A golfing hot spot complete with new breweries, Prince William & Manassas are the perfect places to escape for a weekend with the guys.
Home to the courses where the legends play, Prince William and Manassas are the four-time hosts of the PGA Presidents Cup and, with 11 courses, considered some of the hottest golf destinations in the country. Golf along the shores of the Potomac River or let some of the historic sites and the mountains serve as your backdrop.
Opening in spring 2014, play the new Potomac Shores Golf Course, which will be the first public Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Located on the banks of the Potomac River, this 18-hole, par-72 course weaves through mature hardwoods on a hilly peninsula and offers dramatic vistas, native wetland buffers, and more than 200 feet of show-stopping elevation changes.
Cool down after a day of golf at the new BadWolf Brewing Company in Historic Downtown Manassas. This family owned nanobrewery features up to five different brews daily that range from pilsner style ales to brown ales, stouts, porters and seasonal brews. After, enjoy dinner and drinks at one of numerous Manassas eateries including Monza, Okra’s Cajun Creole and City Square Cafe.
Continue the guys weekend away with some outdoor adventure. Kayak down the river, hike the Bull Run Mountains, test out the local BMX course or fish at Leesylvania State Park.Or, race each other to the top of a 50-foot rock wall at the Vertical Rock Climbing Center.
After, satisfy those hunger cravings by visiting Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace or one of Prince William’s famous BBQ joints- Dixie Bones.
Prefer to dine outdoors? Head to Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse- a long-time local favorite along the Potomac River. Enjoy fresh seafood and an array of drinks along the beach-front tikki bar.
Finish the weekend away with a trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. There, stand in the boots of a Marine, test your shooting skills at the laser rifle range and board a helicopter headed to Vietnam. After, grab a drink in the museum’s Tun Tavern.
Before leaving, test a few more brews at Cock & Bowl in Historic Occoquan. This European neighborhood bistrot features more than 60 Belgian and Belgian-style beers that can be enjoyed with the restaurant’s freshly baked Belgian waffles.