Things to do in Leesburg
Opened in 1931 as Leesburg’s first movie house, Tally Ho Theater now features big name acts such as David Allen Coe and Uncle Kracker, as well as frequent retro acts and touring cover bands.
King Street is teeming with lively bars and eateries. Try the lobster roll and spicy Kentucky Mule cocktail at King Street Oyster Bar, the locavore cheese plate and wine flights at farm-to-table Wine Kitchen and spicy tacos at modish New-Mexican Senor Ramon.
There are no less than five breweries in downtown all within walking distance of each other. Loudoun Brewing Co, Black Hoof and cozy nook Crooked Run make crisp lagers and malty IPA’s, and we love the summery back yard at Black Walnut.
All in One
Comprising of a restored mill and relocated freight depot, Market Station precinct is home to beloved local restaurants Fireworks (pizza), Jasmine (Chinese), Tuscarora Mill (American bistro), and South Street Cafe (don't miss their fresh baked ciabatta), as well as a brewery, cidery, nail salon, health food store and the Visitor Center.
Leesburg Premium Outlets, just outside the historic district, offers bargain deals on major designers, while the town has a slate of stylish boutiques, home decor stores, gift shops and thrift stores, among them Lou Lou's, 27 South, Brick & Mortar and Resourceful Woman.
Ice Ice Baby
New ION International Training Center, with its two NHL-sized rinks (convertible to concert and event space), is one of the leading ice skating arenas on the east coast.
If our bartenders don’t get you, the baristas will. King Street Coffee serves award-winning local roaster Lone Oak Coffee, and we like the secret garden at Shoes Cup & Cork. A cortado at the Euro-style counter at Side Bar is the perfect pick me up.
Walk the grounds of historic Morven Park and the terraced gardens of the 1798-established Oatlands; pay tribute to George C. Marshall at his home Dodona Manor, and visit the hallowed ground of Ball’s Bluff Battlefield National Park on cliffs above the Potomac. For a walking tour of historic Leesburg including the Loudoun Museum and Leesburg Courthouse, download it here.
Enjoy the shops, bars, restaurants, bowling alley, multiplex cinema, supermarket (Wegman’s) and restaurant incubator Chefscape at the pedestrianized lifestyle and residential precinct the Village at Leesburg.
Set on 500 scenic acres overlooking the Potomac, Lansdowne Resort & Spa is a state-of-the-art hotel, golf and lifestyle resort with a slate of restaurants specializing in Piedmont and Tidewater cuisine.