Take Back Your Vacation Days and #CrushFriday with these Things To Do in Prince William, VA (2/23)

Take Back Your Vacation Days and #CrushFriday with these Things To Do in Prince William, VA (2/23)

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662 million unused vacation days went to waste in the U.S. last year! American’s need a wake-up call to take back their vacation time. We’re going to start by crushing Fridays! Start your weekend getaway early and take off Fridays this year.

Looking to #CrushFriday? We’re here to help. Whether you’re looking to showcase your ice skating skills, soak in some American history, sample our tasty eats and drinks, or dance the night away – Prince William has a little something for everyone looking to start their weekend getaway.

Come back to this blog for updates on new fun ways to take back your Fridays!

History + Culture

Where They Slept: Spend the Night in Ben Lomond’s Slave Quarter

Ben Lomond Historic Site
10321 Sudley Manor Dr
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 367-7872

The Slave Quarter at Ben Lomond is one of only three to survive to this day in Prince William County. Visitors can participate in an exclusive opportunity to spend the night in the original slave quarter. Historians and interpreters will provide information regarding the people who lived, worked and survived at Ben Lomond. This program lasts from 7 p.m. tonight (2/23/18) to 8 a.m. tomorrow (2/24/18). The cost is $75 per person and reservations are required. Please call 703-367-7872 for additional information or to make a reservations.

Underground Railroad: Network to Freedom 

Leesylvania State Park
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr
Woodbridge, VA 22172
(703) 583-6904

Underground Railroad: Network to Freedom exhibit
(photo credit: VA Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Visitors of the Underground Railroad: Network to Freedom exhibit will learn about Leesylvania State Park’s rich and diverse history. Associated with the flight of runaway slaves the Leesylvania property will offer displays and exhibitions illustrating their inclusion in the underground railroad. This exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boutiques + Shops

Historic Town of Occoquan

314 Mill Street
Occoquan, VA 22192
(703) 491-1918

Explore art galleries, jewelry stores, antiques showrooms, specialty shops and gourmet treats as you stroll along the streets of Historic Occoquan. Nestled along the banks of the Occoquan River, this original 18th Century mill town offers a unique shopping and dining experience.

Sports + Games

Potomac Shores Golf Club

1750 Dunnington Pl
Dumfries, VA 22026
(571) 383-3050

Tee it high and let it fly at Potomac Shores Golf Club. This majestic par-72 golf course is the only public Jack Nicklaus Signature Design in the DC region, making it accessible to both novices and pros.

Elite Shooting Sports

7751 Doane Dr
(703) 335-2750

Elite Shooting

With four separate ranges (varying from 25 to 100 yards), a simulator training room, a cafe and two lounges, Elite Shooting Sports offers a safe environment to practice your shooting skills and relieve some stress. The range is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (new shooters will be required to go through a brief orientation class).

Food + Drinks

Blue Ridge Seafood Restaurant

15704 Lee Hwy
Gainesville, VA 20105
(703) 754-9852

(photo credit: Blue Ridge Seafood)

Join Blue Ridge Seafood for their winter wine event, It’s Wine O’Clock starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy free wine tastings from local winery Gray Ghost Vineyards and live musician, Bob Dickson.

Growling Bear Brewing Company

14051 Crown Court
Woodbridge, VA 22193
(571) 535-1965

(photo credit: Growling Bear Brewing Company)

Enjoy a craft beer while testing out your bluffing skills at Growling Bear Brewing Company’s Poker Tournament. Event starts at 7 p.m.

Music + Art

The Palace
13989 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 490-3814

(Photo credit: The Palace)

The Palace is a spacious dance club featuring Latin music, VIP areas and three bars. Tonight's live band is Gilberto Santa Rosa. Show starts at 9 p.m.

Irene V. Hylton Planetarium

14051 Spriggs Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22193

(photo credit: Hylton Planetarium)

Don’t let the fact that this Planetarium is located inside Hylton High School fool you – Hylton Planetarium is a full dome, state of the art planetarium. Tonight's laser shows are Laser Vinyl: Classic Rock Experience at 5:30 p.m., Stars at 7p.m. and Laser Led Zeppelin  at 8:30 p. m.

Now that you’ve got plenty of options to #CrushFriday, make it a weekend getaway, so you have plenty of time to explore all that Prince William County has to offer. Need a room? Find affordable hotels in Prince William County, Manassas, Gainesville, Woodbridge and more

Spotlight Inn:

The Inn at Evergreen

15890 Berkeley Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
(703) 743-4711

(Photo Credit: The Inn at Evergreen)

The Inn at Evergreen is an 11-bedroom bed and breakfast in Haymarket, VA. Once a Civil War Era mansion, The Inn at Evergreen offers a perfect blend of modern amenities, historic charm and a first-class getaway.

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