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Loudoun has great golf going for it, which is nice
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Last week I participated in a golf outing at Goose Creek Golf Club. It had been a while since I played this wide-open, fun layout, and I was excited. Leading into the tournament I was coming off a crisp season opening range session (by my low standards), and was feeling ready to take down Ben Hogan’s course record of a 59. In reality, my...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: May 29-31
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With Memorial Day past us, it’s a great opportunity to spend some time outdoors in Loudoun this weekend. Whether you are exploring the vines at your favorite vineyard, or enjoying a relaxing round of golf, this is the perfect time of year to be outside. Don’t forget to capture your time in Loudoun and tag #LoveLoudoun to share you pics! Friday Night Live at...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: May 22-25
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It’s Memorial Day weekend and we hope you get to celebrate with your friends and family (and hopefully have Monday off to recover). Since everyone celebrates Memorial Day in different ways, we wanted to focus on events that include something everyone enjoys…food. Celebrate Memorial Day in Loudoun this weekend at some of our fun culinary events! Don’t forget to capture your time in Loudoun and...

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The Inside Story of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company
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Have you ever wondered what it took to create Catoctin Creek Disitilling Company in Purcellville? Scott Harris opens up about his journey from government contracting to opening one of the most popular spots in Loudoun! Read his story as he reflects on the last six years:   Wow.  Six years.  I can hardly believe it.  Time flies so quickly. Six years ago, I was sitting at...

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Loudoun’s weekend guide: May 15-17
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Live music? Check Interactive museum adventure? Check Fine wine and great food?  Check This weekend, Loudoun has something for everyone with activities at our farms, museums and wineries. Check out one or stay at a one of the B&Bs or hotels to make a whole weekend out of it. Don’t forget to capture your time in Loudoun and tag #LoveLoudoun! Loudoun Spring Farm Tour:...

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Veggin’ Out in Loudoun
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It’s no secret among my family and friends that I love veggies and anytime we go out to dinner, I immediately gravitate to the vegetarian dishes. While I’ve attempted to cook more vegetarian – even getting my younger brother once to enjoy a dinner of my stuffed eggplant sans meat –there is nothing better than a restaurant dish that features the freshest vegetables and...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: May 8-10
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Procrastination is a serious problem and everyone can catch it at one time or another. So if you have been procrastinating on what to do with your mom on Mother’s Day this weekend, don’t panic! There are plenty of events going on at wineries, restaurants and more for you to go to with your mom to show her how much you care! Be sure to...

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Mom Gets What Mom Wants
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Moms definitely do more than enough work to be celebrated for only one day out of the year, so make sure this Mother’s Day is extra special for her. While gifts are always a good choice, sometimes it is more fun to go out and make memories with your mom and thank her for all that she has done over the years.  Here are...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: May 1-3
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This weekend is all about enjoying the great outdoors in Loudoun! Many of our wineries and attractions are featuring events that connect visitors with Virginia’s countryside and rich horse history. Be sure to share your Loudoun experience with us on Instagram and Twitter by tagging @VisitLoudoun, #LoveLoudoun and #LoCoVa.  Yoga on the Wine Trail, Breaux Vineyards: May 2 What better way to start the...

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Friends who wine together, lunch together
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To me, there is no better way to spend an afternoon than relaxing on the patio of a Loudoun winery with a glass in hand while catching up with friends. The breathtaking views of the rolling countryside offer the perfect backdrop as we talk about the milestones in their  lives, what’s happening at work and reminisce about the past. Because we enjoy eating as...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 24-26
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Loudoun is known as DC’s Wine Country because of their many delicious wineries with that stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains to use as an escape from the busy city life, but Loudoun also offers many other aspects that visitors and locals should investigate as well. Ranging from horse county to historic homes to exploring the history of space travel, LoCo has it...

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6 Steps to a Perfect Wedding in Loudoun
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Once upon a time in Loudoun when the weather got warmer and the vines started to bud, couples chose to make that forever fairy-tale come true. There was a beautiful engagement and the bride and groom are ecstatic to take the next step in their relationship, but once the honeymoon phase of the engagement fades the reality hits, they actually have to plan a...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 17-19
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April showers bring May flowers, but we are hoping that the April showers can hold off  just for this weekend so that you can explore Loudoun and partake in some of the great events going on. From judging wine to swinging golf clubs or strolling the streets in Leesburg, there’s something for everyone in LoCoVA. So grab some friends, the family or take a...

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Lights, Camera, Loudoun
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  You don’t have to be the President of the Ryan Gosling fan club, or a member of the paparazzi to admit seeing celebrities is fun. Getting a glimpse of these stars of the silver screen going about their everyday lives reminds us that we aren’t so different. In a similar way, it’s exciting when we get to see the places we know so...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 10-12
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Has watching the Master’s these past few days gotten you excited for lush green grass, and colorful spring blooms? Luckily there are several events going on this weekend that will let you get outside and enjoy the naturl beauty of Loudoun.  Be sure to Instagram, Tweet and share your experience in Loudoun with us by tagging @VisitLoudoun and using #LoveLoudoun or #LoCoVA ! Cherry Blossom...

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2 Seconds of Courage in Loudoun
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Guest Blogger: Trevon Hauth- Course Manager/AGM at Empower Adventures Middleburg At Empower Adventures in Middleburg Virginia, we know all about helping people get outside their comfort zone; in fact it is our specialty. But the truth is that each of us face some form of challenge, adversity, or fear on a daily basis. We offer multiple facilitator lead adventures to help individuals and teams...

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Reclaim Your Story: African Americans and Oatlands
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Written by guest blogger Kevin Dulany Grigsby  Get a glimpse into the life of Loudoun’s former enslaved community and their journey to freedom following the Civil War during an April 11 special program entitled “Reclaim Your Story” at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens.  The program will feature the dedication and unveiling of a Civil War sign at 3:00pm, commemorating African American history at Oatlands....

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 3-5
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April is always such a beautiful month. The sun starts to shine, the flowers start to bloom and you can finally enjoy dinner or an event outdoors without freezing which is why our first April weekend guide features events that you enjoy in the sun. Break out the flip flops and head on over to one or two of the great events happening in...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: March 27-29
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Spring is officially upon us, so it is time to get out and explore all the great offerings in Loudoun. We’ve highlighted a few options and be sure to Instagram, Tweet and share your experience in Loudoun with us by tagging @VisitLoudoun and using #LoveLoudoun or #LoCoVA !   Friday Night Live at Bogati Bodega– March 27 Start your weekend off right by venturing...

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To Loudoun, With Love
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One of the aspects I like most about tourism marketing is getting participation and feedback from the fans of our great destination here in Loudoun. We were recently blown away by the feedback we got on our LoCo Ale Trail logo design, so we wanted to give our fans another opportunity to provide input on the perfect romantic weekend in Loudoun. In February we  took a page...

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Put a #LoCoVA Spring in Your Step
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  After a snowy winter thinking that I would never be able to wear dresses or flip flops again, I finally see a ray of sun brightening the Loudoun scene. The weather is absolutely beautiful and I don’t want to waste a second of this sunshine, so I’m trying to get outside as much as I can. My favorite thing to do in the...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: March 20-22
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This weekend it is all about wine in LoCo. The wineries have plenty of great events that cater to all interests from painting to music to food to mysteries and more! Never have an open slot in your weekend calendar when there are so many great events to go to in Loudoun and, extra bonus, you get to enjoy delicious wine while doing it!...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: March 13-15
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Can you believe it is already the second weekend in March?! Time is absolutely flying in 2015 and I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan. The only  good thing about the days moving forward is that we are only a week and half away from the first day of Spring! Finally, the sun can make some appearances and melt away all...

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Let Loudoun Be Your Neverland
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As I’m sitting watching the sun come out bringing the warm weather with it, I am looking out the window wishing I could be with the children getting home from school and playing outside with their friends all afternoon. When you are young, you are wishing to be an adult, but as you get older and enter the real world of drinking copious amounts...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: Mar. 6 – 8
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That was the last snow storm of the season, we promise! Now the big thaw begins, and it’s time to get out and explore all that Loudoun has to offer. There are plenty of events happening at Loudoun wineries, museums and other attractions this weekend. We’ve highlighted a few of your options and be sure to Instagram, tweet and share your experience in Loudoun...

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Loudoun Museums: Widening Minds and Spirits
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It’s cold outside, we get it. With the steady stream of snow, ice, sleet and wind that has been hitting the region, sweat pants and Netflix have been a safe option while Mother Nature works through her issues. Since you probably binge-watched all of Season 3 of House of Cards in one sitting, it’s time to get off the couch and exercise your mind...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: Feb. 27-March 1
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Don’t let the winter weather put a damper on your weekend! There are plenty of events happening at Loudoun wineries, museums and other attractions. We’ve highlighted a few of places you can explore this weekend and be sure to Instagram, tweet and share your experience in Loudoun with us by tagging @VisitLoudoun and using #LoveLoudoun or #LoCoVA ! Create & Sip at Hillsborough Vineyards...

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Blending passion and profession- local resident enjoys vine to wine experience
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Making Virginia wine is no easy feat and this year, Purcellville resident Jennifer Tribino is getting a chance to learn first-hand just what it takes to get the grapes from the vine and into a glass of Loudoun wine. As the winner of the Ultimate Winemaker Experience at Epicurience Virginia 2014, Jennifer is working with Bluemont Vineyard’s Co-owner and Co-winemaker Bob Rupy and Co-winemaker...

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