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Just outside the hustle and bustle of Washington D.C. is a historic treasure tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Loudoun County is a stunning region brimming with adventure, charm, and the friendliest folks you’ll ever meet. If you’re ready to try a new group destination, you just might #loveloudoun!
Bucolic landscapes, rolling hills, and spectacular vineyard views are only part of the reason Loudoun is known as DC’s Wine Country®. There are more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms to explore and 65 varieties of grapes to savor.
Make your wine tour extraordinary with grape stomping vinotherapy spa treatments, local cheeses and charcuterie, and even yoga among the vines!
Don’t forget to blend and label your own bottle as a special token of time well spent!
If craft brews are more your thing, Loudoun has a top-notch Ale Trail to whet your whistle. Grab your trail passport and journey to more than 30 breweries in one of the most vibrant craft beer destinations in the U.S.
The tasting trail takes you from the streets of Sterling, Ashburn, and Leesburg to the top of the Blue Ridge mountains. Each stop on the trail is an adventure on its own – complete with live music, local flavors, and award-winning brews.
Sidenote: Loudoun also boasts some pretty fantastic cideries and distilleries to add to your group itinerary!
The Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area is a time capsule documenting our nation’s earliest days through today. Highlights include early Quaker communities, Revolutionary War-era stops, Civil War battle sites, and important locations related to the struggle for Civil Rights.
The abundant contributions of black Americans are found throughout the area. Leesburg, Middleburg, Purcellville, Waterford, and Lincoln are home to many National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom sites and countless experiences that document African American History.
Loudoun’s geography and location made it a focal point for conflict through the years. Loudoun’s long and varied military history is a highlight for history buffs of all kinds.
Those with a passion for horses will fall in love with Loudoun’s exceptional equestrian centers. Loudoun is magnificent horse country – with more than 15,000 horses, pristine farms, and thrilling racetracks.
Spend a day on horseback exploring picturesque trails or simply spend time visiting one of the area’s many stables.
Loudoun has a rich tradition of equine excellence!
Adventure is at the heart of the Loudoun County experience – and you can find it both indoors and out! A few suggestions for bolder group travelers…
Try building your group skills during a giant outdoor scavenger hunt or float down the Potomac on a self-guided tubing ride. Take to the trees on a zipline canopy tour or check out the aerial ropes course. The fresh air fun in the hills of Harper’s Ferry is endless!
Harper’s Ferry is a charming spot in West Virginia (yes, you read that correctly) with a unique story to tell. George Washington established an armory and arsenal here in 1794.
Then, in 1859 John Brown famously planned a raid of the town and its weapons to launch a slave revolt. Visit the Point, John Brown’s Fort, Harper’s Ferry Station, and more as part of an outdoor historic tour.
The city dwellers in your group will love exploring a working farm! Great Country Farms is open spring, summer, and fall for tours, educational programming, or pick-your-own produce. Open-air wagon rides included!
Welcome to the largest indoor ropes course in the United States where you can climb on more than 16,550 square feet of fun! Courses here are designed for all ability and skill levels. Bring in boxed meals or pizza to make it a party!
Loudoun County is the perfect group destination where great adventures and stunning scenery provide the background for a rich American heritage.
These are 5 reasons to #loveloudoun, but there are countless others as well!
Check it out and plan your trip!
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