Take Back Your Vacation Days and #CrushFriday with these Things To Do in Prince William, VA (3/16)

Take Back Your Vacation Days and #CrushFriday with these Things To Do in Prince William, VA (3/16)

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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

We, The Marines

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

Immerse yourself in WE, THE MARINES an action-packed, giant screen adventure that provides audiences an unparalleled experience of becoming and serving as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Narrated by Academy Award®-winning actor and Marine, Gene Hackman, the film follows the journey of Marines from boot camp to training, deployment and finally homecoming. We, The Marines brings to life the often intense experience of what it takes to serve as a Marine. The film runs every hour on the hour from 10 am – 4 pm at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Freedom Museum

Manassas Airport
10600 Harry J. Parrish Blvd
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 393-0660

The Freedom Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, interprets the struggle to protect our nation’s freedom through the stories of ordinary Americans who became genuine heroes. The museum offers a self-guided tour daily from 9 am – 5 pm. Admissions is free.

Boutiques + Shops

Promenade at Virginia Gateway
Route 29 and Linton Hall Rd
Gainesville, VA 20155

Stroll along pedestrian friendly streets as you take in all that the Promenade at Virginia Gateway has to offer. With its upscale mix of shopping, dining and entertainment, there's something for everyone to enjoy.  Major retailers include Super Target, Hobby Lobby, Cabela's, Total Wine and many others. If you're craving a bite to eat, indulge yourself at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Uncle Julio's, Out of the Blue or one of the other twenty-plus restaurants.

Sports + Games

General’s Ridge
9701 Manassas Dr
Manassas Park, VA 20111
(703) 335-0777

(photo credit: General's Ridge)

Soccer + Golf? Enjoy a combination of both sports at General’s Ridge Golf Course. FootGolf uses the rules of golf as each player attempts to kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. Book a tee time for any time after 3 pm.

Uptown Alley
Manassas Mall
8300 Sudley Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
(571) 719-3284


Uptown Alley is a restaurant, bar & entertainment hub which includes 24 bowling lanes, a two-story laser tag arena, arcade games, a full-service restaurant, three bars and sound stage for live entertainment. Tonight’s entertainment is country/southern rock band - the James Handy Band.

Food + Drinks

AKT Nourish
15111 Washington St
Haymarket, VA 20169
(703) 754-6170

(photo credit: AKT Nourish)

This hidden gem is nestled in the heart of Historic Haymarket. AKT Nourish uses fresh locally sourced and seasonal ingredients in their cuisines. Open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3 pm – stop in and enjoy a delicious and healthy meal.

6 Bears Tap Takeover & STP at Madigan's Waterfront

Madigan's Waterfront
201 Mill Street
Occoquan, VA 22125
(703) 494-6373

Starting at 6 pm, visitors can enjoy a pint of Mae West Blonde Ale, O-Dark Thirty Irish Extra Stout, Polar Roller Red IPA, Vienna Lager and Robust Porter from 6 Bears and A Goat Brewing Co while enjoying the view and ambiance at Madigan's Waterfront.

Music + Art

Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella
Hylton Performing Art Center
10900 University Blvd.
Manassas, VA 20110

(photo credit: Hylton Performing Arts Center)

Witness fifty graceful dancers from the Moscow Festival Ballet perform the ballet, CinderellaBased on the well-known fairy tale, this performance with enchanted melodies, opulent costumes, lavish scenery, and hilarious physical comedy is a family-friendly treat for all to enjoy. Tickets can be purchased online.

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. This Friday’s live band is Luis Coronel & Uranio Norteno.

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:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Potomac Mills Woodbridge
2610 Prince William Parkway
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 497-4000

(Photo credit: Fairfield Inn & Suites)

The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at Potomac Mills is conveniently located off I-95 and is minutes from Potomac Mills Mall, Stonebridge Town Center, the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico, Fort Belvoir Army Base and Historic Occoquan.


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