Top 10 Things to Do in Prince William & Manassas

Top 10 Things to Do in Prince William & Manassas

It’s finally spring, which means it’s time to start planning your spring or summer vacation! There’s no better time to come explore everything we have to offer here in Prince William & Manassas. From historical sites to nationally renowned shopping districts to championship golf courses, we have something for everyone!

Below, we have amassed our ten “must do” attractions for those traveling to our region this year!

See a show at Hylton Performing Arts Theater

Serving as the home to many performing art events throughout the year, the Hylton Performing Arts Theater is a state-of-the-art theater that has grown significantly in popularity as more and more guests have experienced a show or performance at this facility. Come see country music artist Phil Vassar on April 18th when he performs his hits such as “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “American Child.” If you’re traveling as a family then Shrek The Musical on April 25th at 7 pm is a perfect show for the whole family!

Head over to our event calendar to discover all of the shows that the Hylton Performing Arts Center has to offer!

Go to a Potomac Nationals Game

Home to the Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, the P-Nats, as they’re called locally, are set to kick off their season on April 9th! A night out at the ballpark is not only exciting for the whole family but it’s also a great value as well. The Nationals run daily promotions that not only make the game fun but it also eases the burden on your wallet. Dollar Mondays feature $1 general admission tickets as well as $1 hot dogs. There’s no way you can say no to that deal!

Play a round of golf

With beautiful weather in April and May, the golf scene in the county has grown significantly in recent years. Prince William & Manassas has 12 championship caliber courses that are open to the public including the newest addition to that list, the Jack Nicklaus designed Potomac Shores Golf Club. Stonewall Jackson Golf Club is another fantastic links style courses that runs along Lake Manassas, providing players with scenic views on every hole.

Take a moment and read our latest golf blog to learn more about all of the courses we offer in our county.

Go kayaking at Leesylvania

If you’re a water sports fan then you’ll want to head down to Leesylvania State Park for a day kayaking out on the Potomac River. The calm waters of the Potomac make for a family fun day kayaking downstream while taking in some of the beautiful natural scenery of the area.

Go shopping in Occoquan

Located just off route I-95, Occoquan is a charming small town along the Occoquan River. The true beauty of this town is its thriving shopping district of local shops that attract thousands of visitors each year. Come experience a unique shopping excursion while dining at Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant or one of the many restaurants in town. It will be a truly amazing day!  

Go to a concert at Jiffy Lube Live

For those coming in late this spring, you’ll want to check out our event calendar to see if your favorite band will be playing at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow. Bands such as Dave Matthews Band, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Rush, Slipknot, J. Cole, Jason Aldean, and many more are slated to take the stage from May through September!

Spend a summer day at SplashDown Waterpark

There’s no better way to cool off then to relax as you wind around SplashDown Waterpark’s 770-foot lazy river. The park also offers a 25-meter lap pool, four waterslides, two fast Cannon Ball slides, an activity pool, two 4-story waterslides, and much more! Your family is sure to love an afternoon spent at this wonderful waterpark. SplashDown is set to open on May 23rd this year.

Try local dining in Historic Downtown Manassas

Manassas offers a lot of unique local options to those traveling to the region but nothing beats the local eats you can find in Historic Downtown Manassas. For some Cajun flair, try Okra’s Cajun Creole for some delicious comfort food. If you are a barbecue fan then head just down the street to The Bone for freshly cooked barbecue served anyway you want it.

There are simply too many options to list so head over to our restaurants page to discover the restaurant that’s right for you!

National Museum of the Marine Corps

For members of our armed forces, the National Museum of the Marine Corps is a solemn museum dedicated to those who fault to defend our freedom from 1776 through 1976. For those who haven’t served, it’s a fantastic place to honor those who have while also learning numerous facts about the history of the Marine Corps. This state-of-the-art facility is truly an amazing museum that’s free to all who want to experience its exhibits.

Spend the day at Potomac Mills

Known as Virginia’s #1 shopping destination, Potomac Mills is home to a wide-variety of shops and national chains. Come shop for new furniture at IKEA, find new designer fashion at Saks 5th Avenue: Off Fifth, or purchase that new iPhone accessory at the Apple Store. Potomac Mills is even home to a Tesla charging station so whether you’re traveling by SUV or by electric car, there is truly something for everyone at Potomac Mills.

Manassas National Battlefield Park

This list would be remised if we didn’t mention Manassas National Battlefield Park, which served as the site for two of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War. The First Battle of Manassas was fought in 1861, which served as an important southern victory early on in the war. The Second Battle of Manassas also gave the south a much needed victory but cost both sides numerous lives as a result. This memorial to our nation’s turbulent past is a must visit for every traveler headed to our region.  

Tags: Manassas  Occoquan  Leesylvania State Park  Potomac Nationals 

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