Discover unique shops in one of our historic towns, pick fresh produce at a farmer's market or find a bargain at Virgina's largest outlet mall.
Day one: Stroll through the quaint streets of Historic Occoquan where you will find about 60 specialty shops, antique stores, art galleries and restaurants. Pick up a snack at a neighborhood café or grab lunch along the Occoquan River at Madigan's Waterfront. Want a break from the stores? Treat yourself to a massage at Dansk Day Spa. For a sweet finish, visit Mom's Apple Pie Company where many of the pies are made from locally grown fruits.
If you are looking for a bargain, visit Potomac Mills- the largest outlet mall in Virginia. With more than 200 shops and eateries, there is a deal for every shopper. Shopping with children? Let them run around at Potomac Mills' new Virginia-themed children's play area. Or, take in a movie at the outlet center's AMC IMAX theater. Don't forget to stop by IKEA to find furniture and the perfect décor for your home.
Day two: Explore Old Town Manassas where family owned shops and restaurants line picturesque streets. Part of the Virginia Main Street program, you will feel like you stepped back in time when shopping stores in this community. Continue your antiquing quest here or find that unique gift at The Things I Love. Grab a sweet treat at Persnickety Cakes or a bottle of wine and a gift basket at The Opera House Gourmet. Dine al fresco at one of the local restaurants or relax with a drink at Monza. Old Town offers a variety of special events year-round and a seasonal farmer's market, which features fresh produce, breads and more. Don't forget to visit the Manassas Museum or the gallery at The Center for The Arts at the Candy Factory.
Last Updated: 3/19/2012 3:34 PM