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Leesburg—Historically Hip

Leesburg—Historically Hip

SHOPPING   DINING   MUSIC   ART   EVENTS   HISTORY

Steeped in beauty, charm and American history, Leesburg Virginia rests serenely just 35 miles from the Nation’s Capital. Spanning four centuries Leesburg has evolved from it’s earliest colonial days, through the Civil War and Reconstruction into the 21st Century.

Here you’ll find everything from outdoor music, arts and cultural events, to air shows, cars shows, the annual Flower and Garden Festival, world-class restaurants and unexpected boutiques.  Below, we’ve listed only a sampling of what this charming town of the 21st century has to offer.  Come here for a weekend getaway and see for yourself!  We’re less than an hour from D.C. but miles away from the hectic day-to-day.

Set in Loudoun County, one of the fastest growing areas in the country, Leesburg has benefitted from the boon of new home construction, developing business and industry, local wineries, micro-breweries, artistry, great food experiences, and music. From quaint, picturesque and historic to progressive, relevant and hip, Leesburg has an eye to the future. Whether it’s an evening out, a weekend get-a way, or a day of sight seeing and shopping Leesburg is the perfect place. Explore Leesburg Virginia; the historic and the new. Some street and plenty of garage and surface lot parking available within walking distance of everything this charming town has to offer.

If you’re looking for a new experience Leesburg offers a variety of events widely recognized outside the immediate community. You’ll find that many of the activities in and around the area are either free or very inexpensive compared to “Big City” prices. Don’t be fooled, the quality of the entertainment has not been compromised by the price tag.

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Reminiscent of old time town square gatherings Leesburg offers an annual summer concert series from mid-June through the end of August. Held every Saturday night on the Leesburg Town Green, Acoustic on the Green features performances by the best of the area’s musicians and was named a “Best Bet for Summer Concerts” by Washingtonian Magazine. Bring the family, lawn chairs and a picnic basket. It’s a grand time for all.

Welcome to the Tally Ho Theater. What once was a Depression-era movie palace has been renovated as an art deco treasure presenting live music & theater. Featuring quality original performers (such as Dave Mason, Robby Krieger and Judy Collins), tribute bands, up and coming local artists, Comedy Night and the annual holiday Jingle Jam, The Tally Ho theater is a serious live music venue in the heart of Leesburg.

f you do most of your shopping in large chain stores or on-line, shopping in Leesburg will come as a surprisingly delightful experience. Chances are you’ll be dealing directly with the owner of the shop or business and someone who has a vested interest in providing personalized quality service to ensure your return.

What seems to be a lost art in most lingerie and undergarment shops is alive and well at Best Rack Around. With over 9000 pieces of the finest brands in stock, you’ll find everything from chic and sexy to cozy and comfy. The real bonus is getting a custom bra fitting. The entire team is trained to accommodate women of every shape and size for the ultimate fit. Find out what a difference having the right foundation wear can do for you. You truly will look and feel amazing. Best Rack around offers private parties for birthday and bachelorette parties, lingerie showers and a unique girls night out. Who knew underwear could be so much fun!

Your community whole service health food store feels and looks a lot like a neighborhood general store where the staff is welcoming, helpful and friendly. But the entire team at Healthy By Nature is also extremely knowledgeable about the products and services they provide and receive on-going training for the latest information regarding their products. Owner, Bobbi Elliot, has visited many facilities of the products offered and has inspected the labs, manufacturing floors, warehouses, shipping departments, and even the farms. “Our products are tested for purity and potency to assure you are getting the highest quality of supplements to keep you healthy. Our philosophy is if we won’t take a product or give it to our loved ones we won’t sell it to you”. On a mission to educate their clients, Healthy By Nature offers regular seminars, lectures and classes on current topics of interest focused on health, natural healing and well-being presented by professionals of the trade.

Mike Carroll has been the Leesburg Vintner since 1988. Featuring a superior wine selection from around the globe and personalized client service Mike isn’t just a knowledgeable wine enthusiast; he’s also the owner of Carroll Vineyards located in Paeonian Springs, Virginia. Beyond being just a place to purchase wine the Leesburg Vintner is known as the place to go for helpful and interesting wine information, finding the perfect bottle to pair with your dinner menu or to give as a gift. Always wanted to learn more about wine? Drop in for good conversation and glass of wine with Mike anytime you like or schedule a private tasting for yourself and a small group of friends in the Tasting Room. Based on your interests Mike will plan a creative tasting menu that’s sure to delight and inspire.

As you’d expect Leesburg has a well-rounded business community. What you may find that’s different here is that professional service providers are locally rooted. They’re neighbors and friends driven by a philosophy of community benefit.

For over a century, Engle, Paxson & Hawthorne Insurance Services has been servicing the risk management requirements of businesses, families and individuals throughout Loudoun County, greater Virginia and neighboring states. EP&H is a local, independent agency offering full-service insurance solutions that meet your demands and fit your budget. Located right in Leesburg, VA. EP&H has a distinct advantage over big-name national insurance providers. They’re neighbors. They live and work near their clients and truly understand their needs.

Housed in what appears to be a lovely residential home on Loudoun Street, Eyetopia, Inc. The Eyewear Vault features unique and affordable boutique items such as handbags, jewelry, gifts and accessories for men and women. Journey upstairs and browse a great selection of top quality and very cool prescription eyewear. It feels like you’re shopping in the comfort of a friend’s home who happens to have all the latest in fashion accessories and eyewear with opticians who know everything about the latest technology in prescription glasses. Featured in the Washingtonian Magazine as “The Face of Quality Eyewear” Owner Paige Buscema is known for high standards and takes pride in delivering quality

Inspired by the Brill Building in New York City and dedicated to the development of talented songwriters Half King provides direct professional mentorship, writing and performance facilities, recording and production support and industry connections. Todd Wright, founder of Half King a singer/songwriter/producer from Leesburg, Virginia whose 25-year career has included fronting his own pop-rock bands, touring with national acts and writing songs for national and international recording artists.

From the days of single room school-houses to progressive learning, IndED Academies (IndED is short for “Independent Education”) is an answer to the question: How do we prepare children for a 21st Century economy? IndED arms parents with tools of learning which will develop capable, adaptable, and well-grounded students not only ready to enter a rapidly changing work-world, but fully prepared to engage in the responsibility that is community and citizenship. Programs are centered around classical, personalized and mentor-driven learning, engaged classrooms and collaborative community involvement. IndED believes that “cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.”

Robert Merhaut is a talented and professional photographer. With over 25 years of experience, his success can be attributed to combining artistry of the lens with each client’s unique story. Relationship driven, Bob takes the time to understand each client, their needs and visions. Whether it’s relaying corporate messaging through collateral development or capturing the joy and emotions of a wedding day, Bob uses his interpersonal skills to connect and create. An exhibit of some of Bob’s compelling, award-winning photography is currently on display at North Gate Vineyard

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Leesburg in Loudoun County, Lightfoot Restaurant stands at the intersection of the past and present. Once the building that served as Peoples National Bank built in 1888 Lightfoot offers the best of both worlds. Inspired menu selections delight guests as they dine in an atmosphere of Romanesque Revival Style architecture. Open for lunch and dinner meals are prepared by a multi-talented staff, with an obsessive attention to taste and detail. Inventive American Cuisine in the Heart of Historic Leesburg.