Interested in a bit of pampering, relaxation, indulgence and FUN with a group of your closest girlfriends in DC’s Wine Country?! Whether you and your girlfriends are adventure seekers or prefer a relaxing spa treatment, we’ve got a number of experiences that’ll fit your needs! Continue reading to learn more about girlfriend getaways in Loudoun County!
Dining & Brunch
There are a number of great restaurants throughout Loudoun and whether you’re looking for a local farm-to-table restaurant or a charming brunch spot, we’ve got something for everyone! For more information about Loudoun restaurants, click here.
- For a unique experience, try The Conche, a chocolate-themed boutique restaurant owned by world-renowned pastry chef and Food Network competitor, Santosh Tiptur and located in the Village at Leesburg.
- For a great brunch spot, head to Magnolias at the Mill, located in Purcellville and featuring champagne cocktails, bloody Mary’s and more!
- Indulge in curated products such as house-made soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at Roots 657 in Lucketts. This eat-in and take-out cafe and market is owned by Certified Master Chef, Rich Rosendale and has some serious clout.
- Grab lunch or dinner in historic Middleburg where locals love Market Salamander, The Upper Crust, recently opened King Street Oyster Bar, The Red Fox Inn & Tavern and The Red Horse Tavern.
Indulge in some retail therapy with a visit to Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, featuring designer stores at cut-rate costs, or get in your shopping groove at Dulles Town Center. With more than 125 stores, there is a shop to fit every style. While in Middleburg and downtown Leesburg, spend time exploring the historic streets, which are home to a plethora of quaint shops and boutiques.
As our friends from the hit tv series Parks and Recreation say, Treat Yo Self! Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg offers a luxurious, nature inspired setting, which balances your mind and body through services like hot stone massages, seasonal rituals, special body treatments, deep tissue massages and much more. For another relaxing setting, experience the benefits of Vinotherapy at Lansdowne Resort and Spa. Using the revitalizing and renewing wine lees from Stone Tower Winery, this body treatment will brighten your skin, giving your body a healthy glow.
Unique outdoor adventures await in Loudoun County! Bring your own kayak or canoe to the Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling for an excellent entry point to explore the Potomac River. Or visit Harpers Ferry Adventure Center in Purcellville where you can rent all equipment for a day on the water and even take guided tours through the river. Take an exhilarating trip through the Loudoun countryside at Empower Adventures in Middleburg. Experience the thrill of flying with five zip lines spanning over 20 acres. Loudoun also offers several beautiful parks and overlooks like Bears Den Overlook, which provides you with miles of scenery!
Whether you’re a seasoned sipper or a beginner taster, you’re sure to enjoy the award-winning wines at Loudoun’s 40 wineries! Savor the view atop Hogback Mountain while enjoying a tasting at Stone Tower Winery. Boasting award-winning wine and breathtaking views, Stone Tower is highly regarded as one of Loudoun’s staples. Make a stop at Greenhill Winery and Vineyards before heading home. Located just east of Middleburg, this boutique destination winery is home to a 4th generation Bordeaux winemaker, spectacular views of classic Virginia landscape and award-winning wines-one of which was placed in the 2016 OSCAR gift bags to select nominees! To satisfy your inner wine cravings, plan to visit Hidden Brook Winery in the town of Lucketts. Located in a log cabin surrounded by a peaceful forest, Hidden Brook was amongst the first 10 wineries to open in Loudoun County. Click here to learn more about other wineries in Loudoun.
Bikes & Brews
A popular 45-mile trail in Northern Virginia, the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) runs from Shirlington to Purcellville and offers a paved path the entire way. In Loudoun, catch the trail in Sterling, Ashburn, Leesburg or Purcellville. The trail also provides perfect access to many breweries! With more than 25 LoCo Ale Trail breweries in Loudoun and more than 15 just steps from the trail, you really can’t go wrong!