Ladies, we know that sometimes you just need time away with your girlfriends to relax, recharge and catch up with one another. So send that group text saying it's time for a Girls Trip. Prince William, VA is the perfect place to get together. From incredible shopping, outdoor adventures and world-class shows, we've put together the ultimate girlfriends weekend getaway itinerary.
Whether you're looking to reconnect with nature on our 38 square miles of hiking trails, sample local, hand-crafted beverages along our Steins, Vines & Moonshine Trail, shop at Virginia's largest outlet mall, or enjoy a relaxing spa day - you and your girlfriends will find plenty to enjoy in Prince William, VA.
Spend the morning exploring Potomac Mills the region's largest outlet mall. With more than 200 shops including Nordstrom Rack, JCPenney, TJ Maxx, and Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store among other favorites like Nike, Under Armour, American Eagle, GAP Factory and more. Before heading to your next stop, make sure you take a group photo in front of the LOVEworks sign.
Spend the afternoon strolling the waterfront town of Historic Occoquan. This charming town combines over 200 years of history with the modern attractions of shopping and dining. Occoquan offers everything from antiques, arts, crafts, fashions, and gifts to unique specialty shops for miniature enthusiasts and much more.
Spend your evening on a sunset kayak tour of the peaceful Occoquan River. Your tour guide from Penguin Paddling will take you on a two-hour trek to see the seemingly countless varieties of birds, fish, and other animals which call Occoquan home. Birds such as eagles, osprey and herons, as well as other wildlife like beavers, may greet you as you head towards the mouth of the Potomac River. Once you return to Occoquan, you'll find plenty of gourmet restaurants to enjoy.
Start your morning off right with goat yoga on the lake or sign up for a hands-on lesson on how to make goat milk soap, lotion or cheese! The Little Goat Farm at the Lake offers a relaxing and engaging experience with a variety of baby goats, llamas, chickens and more for you and your girlfriends.
Sit back, relax and enjoy live music, Virginia craft beer, wine & cocktails along with lunch at Farm Brew Live. This 8-acre campus is home to 2 Silos Brewing Co. and tasting room, the YARD outdoor live music venue, thePit (BBQ & beer garden), Absolutely Sushi, 2nd Stop Ice Cream & Coffee Bar and La Gringa Food Truck. Their newest addition, The Black Sheep whiskey + wine + noshery, is a full-service fine dining restaurant.
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Take in a concert at Jiffy Lube Live, which hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry at its 25,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. Check out their latest concert schedule. Or take in a performance at Hylton Performing Arts Center. Hylton This award-winning performing arts center offers a variety of local, regional and world-class music, dance, theater and performing arts ensembles. Browse Hylton's performance schedule.
Home to a rich history, the Town of Haymarket was once known as the “Crossroads” in the 1700s and is now a quaint Virginia town with eclectic shops, restaurants, and museums. Antique lovers, vintage collectors and bargain shoppers will enjoy strolling through the shops in the Town of Haymarket. When you're done, take a short drive to The Winery at LaGrange and enjoy a wine tasting while taking in the sunset views of the Bull Run Mountains.