Escape for a Girlfriend Getaway to Prince William & Manassas, Virginia Where New Boutiques and Bargain Shopping Abound

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Discover Prince William & Manassas invites visitors to experience the new boutiques, outlets, performances and events that make Prince William & Manassas exceptional girlfriend getaway destinations.

Winery at La Grange

With new boutiques, outlets, performances and events, Prince William & Manassas, VA are the perfect destinations for a girlfriend getaway this fall.

Now that the children are back to school, grab the girls and head to these two Virginia communities in September to experience exquisite shopping, fine wine, live music and some pampering.

Begin with a trip to Potomac Mills—Virginia’s largest outlet mall, featuring more than 200 shops and eateries. The indoor outlet shopping mecca recently opened a new Fashion District complete with upscale brands including Coach Factory, Last Call by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.

After, switch from bargain stores to boutiques in Historic Occoquan. One of Northern Virginia’s best kept secrets, this quaint town along the Occoquan River features an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants including the new Puzzle Palooza store. Dine al fresco at Madigan’s Waterfront, sample beers at the European bistrot Cock & Bowl or enjoy some vino at the newly renovated Olde Dominion Wine Shoppe.

Continue the hunt for that perfect gift or home accessory by exploring Old Town Manassas—a once sleepy railroad town that has maintained its historic charm. Stroll streets lined with specialty shops or arrange a special tea at The Things I Love’s tea room. Located in the shop’s garden room, teas are offered several times a month or visitors can call ahead to arrange an event complete with sandwiches, scones and tea.

Visit Sept. 28 for the Bands, Brews and BBQ festival complete with live music and Virginia’s finest BBQ or, dress to the nines for a show at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, which kicks off its new season in September with a performance by legendary pianist and conductor Peter Nero.

Finish the weekend away with some pampering at Tranquility Day Spa and a trip to Prince William’s sole winery. At this family-owned spa, guests can enjoy, cheese, wine and cupcakes while waiting to experience one of the facility’s many services.

After, travel to the rolling countryside to The Winery at La Grange. Nestled at the foothills of the Bull Run Mountains, this winery features more than a dozen wines available for tastings in a circa 1790, allegedly haunted manor house. Purchase a bottle for an outdoor picnic or share stories and relax by the fireplace.

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