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Woodbridge is a town in Prince William County and suburb of Washington, D.C., best known for the Potomac Mills shopping mall.

Understand[edit]

While many people visit Woodbridge to shop at Potomac Mills, the historic town of Occaquan is a lovely day trip and there are several great restaurants too.

Get in[edit]

Map of Woodbridge (Virginia)

By car[edit]

Woodbridge is located just off I-95, in the Washington D.C. - Richmond corridor, with the main drag along US-1.

By train[edit]

By bus[edit]

To/from Potomac Mills Shopping Mall[edit]

For more information on riding the Metrorail and using a SmarTrip card, see Washington DC#Get_In.

  • Prince William Metro Direct Circular operates between Potomac Mills and the Franconia-Springfield metro station. The trip from the Franconia-Springfield metro takes 30 minutes and costs $3.60 if paid using a SmarTrip card. The bus operates every day except Sunday.
  • Dale City-Washington OmniRide operates between Potomac Mills and the White House and the Pentagon (Bus Bay L1). The bus operates only on weekdays and costs $5.75 if paid using a SmarTrip card. The first buses from Washington leave in the early afternoon, but the journey to Potomac Mills takes only 45-50 minutes, which is faster than taking the Prince William Metro Direct Circular.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • 1 Occaquan, Mill St. A small historic town on the Occaquan River. A lovely day trip, with restaurants, shops, and a lovely view of the river.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Potomac Mills, 2700 Potomac Mills Circle (just off I-95). M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Anchored by Sears, Costco, Marshalls, Bloomingdales, TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, Nordstrom Rack, and JCPenney. Potomac Mills (Q7235071) on Wikidata Potomac Mills on Wikipedia
  • 2 The Bee Store, 2230 Tacketts Mill Dr (Tacket's Mill), +1 571 398-0404. Tu-Sa 10AM-7P, Su 10AM-4PM, closed M. Beekeeping supplies, beekeeping classes, and, of course, honey.

Eat[edit]

Woodbridge is home to one of the D.C. area's only two Chicano communities and is a great place to get some Mexican food.

  • 1 Dixie Bones, 13440 Occoquan Rd, +1 703 492-2205. Daily 11AM-9PM. The best restaurant in Woodbridge. Their barbecue meats are absolutely the best, and their sides are excellent too. Make sure you go hungry.
  • 2 Arepas Capitol, 14091 Noblewood Plaza, Dale City, +1 571 402-7297. F Sa 11AM-9:30PM, Su Tu-Th 11AM-8PM, closed M. Venezuelan cafe.
  • 3 Bistro L'Hermitage, 12724 Occaquan Rd, +1 703 499-9550. Tu-F 4–11PM; Sa Su 11:30AM–2:30PM, 4–11PM, closed M. French restuarant. Dress up and splurge!
  • 4 Layla's Lebanese Restuarant, 2217 Old Bridge Rd (Tacket's Mill), +1 703 492-1500. M-Sa 11AM-8PM closed Sun. Chicken shwarma, kibbe, chicken kabob, and other tasty Lebanese food.
  • 5 Ricos Tacos Moya, 14087 Jefferson Davis Hwy (Marumsco Shopping Plaza), +1 703 499-8602. M-W 10AM-10PM, Th-Su 10AM-midnight. Disproportionately Mexican clientele and only one server who really speaks English (the daughter), and some incredible food. Highlights are the tacos themselves and the menudo, which is not available every day. They also serve the rare-to-D.C. micheladas—beer with spices, salt rim, and often tabasco sauce and clam juice (clamada). They're a lot of fun.
  • 6 Taqueria El Tony, 14041 Worth Ave, +1 571 279-2320. Su-Th 11AM-8PM, F Sa 11AM-9PM. Tacos!
  • 7 Taquizas Virginia, Route 1 and Dumfries Rd, Dumfries (234 Commuter Lot). Authentic Mexican street tacos.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Cope[edit]

  • Kaiser Permanente, 14139 Potomac Mills Road. Medical facility.

Go next[edit]

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