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Things to do in Prince William County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Factory outlet mall surrounded by many other stores/restaurants. Very busy area. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Museum
“If you have a car, we recommend this place. It’s the cool big brother version of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. Technically still free but they charge you $15 to park. It’s worth the drive!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cinema
“Lovely town center with a movie theater and plenty of shopping/food options.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is the biggest mall of the area, a large selection of famous brands, beautiful scenery, and restaurants. A must go for any shopping. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“During the warm seasons, this outdoor theater features some of the best concerts all under the stars. Bring a picnic and a blanket and prepare to relax and enjoy.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Less than 20 minutes east is the site of the Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the Civil War. The Manassas Battlefield Park features ranger tours and Civil War reenactments. Explore this historic terrain where men fought and died for their beliefs over a century ago.”
  • 32 locals recommend
History Museum
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“The National Museum of the Marine Corps is the historical museum of the United States Marine Corps. Located in Triangle, Virginia near MCB Quantico, the museum opened on November 10, 2006, and is now one of the top tourist attractions in the state, drawing over 500,000 people annually.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Accessories Store
“Fair Oaks Mall is the preferred retail destination, offering an upscale mix of stores including Apple, Coach, J.Crew, Michael Kors, and XXI Forever.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“A great place for a day hike and picnic! Guests may drive in or just step out our back gate.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Winery
“ This place is wonderful to get away from everything. It is surrounded by greenery, and very spacious. The selection of wine is vast. Parking is extremely easy. Excellent option for an activity during the day.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Winery
“Located in the quaint town of Clifton, Virginia, Paradise Springs is the closest winery to Washington DC and the first in Fairfax County. Tastings, tours, wine dinners, private events, and more can be found at this intimate, family run, destination winery.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Bull Run regional park is great for hiking and welcomes dogs on certain trails. Horses are also welcome on these trails. Bicycle trails also available. FREE!!”
  • 7 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Bistro L’Hermitage serves unhurried, expertly prepared French meals in the DC metro area. Stop by for a truly special French dining experience.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This place is a little further (Tysons, as opposed to the above being all within a mile). ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great spot for Happy Hour/drinks. Full meals also served. Free parking across the street above the Hyatt hotel.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cinema
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“Art House films and Blockbusters to please all tastes. Located in the new mosaic shopping and cultural district, about 15 miles away, in Fairfax.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Bistro L’Hermitage serves unhurried, expertly prepared French meals in the DC metro area. Stop by for a truly special French dining experience.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This place is a little further (Tysons, as opposed to the above being all within a mile). ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Great spot for Happy Hour/drinks. Full meals also served. Free parking across the street above the Hyatt hotel.”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A relaxed restaurant In the heart of Historic Old Town Occoquan. Unique meals made from scratch. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available. In warm weather, the outdoor patio is a wonderful venue.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“If the weather is nice and you can find a seat outside on the balcony, the view is hard to beat. They have great food but the draw is sitting outside on the patio and enjoying a view of the river.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gluten-free Restaurant
“I love this place and go their frequently. Welcome to True Food Kitchen, purveyors of nourishment for the wellness-aware. We believe that living well isn’t just about eating the right food, but about sharing it with the right people. When you dine with us, you’re dining with a community that cares enough to enrich their taste buds and their bodies. Our philosophy is simple. Food should make you feel better — not worse — and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste to live a healthier lifestyle. Every meal we serve is prepared to that standard.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant offers classic Indian curries, tandoori & a lunch buffet, are served in this white-tablecloth eatery. From the outside, it doesn’t look anything, but inside is very nice. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“A huge selection of gourmet sandwiches and pizzas plus a variety of craft beer in a casual atmosphere located in Dunn Loring.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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