Fauquier County, VA – That far away feeling just a short drive away View All ItinerariesIn Fauquier, visitors can safely enjoy our small towns and villages, farmer’s markets, restaurants, wineries. breweries, and scenic outdoor recreation areas without the hustle and bustle of more populated areas. Fauquier County can offer a place to seek calm or adventure. What you love is just a short drive away. Day 1 Route section #1: From Haymarket to The Plains, Va Take the scenic route via Route 55 off of Route I66 at Haymarket (alternatively, you can take I66 straight out to The Plains exit on I66). The tree-lined road is scenic and relaxing and best in the fall where trees will be changing color. Although, just as beautiful a drive in the Spring with the farms in full planted glory. Once in The Plains, stop in for a snack or meal before venturing into some of the antique shops like Baileywyck Antiques and others that line this charming town. The best place for a great cup of coffee would be Happy Creek Coffee. Enjoy delicious baked goods as well as many specialty drinks. All their items are gluten-free as well. Another place for a lighter fare would be Crest Hill Antique and Tea Room. For those looking for a casual meal, you can go wrong with the Front Porch Grill. Described as Locally sourced ingredients modern cuisine…with a Flair. For a fine dining option, the Rail Stop Restaurant is a must. Delicious food from gourmet pizzas to seafood and steaks. If your trip brings you to The Plains on a Sunday, the Archwood Green Barnes Farmers Market is open just outside of The Plains on Old Tavern Road. Route section #2: From The Plains to Marshall Before you reach the village of Marshall, you will drive by the Northern Fauquier Community Park. Looking for a place to get out and take a walk and stretch your legs or have the kids run off some excess energy? This would be a great place to do that. Trails run throughout the park for an easy walk. Right next to the park is the Tri-County Feeds store. Don’t let the name fool you. In addition to feed and animal care items, this store is full of great Horse Country finds – a must-see place to stop in to! The Village of Marshall is for the small-town lover that also seeks a first-class wine and food experience that one usually finds in the City. Award-winning restaurant, Field and Main is here for the quiet dining experience or Johnny Monarchs for something a little out of the ordinary. Field and Main offers individual dining cabanas for outdoor dining. Johnny Monarchs, a “Busteraunt”, a double-decker bus has outdoor seating with music on most weekends. The streets of Marshall are wonderful for strolling and checking out some unique shops. Be sure to stop into Marshall Curated which is a shop featuring curated collections of vintage and new items, as well as artisan collections. Visitors are sure to find that hard to find item they have been missing in their life. Other places to see or eat: The Whole Ox – A “whole animal butcher – from the nose to the tail”. They also have readymade sandwiches, meals and charcuterie to go. Marshall Diner – Marshall Diner offers a mouth-watering menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals that are sure to leave your palate satisfied, and hunger is gone. Joe’s Pizza and Subs – Offering traditional Italian meals Making a weekend out of your trip? The Rooms Up There is the place to stay. Enjoy beautiful boutique lodging within walking distance to shopping and dining. Wake up in the morning to a delicious complimentary breakfast from the famous Red Truck Bakery. Other Lodging Options: The Ashby Inn – Paris, Va Day 2 Be sure to stock up on delicious pies and cakes or a sandwich or two for a picnic from The Red Truck Bakery. There are so many options for the second day. Depending on the type of day you are looking for, you can find it close by. If it is a winery you are seeking, you can drive straight out of Marshall up RT 17. There you will find an array of wineries. All with magnificent views. Barrel Oak Winery and Farm Tap House, Blue Valley, Three Fox Winery, Delaplane Cellars, Arterra Wines are the closest outside of Marshall. If it is outdoor recreation you are seeking, straight out 17 is Sky Meadows State Park. Hike and enjoy open spaces. If children are along for the adventure they will enjoy the Children’s Discovery Area and Sensory Trail. Looking to pick your own apples or pumpkins for a fall trip or other fruits in the summer? Straight out RT 17 you will find Valley View Farm and Hollins Farm located on Leeds Manor Road. Like kicking around small towns wandering thru shops and eating at delicious restaurants? Drive out of Marshall on route 17, and head to Warrenton, VA. There you will find delicious restaurants, breweries, and unique shops. Also in Warrenton for the history buff is the Old Jail Museum. Fauquier County will give you that far away feeling that we are all longing for, but yet it is just a short trip outside of the DC Metro area. Visit visitfauquier.com to plan your next visit.