Take Back Your Vacation Days and #CrushFriday with these Things To Do in Prince William, VA (3/09)

Take Back Your Vacation Days and #CrushFriday with these Things To Do in Prince William, VA (3/09)

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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 clue-solving skills, soak in some American history, sample our tasty eats and drinks, or dance the night away – Prince William, VA has a little something for everyone looking to start their weekend getaway.

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

History + Culture

Mill House Museum
413 Mill St
Occoquan, VA 22125
(703) 491-1918

Mill House

The Mill House Museum is housed in a 1790-era quaint stone building in historic Occoquan. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can peruse a vast collection of century-old artifacts, learn about the impacts of the Civil War on the town and view an exhibit on abolitionist John Underwood.

National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172
(703) 432-1775

Marine Corps Museum

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the U.S. Marine history at The National Museum of the Marine Corps. Experience the intensity of boot camp, test your rifle firing skills and bravely land on Iwo-Jima on D-Day in 1945 as part of the museum’s interactive exhibits. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, the museum is open daily and admission is free.

Boutiques + Shops

Stonebridge at Potomac Center
15201 Potomac Town Pl
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 583-1202


With an abundance of shopping and dining options available, visitors of Stonebridge at Potomac Center won’t be disappointed. Major retailers include Apple, REI, Old Navy, Ulta, DSW, and many others. If you’re craving a bite to eat, indulge yourself at Brew Republic, Not Your Average Joes, Firebirds, P.F. Chang’s, Uncle Julio’s or Duck Donuts.  

Sports + Games

5291 Wellington Branch Dr
Gainesville, VA 20155
(571) 222-9000


(photo credit: Cabela's)

Cabela’s 79,000 sq. ft. store is located at Virginia Gateway in Gainesville, VA. Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., visitors can browse the aquarium and museum-quality wildlife displays, test out their archery skills, peruse the gun library and shop a wide selection of outdoor equipment.

EscapeRoom Woodbridge
12668 Darby Brooke Ct
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 910-6015

escape room
(photo credit: EscapeRoom)

Grab some friends, choose a theme, find the clues and  see if you have what it takes to solve the puzzle in less than sixty minutes. EscapeRoom Woodbridge is open from noon to 11:30 p.m.

Food + Drinks

Yorkshire Restaurant
7537 Centreville Rd
Manassas, VA 20111
(703) 368-4905

Yorkshire Restaurant
(photo credit: Yorkshire Restaurant)

Voted one of the best Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in Prince William, VA by Yelp, Yorkshire Restaurant provides visitors an excellent home cooked meal in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. Swing into the restaurant for their all-day breakfast or try out their daily specials.

Eavesdrop Brewery
7223 Centreville Rd
Yorkshire, VA 20111

Eavesdrop Brewery is the newest brewery to open along our Steins, Vines and Moonshine Trail. Stop by their taproom from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. to sample their Cher Ami Farmhouse Ale.

Music + Art

Hylton Performing Art Center
10900 University Blvd.
Manassas, VA 20110

Swan Lake
(photo credit: Hylton Performing Arts Center)

Witness the beauty and drama of “Swan Lake” performed by an international cast of dancers at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. This talented cast of dancers will weave the tale of the Swan Queen, Odette, her love Prince Siegried, and the terrible curse cast by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online.

Club Eclipse
5615 Wellington Rd
Ste 101
Gainesville, VA 20155
(571) 222-7221

Club Eclipse
(photo credit: Club Eclipse)

Experience Club Eclipse's Vegas-style atmosphere as you kick back and enjoy quality live entertainment, including live bands, topnotch DJs and comedians.Tonight, DJ Karma will be covering mainstream and top-40 hits starting at 9:30 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 Hotel:

Candlewood Suites Manassas

11220 Balls Ford Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 530-0550

Candlewood Suites Manassas
(Photo credit: Candlewood Suites Manassas)

The Candlewood Suites Manassas is conveniently located in near Interstate 66 and Route 234 in Manassas providing guests a variety of restaurant and shopping opportunities. For guests looking to explore Civil War history, this location provides easy access to local historic sites including Manassas National Battlefield, Henry Hill Visitors Center and Ben Lomond Historic Site


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