It’s finally summer, and everyone is eager to celebrate – however, big crowds aren’t for everyone, especially if you’ve forgotten social skills during the pandemic. Throughout the county, there are lesser-known spots (without the crowds) for every type of outing. Take advantage of these unique nooks and spaces found only here in Loudoun.


At The Lost Fox and head to the Garden Terrace to find yourself enjoying a little hideaway overlooking One Loudoun Plaza. This is a must-try pub that centers its identity around the Virginia spirit and heritage and locally sourced its seasonal produce for fresh, farm-to-table bites.


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Head over to the newly-opened Firefly Cellars to reunite with friends and family after a year apart. The Cabin makes for an ideal gathering space, offering privacy, beautiful finishing touches, and a cozy indoor atmosphere to relax in.


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Leesburg is no stranger to hidden spaces to take advantage of – from the shaded Secret Garden of Shoe’s Cup and Cork to the SideBar courtyard to Dynasty Brewing’s patio, there are a plethora of opportunities to drink in the historic views and full-flavored brews!


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For an ethereal experience that feels straight out of a Parisian dream, Purcellville presents you with La Petite LouLou Crêperie + Café and Magnolia’s Mill, both with covered patios to soak up summer’s warmth. Discover your oasis without breaking a sweat.


Look up! The stars have aligned and your wishes for a perfect evening beneath the night sky have come true. This summer, The Wine Reserve at Waterford offers a magical experience that will take you back to your camping days with their Glamping Tents in Waterford. Not the outdoorsy type? Head inside to The Library for a more intimate and air-conditioned time.

Get out of the house and explore all that Loudoun has to offer with a day at these spots that locals try to keep secret!