An Instagram-worthy Family Scavenger Hunt in Loudoun County, Virginia

We’re celebrating our wedding anniversary, and we decided to kick it off with some family fun. We’re blessed to call Loudoun County our hometown. It is a beautiful place to live. We love the mountain view from our bedroom window, over 40 wineries and breweries, a delicious foodie scene, and tons of family-friendly destinations to enjoy.


We set off on our Instagram-worthy family scavenger hunt determined to find the “big letters”. Leesburg Arts and LoveWorks are out to prove that “love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation” in a big way by having giant “LOVE” artworks pop up in many different and unexpected places across Virginia.


We found the first piece of artwork in Raflo Park. Of course, it was the perfect photo op, but it was also really fun for the kids. They loved naming each of the letters out loud and climbing around the sculpture. Across the street, the park offers shady picnic tables, beautiful metal sculptures, and a walking path complete with a bridge for your Littles to enjoy.


We can’t wait to come back to this little park for a picnic lunch and some sunshine.


Before we went on another hunt for “big letters”, the kids decided it was time to find some snacks. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Paris, and I was so pleased to find a charming, Parisian café in Purcellville, VA.


The kids munched on fresh apples and a chocolate croissant. Jacques and I split an amazing brie and French ham crepe while we sipped on cappuccinos and pretended, for just a moment, that we were back in the city of lights.


If your little ones are in no mood for a photoshoot (today, mine were all about it!), there is no need to worry. You can snap a quick pic of the gorgeous hand-painted floors.


After our delightful re-fueling, we hopped back in the mom van to set out on the next leg of our family adventure. We drove a few minutes up the road to another LoveWorks location.


This one can be found in the charming Purcellville downtown area. A few short steps away, you can enjoy a delicious meal at Magnolias at the Mill. The food is amazing. I was bummed we didn’t have time to check it out today.


On our way back home, we drove through the Liberty Street parking lot in downtown Leesburg, VA for a quick photo op. Gotta love a fun mural wall!


We had such a fantastic time celebrating our anniversary morning with our fun, little tribe. Next time you’re looking for some inexpensive family fun, check out the “big letters” and more in Loudoun County. Your family will love it.

11 responses to “An Instagram-worthy Family Scavenger Hunt in Loudoun County, Virginia”

  1. Jane Dempster-Smith Avatar
    Jane Dempster-Smith

    What a fun place. Your children are so cute as well! There is so much to do. What a fun day out on a instagram family scavanger hunt.

    1. ToddlinAcrossAmerica Avatar

      We had such a great time! Thanks for following our fun day.

  2. Liz Mays Avatar

    These were such cute photos! It’s cool that there were so many great outdoor photo ops . I’d love to do some exploring there with family.

    1. ToddlinAcrossAmerica Avatar

      It is such a fun town. We love living here!

  3. Vaisakhi Mishra Avatar

    That discover charm mural is so cute! Also the LoveWorks installations are so cool. Loved the one in Raflo Park and it seriously is super insta worthy! 🙂

  4. Aryane Avatar

    What a fun family activity! Your children are absolutely adorable and definitely seemed to enjoy it 🙂
    And Paris is such a romantic city isn’t it? It’s so nice that you were able to find a French café and reminisce over your honeymoon.

  5. Stuti Shrimali Avatar

    I loved the very first (cover) picture of your post. Your kids are so adorable. I just loved the pictures and love work installations. All in all, cute post 😊

  6. Rhiannon Avatar

    I love that you included your kids in your anniversary celebrations! They’re absolutely adorable – how old are they?? They look reeeeallly close in age in your photos. Sorry if you’ve mentioned before, first time reader here! I really like the mural you’re standing in front of, very instagrammable 😉

  7. Daniel Avatar

    This seems like such an interesting family activity! Including your kids in your anniversary celebrations sounds like a nice idea too. Your kids are adorable and the pictures are very nice

  8. Martha Avatar

    This is a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary — Congrats! I love that you included the kids as well in the celebration of your love. As travel bloggers, we often forget to celebrate ourselves, our accomplishments and where we call home. You did all that so well in this blog post. Loved reading this!

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