When it comes to finding things to do in Fredericksburg, you’re not going to be lacking in options. Perhaps, one of the most interesting things about Fredericksburg is the debate that continues to this day, as to whether or not Fredericksburg is part of Northern Virginia (NOVA). Some believe it is, and some believe it’s not. This debate largely comes out of the fact that the residents of Fredericksburg work in such areas as Richmond, VA, Washington DC, Fairfax County, Prince William County, and Arlington County. The debate continues, and it’s highly unlikely that a definitive solution will ever be reached.
Because tourism is such a vital component to the economic health of Fredericksburg, there are dozens of things to see and do. The area offers an astonishing mix of tourist spots, historical points of interest, monstrous shopping centers, local businesses, retail chains, and everything else you could possibly want from a city. If you want to play a round of golf on one of the finest courses on the East Coast, visit one of the many historical sites that emphasize Fredericksburg’s connection to the Civil War, or get in some shopping at Central Park (the second biggest mall on the East Coast). You certainly won’t be bored. Old Town Fredericksburg alone is enough to make a visitor wish they had the entire weekend to browse.
The possibilities in Fredericksburg don’t end there. Check out one of the ghost tours, take the kids to a show at Children’s Theater at Riverside Center, or find out if there are any special events going on. Fredericksburg is a great place to live and visit. You’ll discover a wealth of dining, shopping, history, and so much more.