wine country, Loudoun County!
- Spas & Wellness Attractions: Enjoy a relaxing retreat at a soothing spa. 
- Tours of #DCsWineCountry: Who wouldn’t love a winery tour of award-winning Loudoun vinos? 
- Retail Therapy: Raise your hand if you’re ready to shop-till-you-drop! 


Family-Friendly Fun

Spring break, fall break, long weekends… you name it! Loudoun’s the perfect place to plan a fun-filled family vacation, no matter the occasion 👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 


- Top 5 Museums in Loudoun: Who’s up for a little family field trip? Plus, the awesome Loudoun Museum is back and better than ever!
Top 5 Outdoor Summertime Activities in Loudoun County: Bring on picnics, sunshine and all of the outdoor activities.
- Recreation Attractions: Relieve some built-up energy with a heart-racing virtual reality experience, an epic trampoline sesh or a tree-top zipline tour!
- Farms: Pick your own fruits and veggies, bounce along a hayride and visit some friendly farm animals! The annual Spring Fall Tour and Fall Farm Tour are perfect times for an awesome agricultural adventure. 
- Loudoun’s Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots and Most Photogenic Outdoor Spaces: Snap a memorable family pic at one of Loudoun’s many photo-ops.


A Thrill-Seeker's Adventure

Attention, adrenaline junkies! Dare to explore Loudoun for a vacation full of adventure. 🚴‍♂️🧗‍♀️🏎️


- Exploring Historic Leesburg by way of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail: Winding through historic Leesburg and ending in Purcellville, the W&OD Trail (a 40-mile, vehicle-free, paved trail running from Arlington to Purcellville) offers a great way to explore downtown shops, restaurants and LoCo Ale Trail breweries.
- Summit Ropes: Climb high and low to your heart’s desire at this brand new, state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind indoor adventure course!
- iFly: Experience the feeling of freefall — with no parachute and no jumping — at this indoor skydiving facility. 
- Hogback Mountain Paintball and Pev’s Paintball Park: Two perfect spots if you live for the thrill of hiding and seeking! 
- Autobahn Indoor Speedway: If you’ve ever wanted to drive like a race car pro, come check out the largest indoor karting facility. Reach speeds up to 50 mph while racing complete strangers or your best friends! Craving another thrill? The facility now offers axe-throwing, too! 


For the Boys

The time’s always right to get away with the guys! Man to man, Loudoun’s honestly where you want to take your boys for some real fun 👯‍♂️


- Architecture and Wine: If you gentlemen appreciate beautiful design as much as  you love delicious wine, check this itinerary out!
- Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Next Beercation in Loudoun: With tasting rooms located on farms, industrial parks, mountain tops, historic downtowns and right off the bike trail — Loudoun County, Virginia is in no short supply of quality brews, making it a beer lover’s hub! The LoCo Ale Trail's 30+ breweries, each offering their own unique twist on craft beer. Start collecting prizes with your Beer Passport! 
- Golf: Swing your heart out at one of Loudoun’s excellent golf courses or at TopGolf, a premiere golf entertainment complex where you can challenge your friends to point-scoring golf games with microchipped balls. 
- Distilleries: That’s right, we’re not just a beer and wine destination. Our growing craft liquor scene does not disappoint!


A Trip For Your Tastebuds

It’s not just our craft beverages that bring the crowds — Loudoun County is also a foodie’s paradise. Come taste for yourself! 😋


- Top 10 Comfort Foods to Warm the Soul: Loudoun’s done your favorite foods better than you’ve ever tasted. Warm your soul (and your stomach!) with these comfort food classics!
- The Sweet Life of Loudoun County: Whether you prefer macaroons or macarons and whether you’re Team Chocolate Chip or Team Oatmeal Raisin, you’ll delight in the desserts Loudoun’s serving up on the daily.
- Experience True Farm-to-Table Dining in Loudoun: True to it its respected agricultural roots, Loudoun provides the perfect backdrop to experience farm fresh eats and locally sourced produce.
- Top Ten Outdoor Dining Spots in Loudoun: Get out in the fresh air, enjoy some great cuisine and sit back & relax while listening to live music. 


A Romantic Elopement

Hey, you love birds! Fly into Dulles or flutter on over from the city for a romantic countryside escape to Loudoun 💜


- Top 15 Nightlife Spots in Loudoun: Hop around town with your hot date! 
- Bed and Breakfasts/Inns: Cozy up in your new home away from home, Loudoun County!
- Winter in Wine Country: Wineries with Fireplaces: Heat things up with a little chatting and cheersing by the fire.
- Parks & Trails: Explore Loudoun’s serene, natural landscapes with your better half by your side.
- Love Loudoun: A Wedding Showcase: Fiancés, make a romantic weekend out of the 2020 Wedding Showcase and get ahead on the planning!