FA-LA-LA on the brains? When it comes to holiday shopping, Prince William & Manassas, Virginia is the ideal destination to knock out that shopping list. 





Located in Woodbridge, Virginia at the crossroads of the Prince William Parkway and I-95, Potomac Mills is a popular stop for visitors looking to shop near the nation’s capital. Ranked as one of the top tourist attractions in Virginia, this indoor outlet mall features more than 220 stores and the “Big Four” outlets under one roof – Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store among other favorites JCPenney, HomeGoods, and more.  Looking for exciting dining & entertainment?? Be sure to visit The Cheesecake Factory, Bahama Breeze, AMC Potomac Mills 18 theaters, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Matchbox and the sprawling food court to help you with that holiday appetite.



Located adjacent to Potomac Mills in Woodbridge is Virginia’s only IKEA. This 325,000 square-foot store presents different room-settings and features model home interiors, a children’s play area, a restaurant, and boasts over 10,000 exclusively designed items for the home, kitchen, pantry, office and beyond.


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Over the last 15 years, Virginia Gateway has transformed into the premier shopping, dining & entertainment destination for western Prince William County. Located at I-66 and US-29, this shopping complex boasts an amazing assortment of 120+ stores, restaurants and service based retailers.  Home to a Super Target, Stein Mart, HomeGoods, Charming Charlie, DSW, Regal Cinemas,  J. Crew Mercantile, White House | Black Market, Bar Louie, Uncle Julios, Firebirds, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and more, this massive shopping destination is sure to please even the most difficult of shoppers.


Located in beautiful eastern Prince William County, Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center offers a remarkable outdoor shopping and dining experience with major retailers such as Wegmans, REI, Old Navy, Ulta, DSW, Charming Charlie, J. Jill, South Moon Under and others. If dining is what you crave, this center just off I-95 features Not Your Average Joes, Firebirds, P.F. Chang’s, Uncle Julio’s, Duck Donuts and even a new craft brewery – Brew Republic and more. As an added bonus, this center is also home to the county’s only Apple Store.


WOW!  Is this Manassas Mall? Now billed as “The New Manassas Mall”, this enclosed shopping destination recently underwent a substantial renovation to bring in some cool entertainment options. While still home to shopping staples Wal-Mart, Macy’s, and Sears along with Victoria’s Secret, H&M and other popular retailers, new choices include Autobahn, a fun and exhilarating indoor go-kart speedway, Uptown Alley, a massive new restaurant, bar & entertainment pavilion that features upscale bowling, arcade games, live music and a 2-story laser tag facility, and Kraze Burger, a delicious new burger concept. Other upcoming new arrivals that will open soon include Billy Beez, a huge play arena for children, and Waxy’s, a modern Irish bar.



Billed as a lifestyle brand for the modern, self-reliant American, Duluth Trading Company recently opened their first store in Virginia and in the Washington, DC metro region in Prince William County. The store is home to their signature performance wear, footwear, shirts, pants and outerwear for men and women and is located at the Parkridge Center in Manassas.


Cabela’s, a leading specialty retailer and the world’s largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise, is busy putting the finishing touches on their 79,999 square foot store located at US-29 and I-66 in Gainesville at Virginia Gateway.  The store will be the first Cabela’s in the Washington, D.C. metro area and the third in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The store will be home to thousands of outdoor recreation products that blend perfectly with the many outdoor tourist sites in Prince William & Manassas such as Leesylvania State Park, Prince William Forest Park and other hiking and outdoor recreation sites located throughout.

While this is just a list of the big shopping destinations in Prince William & Manassas, no shopping trip is complete without a stop in our small towns such as Historic Downtown Manassas, Haymarket, and Historic Occoquan among others. Stay tuned to our upcoming blog on the new additions to these fun towns.