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View Guide - Visit Loudoun
VISITLOUDOUN.ORG
© 2012 Robb Sharetg/sharetgpictures.com. All Rights Reserved.
© 2012 Robb Sharetg/sharetgpictures.com. All Rights Reserved.
© 2012 Robb Sharetg/sharetgpictures.com. All Rights Reserved.
An exquisite culinary and
heritage destination is just
25 miles from the U.S.
capital of Washington, D.C.
DC’s Wine Country®,
Loudoun Virginia boasts
award-winning wineries,
tasting rooms, breweries,
and distilleries, farm-to-table
dining, country inns and
estates, Northern Virginia’s
only AAA four-diamond resort,
and more. Along the way,
you’ll experience scenic vistas,
rich American heritage, and
charming small towns.
Along with our proximity to
Washington, D.C., Loudoun
is also easily accessible
internationally with arrivals
via Washington Dulles
International Airport.
Loudoun is DC’s Wine Country®
Named by Wine Enthusiast as one of the “10 Best Wine
Destinations 2012” and by MSN Travel as one of “7 Under
the Radar Wine Regions That Deserves a Toast,” Virginia has
emerged as a premier location for wine travelers, and Loudoun
is leading the way. Named DC’s Wine Country® due to its
close proximity to the nation’s capital, Loudoun is home to
nearly 40 wineries and tasting rooms. Intimate and boutique
in design, our wineries offer visitors an experience of tastings
and tours, and the opportunity to talk with the winemakers
who craft our award-winning wines. Best of all, admire
the breathtaking backdrop of vineyards set against
beautiful rolling hills. Along with our burgeoning wine
country, Loudoun is experiencing strong growth in breweries.
Our Shopping
Opportunities Offer
Something for
Every Taste
Discover unique gifts and
delightful bargains at individuallyowned boutiques in our historic
towns and villages, pick up a
souvenir in a restored carriage
house gift shop, and find one-ofa-kind treasures tucked-away
in antique emporiums or at an
old-fashioned country store. For a
cosmopolitan experience, browse
world-famous labels and brands
at Leesburg Corner Premium
Outlets, a must-visit shopping
stop on your American itinerary.
Savor Our Local Cuisine
TRY ONE OF DC METRO FOOD TOURS'
CULINARY WALKING TOURS OF HISTORIC
DOWNTOWN LEESBURG OR GUIDED
WINERY AND CULINARY EXPERIENCE TOURS
TO LOUDOUN’S WINERIES, RESTAURANTS,
AND GOURMET MARKETS.
The culinary story of Loudoun begins at our farms, which provide
produce to many of our signature restaurants, from elegant fine
dining to casual cafes to brick oven pizzerias. For a uniquely
Loudoun experience, try one of our 14 Destination Restaurants,
chosen for their quality, character, use of locally-grown products,
and for serving Loudoun wine. Discover establishments set in
structures that reflect our agricultural past including mills and
farm houses, historic taverns, and even a conservatory featuring
stunning sunset views of the Potomac River.
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TRAIL’S END CYCLING AND GET OUT &
GO TOURS OFFER BIKE RENTALS, SHUTTLE
SERVICE, AND GUIDED OR SELF-GUIDED
CYCLING TOURS OF LOUDOUN’S WINERIES
AND VINEYARDS.
History is Around Every Corner
Seasonal and Annual Events Abound
Come to Loudoun, and roam the same historic vistas as George
Experience an old fashioned country fair or festival, pair Virginia
wine and local music at a vineyard, and witness the creative skills
of artisans at a studio tour or crafts fair. Enjoy the sights and sounds
of a thrilling steeplechase race, symphony performance, or summer
concert, and be stirred by a military demonstration performed by
Civil War re-enactors. Signature events include:
Washington, Robert E. Lee, JFK and Jackie Kennedy, and George C.
Marshall. Explore Civil War battlefields, luxurious horse farms
that bred Kentucky Derby winners, and old fashioned country stores.
Discover charming towns centuries old, including the circa 1758
Leesburg and Middleburg, the capital of Virginia horse country.
See the Space Shuttle Discovery at the Smithsonian Air and
Space Museum near Dulles Airport, and commemorate the 150th
anniversary of the American Civil War. Loudoun also sits at
the heart of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National
Heritage Area, stretching north to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and
south to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Experience the Thrills and Scenic
Beauty of Virginia’s Piedmont
With 517 square miles of panoramic rolling hills, riverfront access,
and public parks, thrilling outdoor activities abound in Loudoun.
Favorite activities include whitewater rafting and kayaking
past historic Civil War-era towns, hiking in our scenic parks or
along the Appalachian Trail, and quietly watching our diverse
population of birds and wildlife along the Virginia birding trail.
•Hunt Country Stable Tour (May), a behind-the-scenes
tour of some of the area’s finest horse farms;
•Waterford Fair (October), an artisan craft fair set in a circa
1733-National Historic Landmark Village; and
•Christmas in Middleburg (December), led by the local
foxhunt complete with horses, hounds, and riders dressed in
their finest scarlet attire;
•Loudoun Farm Tours (May and October), features
agricultural displays, activities, and events.
Relax at Your Home Away From Home
Loudoun County offers a diverse range of accommodations to fit
your budget and needs: experience rustic charm and romance at
one of our many historic bed and breakfasts or relax at one of
There is also cycling along scenic byways and trails, racing around
our hotels representing nearly two-dozen brands, toast your holiday
at the Goodstone Inn and Restaurant, an elegant country
a mini grand prix track, paintball, rock climbing, zip lining, ice
estate, or indulge in luxury at the four-diamond Lansdowne
skating, and more.
Resort and spa.
Top 3 What’s New in Loudoun
Epicurience Virginia: An Epic Wine & Culinary Experience
This four-day event, culminating in the signature Epicurience
Virginia grand tasting on the lawn of the two-and-a-quarter century
old Morven Park, will be the culinary highlight of the year. Hosted
over Labor Day Weekend, guests can taste the finest Loudoun and
Virginia wines, meet the winemakers, and savor cuisine prepared
by celebrated chefs from near and far.
Salamander Resort & Spa
Opening in August 2013,
Middleburg’s highly anticipated
Salamander Resort and Spa will
open their doors and feature
luxurious guest rooms and
suites, a generously sized
lavish spa with unique “tree
house” treatment rooms,
Virginia Piedmont-inspired
dining, a dedicated cooking
studio, and equestrian facilities
and programs.
Middleburg Film Festival
Held in October of 2013 this
new festival celebrates the
best in independent film with
a carefully curated selection
of the “Best of the Fest” films
shown in an intimate theater
and followed by a Q&A with
the filmmakers and actors.
This three-day festival will
screen at several locations
throughout the town.
NEW INTERNATIONAL IN 2013
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March Abu Dhabi
June
Brussels
June
Moscow
June
Victoria, BC Canada
August
Quebec City, Canada
Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s
Wine Country® is Easily
Accessible for Travelers
From Around the World.
Icelandair
Etihad Airways
Brussels Airlines
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
United
United
112-G South Street, SE
Leesburg, Virginia 20175 USA
For assistance with planning a visit, contact:
New York, NY
260 miles/435 km
Philadelphia, PA
175 miles/280 km
Loudoun’s major airport, Washington
Dulles International Airport (IAD), Loudoun, VA
Washington, DC
25 miles/65 km
offers a major hub with a mixture of
Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
legacy and low fare carriers which
175 miles/280 km
225 miles/365 km
provide air service throughout the
world with 48 nonstop international
destinations and 435 weekly arrivals.
Wendy Ferrigno
Tourism Marketing Manager
[email protected]
703.669.4434
Jeremy Harvey
Vice President, Marketing
[email protected]
703.669.2002
Patrick J. Kaler
President and CEO
[email protected]
703.771.4964
Jackie Brown-Saunders
VISITLOUDOUN.ORG
Director of Media Relations
[email protected]
703.669.2009

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