Last weekend was just the jumping-off point for what we're officially deeming the Best Summer Ever. Whether you spent the long weekend at the beach, jet-setted off to a whirlwind getaway, or kept it low-key here in town, hopefully you crossed a few things off the season's bucket list: steamed crabs, bocce ball, and starting your base tan, to name a few.
But why is this the Best Summer Ever, you ask? Well, for starters, we're here to guide you to some of our favorite locales, activities, and traditions, which means you'll have no shortage of awesome things to do all season long. First on the list? An ultra-laid-back day trip to Leesburg, the Northern Virginia oasis for wine lovers, antiques hunters, and aficionados of all things equestrian. After all, no summer to-do list is complete without a mini getaway. Click through for the lowdown on the town's best shops, wineries, and restaurants, and get ready for some close-to-home R&R.