Welcome to

Going Gainesville

We’re Going Gainesville and so are you! Started from a native of the area for the last 15 years, Lesley designed Going Gainesville to highlight some of her (and your) favorite spots right here in the area. From restaurants to events to local businesses that we think you might like- you can find it all here at Going Gainesville and on the Going Gainesville Facebook Page.

We cover the local Gainesville and Haymarket area and beyond giving you an inside scoop on what’s good and what’s a pass. Kids looking for something to do? We’ll help you navigate the many growing options this area provides to find you the biggest bang for your buck! From local news to local businesses, we’re Going Gainesville and so are you!


Restaurants to Visit


Events to Attend


Shops to Shop


Drinks to Sip

Places We Feature


We love bringing some local hot spots front and center and sharing just why we love this area one bite at a time!


Shopping is a big part of Gainesville and that’s why we love showing you some hidden gems that you are bound to fall in love with!


From parades to meetups- we make sure you know where you gotta be in Gainesville and the surrounding areas!

Small Businesses

There is more to the area than just events and food and that’s why we want to highlight some amazing local businesses right here in PWC.


Charities are a big part of Going Gainesville and we hope to highlight ones that are near and dear to our hearts in hopes to bring awareness to their cause.

Local Talent

Gainesville is only Gainesville because of those who live and work here. We bring some light on some local talent that you are sure to want to follow!

Meet Your Host!

Going Gainesville is a news outlet designed to showcase fun things to do and information on, Western Prince William County and surrounding areas within a 20-mile radius of Gainesville, VA. We want to take you with us on a journey to explore all this area has to offer from date nights to family-friendly events. Not only is this area steeped in history as tourists flock to the Manassas National Battlefields, but there are many modern amenities to enjoy such as concerts at Jiffy Lube Live or exploring Farm Brew Live, Northern Virginia’s first destination brewery campus. Come with us to these destinations by watching the videos we create to draw you in to be part of the experience with us as we taste delectable offerings at local eateries, quench our thirst at a myriad of wineries and join in on all the community events.

About Lesley Salman

Lesley has lived in the Gainesville area for nearly 20 years with her three children. She loves it here and wants to make sure everyone else has the opportunity to know about and enjoy all the community has to offer through the use of videography.

She has owned a local Real Estate Brokerage called Salman Home Realty since 2004 as well as Premiere Property Management since 2017. She is an avid foodie and loves to explore local wineries, breweries and distilleries.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, there is no one better to work with than Lesley. As a seller, she will use her creativity to market your home in the best light possible to get you top dollar. As a buyer, she will share her extensive local knowledge to find the perfect area for you and your family to purchase your home.

What People are Saying

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    Lesley and Alba were so cool and nice. They made the interview so easy and smooth. Since they posted the video I’ve been having more clients - especially Latinos. Going Gainesville is definitely worth it.

    • JD
    • Barber
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    I had so much working with Lesley of Going Gainesville. I was lucky to have her spotlight my business on their page! The whole interview was a blast and her crew was a joy to work with!  My customers loved the video and we've had so many more calls since the spotlight. Thank you for featuring and supporting small business!

    • Ash Salon
    • Owner
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