My good friend lives in Leesburg currently and asked me to come up for the weekend. Not knowing what there was really to do in Leesburg, I agreed. I expected to encounter a town with not that much to do, but I was wrong. It had many great treasures, things to do and places to go! Here were some of my experiences:
1) South King Street: This is a must if you want to eat good food and explore some cool boutiques and antique shops. I personally went to King Street Oyster Bar and Shoe's Cup and Cork, both were amazing. King Street Oyster Bar has unreal happy hour deals and a cool vibe inside the restaurant. Shoe's Cup and Cork has a fantastic menu as well, and the interior is even cooler. They have an outdoor "secret" patio with bocce ball and tables. In this fall weather, they give blankets out to people eating outside, along with heaters that decorated the back. This street overall radiates an old time feel that I want to keep coming back to.
2) Wineries: There are many different wineries in or near Leesburg as well that are worth driving to. I went to Boxwood Estate and Cana Vineyards. Boxwood is very modern and Cana is very picturesque. Both of these were in Middleburg, which is close to Leesburg, but Leesburg also has many as well.
3) Leesburg Outlets: There are many great stores and brands here. It's a nice outdoor complex with great deals on big brand names.
4) Polo tournament: In Aldie and Middleburg there are Polo tournaments. You pay $25 to enter and there is food, alcohol and the joy of watching a polo tournament. It's definitely something you don't see everyday.
5) HogsBack Mountain and Morven Park: These are the first two activities that pop up when you type in "what to do in Leesburg". Morven park has some beautiful gardens and a mansion that you can explore and Hogsback has some hiking that is not too hard!
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