WanderLove: The Ultimate Girlfriends Getaway to Northern Virginia

Day 1: Loudoun County

Afternoon:

Explore Virginia’s Wine Country – Try a chocolate and wine pairing at 8 Chains North, indulge in the sparkling wine that was provided to select Oscar nominees in 2016 at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards or enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside at Stone Tower Winery’s adults-only tasting room.

Evening:

Visit The Wine Kitchen – Continue your trip through wine country at this restaurant, which features wine flights and tapas-style meals created from fresh ingredients provided by local farms.

Overnight

Day 2: Prince William County and Fairfax County

Morning:

Visit The Little Goat Farm at the Lake – Start your morning off right with goat yoga on the lake or sign up for a lesson on how to make goat milk soap, lotion or cheese! This farm offers visitors a relaxing and engaging experience with a variety of baby goats, llamas, chickens and more.

Afternoon:

Kick Back at Farm Brew Live – Sit back, relax and enjoy live music, Virginia craft beer, wine & cocktails along with lunch at Farm Brew Live. This 8-acre campus is home to 2 Silos Brewing Co. and tasting room, the YARD outdoor live music venue, The Pit BBQ and beer garden and La Gringa Food Truck. Their newest addition, The Black Sheep whiskey + wine + noshery, a full-service fine dining restaurant.

Stroll through Meadowlark Botanical Gardens – Channel your inner tranquility at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, exploring nearly 100 acres of ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections, a handcrafted and one-of-a-kind authentic Korean Bell Garden or follow the meandering walking trails around the flora, fauna, lakes, and forests.

Evening:

Catch a concert at Wolf Trap – Choose your favorite bottle of Virginia wine for a picnic with pals under the stars at Wolf Trap, America’s only national park dedicated solely to the performing arts. Sit on the lawn during a concert at the Filene Center, where recording artists including Halsey, Aretha Franklin, Alanis Morissette, Harry Connick, Jr., and Alan Jackson grace the stage. Arrive early for a leisurely hike in the park or dinner at the on-site restaurant.

Overnight

Day 3: City of Alexandria & Arlington County

Morning:

Visit Alexandria’s Old Town & Waterfront District – Enjoy historic waterfront architecture at Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria, a charming boutique hotel located right off of King Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. A nationally designated historic district that is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront, Old Town Alexandria is known as the Shop Small headquarters of the D.C. region. Explore one-of-a-kind, vintage chic barware, glassware and trays from notable designers at The Hour or grab an expresso in donna lewis while you shop fashionable masks, yoga gear and more. Afterwards, enjoy cocktails and bites at the Hummingbird Bar and Kitchen, Hotel Indigo’s chic seafood-focused restaurant dubbed as one of “Old Town’s most appealing places to eat” in the Washington Post’s 2017 Spring Dining Guide.

Discover the Torpedo Factory Art Center – Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. Guests can visit 82 artists’ studios (featuring a variety of media from painting to ceramics to stained glass to printmaking), seven galleries, two workshops, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.

Afternoon:

Shops, Sips and Sweets – Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea or champagne cocktail at the Ritz. And when you’re done, some retail therapy is in order, because after all, the Ritz Pentagon City is connected to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, where you will find over 170 shops and restaurants to find the perfect gifts for your friends…and something for yourself. From there, sample some of Arlington’s around-the-world cuisine. Stop in for a drink at Serbian cocktail bar Baba or enjoy tapas at Jose Andres’ Jaleo. Don’t miss dessert at Nicecream, where every single scoop of ice cream is custom-made using local ingredients and liquid nitrogen to fast-freeze your concoction.

Depart

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