Shopping in Front Royal

43% Off

Winchester

$30 $17

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Multiple Locations

$13 $6

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Cedar Run

$39.95 $25

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Learn how to plant a sustainable, organic garden or celebrate ladies at lavender-themed tea party

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Multiple Locations

$59 $29

Wine club members enjoy discounts on wine tastings, wine purchases, special events, and winery tours

55% Off Women's Clothing

Centreville

$20 $9

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Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Art-materials store stocks artist workspaces with acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints, canvases, and graphite pencils

Oreck Factory Outlets – Up to 57% Off Vacuums

Multiple Locations

$69.99 $29.99

A respected, long-lasting brand purifies hardwood, carpets, and airspace with lightweight yet powerful devices

45% Off Jewelry

Vienna

$130 $72

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Vienna

$50 $25

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Dumfries

$20 $10

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Clarksville Area

$428.95 $249

Wi-Fi-controllable thermostat programs itself based on your home's energy use; lighting consultants assess potential savings from LED bulbs

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Annandale

$30 $15

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Woodbridge

$40 $20

Fashion-forward women can shop for stylish handbags, accessories, and jewelry in a boutique with a varied and colorful selection

45% Off Jewelry and Accessories

Tysons Central 123

$20 $11

On-trend pendants, rings, scarves, and wallets, many of which boast the shop's own YSTRDY label

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Springfield

$149 $24.99

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45% Off

Newtown

$69 $38

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47% Off Plants and Supplies at Seasons Nursery

Gaithersburg

$30 $16

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Garden center with expansive stock of botanical specimens—including perennials, trees, and shrubs.

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Central Rockville

$100 $50

Not-for-profit boutique offers brides affordable gowns and accessories for their big day; profits are donated to women's charities

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Central Rockville

$39.99 $19

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$150 for $300 Toward a Vacuum or Air-Purification System

Arlington

$300 $150

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50% Off Skincare Services

Bethesda

$50 $25

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Bethesda Area

$428.95 $249

Wi-Fi-controllable thermostat programs itself based on your home's energy use; lighting consultants assess potential savings from LED bulbs

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Bethesda

$100 $40

Small selection of upscale apparel and lingerie includes a sheer, polka-dotted blouse, a floral handbag, and a lacy garter belt

Select Local Merchants

In early September, just as the first signs of fall nip at the landscape around the quiet pond and the rolling vineyard—that's when the time is right for Miracle Valley Vineyard to harvest the grapes that will become its estate-grown cabernet franc. But as is so often the case with wine, patience in consuming it is rewarded. The cabernet franc's enticing bouquet of raspberries and violets gives way to a rounded mouthfeel, which balances the ripe fruit flavors with its restrained tannins. During the rest of the year, customers could stick to one of the vineyard's half-dozen other wines, including an off-dry rosé with a lingering sweetness to match its pink hue.

The wine is the main attraction at Miracle Valley, but the grounds are just as enticing. The winery frequently hosts graduations, rehearsal dinners, and other gatherings for up to 50 people, not to mention group tastings in a tasting room that overlooks the lush scenery. While guests are there, they can stroll the territory, perhaps stumbling across bullets from the Civil War raids that took place in the area.

3661 Double J Ln
Delaplane,
VA
US

On a stroll through Cobbler Mountain Cellars' winery, one might come across owners Jeff and Laura McCarthy Louden guiding visitors to the cozy tasting room. There, the married vintners describe taste-size samples from their reserve, such as an oak-and-stainless-aged chardonnay or a cabernet sauvignon with notes of dark cherry and tobacco. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association awarded the winery's 2010 cabernet franc and 2010 petit verdot bronze medal awards, and the 2009 meritage won a bronze medal at the 2012 Nextgen Wine Competition. The Loudens pair their estate wines with samples of local artisanal cheeses and breads.

5909 Long Fall Ln
Delaplane,
VA
US

The pumpkin patch at Hollin Farms contains ten acres of fresh-grown, highly pickable pumpkins. Adopt a lonely uncarved jack-o'-lantern ($.50 a pound), or invite a pie-worthy pumpkin to holiday dinner ($.70 a pound). Fall greens such as turnips, mustard greens, kale, bok choy, radishes, and lettuce ($2 a pound) complement autumn crops of yellow gourds and juicy red apples; pick an unpickled peck for $8 (roughly 32 apples). A lifetime of penciled practice on the backs of cereal boxes couldn't even prepare visitors for the five-acre amazing maze of maize, a free corn labyrinth housed on the premises. For a preview of what to expect around the farm, check out this moving-picture preview.

11324 Pearlstone Ln
Delaplane,
VA
US

Bearing the surname of the wealthy, 17th-century Virginian Robert "King" Carter, owner Philip Carter Strother—Robert’s direct descendant and a 12th-generation Virginian—strives to keep his family’s deep winemaking roots alive at Philip Carter Winery. Robert’s sons, Charles and Landon, made wine from the grapes they cultivated on the grounds of their plantation in the mid 1700s, driven by a 1619 law that required all Virginian landowners to maintain at least 10 vines and one three-cornered hat. But the Carters took it further than that, eventually planting 1,800 vines along the banks of the Rappahannock River by 1754.

Fast-forward more than 250 years to 2008, when 27 acres overlooking the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains were purchased. There, Philip Carter Strother would oversee the planting of 1,800 vines in a symbolic nod to his ancestors. Today, daily tastings, educational sessions, tours, and corkscrew lessons take place to let guests peruse the vineyard's rousing [collection of vintages] that helped garner the honors of a Gold for Best Wine Tour in Virginia and Silver for Best Winery in Virginia from Virginia Wine Lover Magazine (http://gr.pn/LS3IXr). Acclaimed wines include the full-bodied flagship 2010 Cleve blend, winner of a 2013 Virginia Governor's Cup gold medal, the 2011 Gov. Fauquier chardonnay, and the bright, acidic 2012 Rosewell.

4366 Stillhouse Rd
Hume,
VA
US

At Shenandoah Buick GMC, drivers amble through an exhaustive inventory of new and used cars, truck, and luxury SUVs. Sales associates can pair customers with the latest roadsters to come off the assembly line, including the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 and Buick Enclave, or foster an introduction to certified pre-owned Cadillac, Chevys, and Pontiacs. GM-trained technicians can tackle seasonal checks, order genuine replacement parts, or get your OnStar system to stop telling you where you went off track in your quest to be a full-contact mime.

9015 Winchester Rd
Front Royal,
VA
US

Hidden among Strasburg's thicket of spindly trees, patchy grass, and dirt fields, castles and wooden forts stand strong while flying saucers hint of an alien invasion. This is all part of Skyline Paintball's battlefield landscape, which includes twelve fields such as Mars Attacks and Frontier Fort. Before slinking through trenches and underground bunkers, players load up on fresh paintballs by Kee and GI Sportz, sold by Skyline onsite. Refs oversee matches to ensure everyone understands the finer techniques of pointillism and that no one uses a marker that fires faster than 280 feet per second. Less experienced players who rent equipment play in separate games from more experienced players who own their equipment, helping ensure games are evenly matched. Players can walk on during open play each Saturday and Sunday during which up to 20 players can sling rainbows of paint throughout strategy-laden matches. For paintless competitions, Skyline also hosts laser tag sessions.

2012 S Loudoun St
Winchester,
VA
US