It’s time to say goodbye to October and say hello to November. In Prince William County, Virginia, there are numerous events and activities going on to plan your perfect weekend around.
Whether you’re a Northern Virginia native or coming in for the weekend, PWC is the ideal location for any traveler near and far. With the majority of the county being close driving distance to Route 66 or Interstate 95, getting to and from places is easier than ever. If you don’t want to drive, the Amtrak runs right through Old Town Manassas. So, if you're arriving from nearby Washington, D.C., or journeying from afar, the travel itself sets the stage for the unforgettable experience that awaits. The rolling hills, charming small towns, and the inviting ambiance of the region welcome you with open arms.
No real adventure can start without some amazing food to fuel your body. While visiting the area, savor farm-fresh ingredients and mouthwatering flavors that embody the region's culinary heritage. Whether you’re looking for a familiar favorite or a local diner, you’ll find it all in Prince William.
For a unique treat, try My Cravingz in Manassas for an authentic taste of Turkish dishes that will leave you wanting more and more! This family-owned and operated brunch stop offers a wide variety of homemade baked goods, delicious coffee and tea, and items you may not find elsewhere, such as simit – a Turkish take on bagels. One of the most popular items is the Serpme Breakfast, which features a collection of homemade jams and sauces, fresh cheese and fruit, and a unique savory breakfast dish.
As you step into the heart of autumn, immerse yourself in the vibrant activities and attractions that Prince William County has to offer:
- Explore Historic Sites: Wander through well-preserved Civil War sites and colonial landmarks. Learn about the county's rich history at Manassas National Battlefield Park, where you can take guided tours and experience the stories of the past coming to life. Learn more about the beautifully diverse background of Prince William’s past with the Prince William County African American History Trail. This multisite experience will help you explore the stories of early African American pioneers, historic sites, and the lasting impact African American culture has had on the area.
- Outdoor Adventures: Discover the breathtaking beauty of nature as you embark on hiking and biking trails through serene parks. Leesylvania State Park and Prince William Forest Park are perfect destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. Opportunities to connect with nature are abundant, with access to the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers for kayaking or standup paddle boarding, easy-to-navigate hiking trails, scenic vistas, and more.
- Shopping: Stroll along the streets of charming towns like Occoquan and browse through boutique shops, art galleries, and antique stores, where unique finds await. For the serious shopper, be sure to check out Potomac Mills, the Washington, D.C. area’s largest outlet mall with over 220 stores, Virginia Gateway, a premier shopping destination with national, regional, and local merchandise, and our many town center shopping districts.
- Festivals: Keep an eye on our local event calendar for festivals, craft fairs, and farmers' markets. Sample delicious seasonal treats and embrace the local culture.
Prince William County is alive with events throughout November, offering a mix of cultural experiences:
- Wine Tasting: Discover the county's burgeoning wine scene. Several wineries host tastings and events, inviting you to savor locally crafted wines and enjoy the vineyard's autumnal beauty. Visit Effingham Manor Winery in Nokesville for a serene wine-tasting experience amid scenic vineyards.
- Concerts and Performances: Check out local theaters and performance venues for live shows, music events, and art exhibitions. It's an opportunity to connect with the local arts scene at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.
- Farm-to-Table Dinners: Savor the season's flavors at farm-to-table dinners hosted by local chefs, using fresh ingredients from nearby farms. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville offers a unique farm-to-table dining experience in a picturesque setting.
Dinner and Drinks:
End your day with a memorable dinner and drinks experience at one of Prince William County's exceptional restaurants. Bistro L'Hermitage in Woodbridge is a fantastic choice. This taste of France offers a wide range of unique and delectable dishes to round off your day. After you eat, head on over to Brew Republic Bierwerks, also located in Woodbridge, for a taste of our local craft beers hand-crafted to give you the ultimate taste of PWC.
With its scenic beauty, rich history, cultural offerings, and culinary delights, Prince William County promises a weekend in November that combines relaxation with adventure. Come and experience the charm of fall in this picturesque corner of Virginia, where every moment is a celebration of the season. Plan your getaway today and let the allure of autumn in Prince William County enchant you.