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Things to do in Loudoun County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Burrito Place
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“They have everything in one place and it's beautiful...ice skating rink, shopping and a ton of restaurants, bars, and wine-tasting.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Museum
“If you have a car, we recommend this place. It’s the cool big brother version of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. Technically still free but they charge you $15 to park. It’s worth the drive!”
  • 50 locals recommend
History Museum
“Aside from the historical significance of Harpers Ferry, awesome fly fishing is to be had at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Another outdoor outlet mall, further away but has a few more higher end outlets.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Accessories Store
“Fair Oaks Mall is the preferred retail destination, offering an upscale mix of stores including Apple, Coach, J.Crew, Michael Kors, and XXI Forever.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Old Mill at the train station refurbished into a beautiful restaurant but with the character of the old mill still on display. Great place for an anniversary dinner, or other special occasion. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Food
“Our CEO, Caleb, recommends Bluemont Vineyard to those looking for great wine in the area! Bluemont Vineyard also has spectacular views and outstanding pizza for those who get hungry during their visit. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Campground
“Looking for a quick and easy hike for all ages? Bears Den is a staple! Part of the Appalachian Trail, Caroline and her family made this hike every year as a Thanksgiving tradition from the time she was eight years old. The trail begins on Rt 7 and can be continued past the rock face for a more challenging jaunt. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great Food Court, Dick Sporting Goods and they even have a KungFu Tea house (for boba milk tea)!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Food
“Red Merl is my favorite. The flat bread is delicious. Beautiful views too.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lodging
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“Great find dining restaurant in an historic building. Try the fried chicken!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ One of our favorites; this Upperville restaurant is a beautiful 20 minutes drive. They use organic, farm-to-table local ingredients (owned by the Gentle Harvest lady). They serve English pub-type dishes which are always excellent. Reservation recommended.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Food
“This large winery with a restaurant and more is a beautiful 11 minutes drive. This is one of dozens in the vicinity of Fox Cross Cottage.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“This is just a great little cafe. If you are looking for for a unique cafe to just chill, this is it.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Winery
“The ambience and decor are fantastic. You can bring in food to have with their wine which is good”
  • 11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hiking trails are walking distance to the property, and the mountaintop offers great scenic views. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Old Mill at the train station refurbished into a beautiful restaurant but with the character of the old mill still on display. Great place for an anniversary dinner, or other special occasion. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great find dining restaurant in an historic building. Try the fried chicken!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ One of our favorites; this Upperville restaurant is a beautiful 20 minutes drive. They use organic, farm-to-table local ingredients (owned by the Gentle Harvest lady). They serve English pub-type dishes which are always excellent. Reservation recommended.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Casino
“We don't gamble, but we do enjoy the buffet here at the Hollywood Casino. Check the web site for prices. Some evenings are much higher with AYCE seafood and Alaskan crab legs. Lunch is pretty reasonable. MUST BE 21 to enter. IDs checked. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lounge
“Two choices for dining, upstairs to the full restaurant or down stairs in the pub”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great movies and a wait staff will bring you food and drinks (beer and wine) throughout the movie. Just scribble what you want on a piece of paper, and they whip by and pick it up.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“American fare and a stalwart of the restaurant community is Tuscarora Mill, known locally as Tuskies. Intimate bar, great food, and a fantastic Sunday brunch. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Best BBQ place in Western Loudoun County. Definitely try their pastrami brisket!”
  • 12 locals recommend

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