Shop and Then Drop
Start your girl’s weekend with a unique shopping experience in Historic Occoquan. Occoquan, a quaint town, is one of Northern Virginia’s hidden gems. With a wide assortment of specialty shops and boutiques, a good selection of restaurants, and a beautiful river view, this is the best place to start your girl’s weekend getaway!
After an afternoon of shopping with your girls, visit Bottle Stop, Occoquan’s magnificent wine bar. In addition to having both wine and beer on tap, Bottle Stop has a great selection of nibbles including its Parmesan-Asiago Dip, a refreshing change from the usual bread and butter, flat bread pizzas, and cheese and charcuterie platters.
Once you and the girls have experienced happy hour at Bottle Stop, it is time to find a good place to eat. You could enjoy some of the small plates at Bottle Stop or you could try out another great Occoquan restaurant such as Madigans Waterfront or Cock & Bowl.
After a long day of shopping, you and your girls will need some time to sit down and relax… Girl’s weekend getaways are not complete without three big activities: brunch, a trip to a winery, and some pampering.
Historic Downtown Manassas is the perfect place for Brunch. Take in the charm of this small town at one of the brunch locations including Monza, known for its breakfast pizza, and Malone’s, which has a more classic brunch. If you didn’t get enough shopping in Occoquan, then you can take a look around at some of the unique stores in Manassas after your delicious brunch.
Your next step is to visit the Winery at La Grange in Haymarket for a great selection of wines. If you are lucky, you will also be able to go during one of the winery’s live music events. Bring a lunch for an afternoon picnic with a great view or choose from a selection of snacks to nibble on.
Finish your weekend off with the ultimate stress reliever before you return back to reality. Visit Tranquility Day Spa for some final pampering. This spa prides itself on great service. You can even enjoy wine, cheese, and cupcakes during your visit!
- Taste more wine, craft beer, or spirits
- Do some shopping at Potomac Mills (the largest outlet mall in Virginia)
- Go kayaking at Leesylvania State Park
- See a concert at Jiffy Lube Live