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Children’s Museum of Richmond

 It’s 540-656-2233. The address is 1275 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA 22401 The Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) has been serving children and families from throughout Virginia since 1981.  In that time, more than a million children and families from Richmond and throughout Virginia have explored interactive educational experiences that have stimulated their interest in […]


 1351 Central Park Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA. 22401 540-785-6700 40,000 Sq. Ft. of Indoor Fun, 7 Acres of Outdoor Activities

Jay’s Restaurant & Lounge

Jay's Restaurant and Lounge 2030 Plank Rd. Fredericksburg, VA. 22401 540-479-6000 Chefs Table, Tapas, DJ and Lounge. Very modern, great place to see whats new in Fredericksburg.

The Griffin Bookshop & Coffee Bar

 540-899-8041 723 Caroline St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 New & Used Books, Specialty gifts, Gourmet Chocolates, Teas & Pastries, WIFI Access

La Petite Auberge

 311 William Street Fredericksburg, Va 540-371-2727 Since 1981, La Petite Auberge has been a local favorite to locals and tourist alike. Owned and operated by the Renault family, they provide excellent food and service. Their menu changes according to the seasons and their wine list is well balanced in variety, selection, and price. You can relax with a […]

Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery

 540-663-2813 8215 Oak Crest Drive King George, VA 22485 Oak Crest’s Winery’s wines, warm hospitality and friendly atmosphere will leave you wanting more at this family farm winery. They feature wine tasting, a picnic area, light fare, as well as an artisan’s gift shop. They are open April 1- December 23, Wednesday thru Saturday […]

The Sunken Well Tavern

 720 Littlepage Street Fredericksburg, VA 540-370-0911 The Sunken Well Tavern offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and daily specials. Come in and dine in a relaxing atmosphere as you watch sports in Hi-Def or surf the Internet on your laptop. Hearty breakfasts, delightful lunches, and dinners To-Go are all on tap at our neighborhood oasis. For […]

Central Station

 Central Station’s Banquet Room K.C.’s Music Alley J.P.’s Sports Bar & Billiards 1917 Princess Anne St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-371-0300 Central Station is Virginia’s BIGGEST entertainment complex!  They offer not only great live music every Friday and Saturday Nights, a huge Sports Bar and Huge Billiards Room with Eleven (11) official tournament size pool […]

Stafford Parks & Places

 Abel Reservoir Stafford, VA 540-752-5632 This 185-acre reservoir is long and ravine; it is almost too long for a single battery electric motor if you plan on traveling its length. Abel has some big largemouth bass, which can be difficult to catch. Abel doesn’t have a lot of structure, but has steep-sided banks covered with […]

Snowden Playground Park

 Fall Hill Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Playground and Open Play Area.  Hours: 6am – 10pm Daily.

Lake Anna State Park

 6800 Lawyers Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 22553 800-933-PARK Lake Anna State Park has rental cabins, camping, more than 13 miles of hiking trails, lakeshore picnicking, a guarded swimming beach, a children’s play area, a boat ramp, a food concession stand, a bathhouse and a children’s and handicapped fishing pond.

Maury Playground Park

 William St. & Kenmore Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Playground, Basketball Courts and Open Play Area.  Hours:  6am – 10pm Daily.

Loriella Park

 Leavells Rd. Spotsylvania, VA 540-898-7259 Swimming pool, four tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, picnic area and hiking trail. Pool fees: Spotsylvania County residents $3, nonresidents $7. Children under 5 admitted free.

Curtis Memorial County Park

 58 Jesse Curtis Lane Stafford, VA 540-658-4871 Hiking, picnic shelters, ball field, sand volleyball courts, skating, swimming pool, playground, tennis courts and fishing lake. Parking fee of $3.50 on weekends and holidays for non-residents; residents are free. The lake has fishing (state license required) and public boat launch. Pool cost $1.75 for children under 16 […]

Falmouth Waterfront Park

 River Road Falmouth, VA 540-373-7909 This beautiful riverfront park and favorite fishing spot falls on the Rappahannock River in the historic Falmouth district.

Memorial Park

 1101 Kenmore Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Playground, Basketball Courts, Picnic Area and Open Play Area

Motts Reservoir

 6600 River Rd. Fredericksburg, VA 540-786-8989 Hiking & Jogging Trails, Picnic Area, Canoeing, BBQ Grill, Fishing, Boating, Handicap Fishing Pier and Public Boat Landing.  Hours:  April 1 through September 30, 6am – 7pm. October 1 – February 28 7am – 7pm, March 1 – March 31 (Open Weekends Only)

Canal Path

 From Fall Hill Ave. to Princess Anne St. The old canal towpath is perfect for a leisurely stroll. The two-mile plus path starts at the parking area on Fall Hill Ave., near Normandy Ave. It runs along the old Rappahannock canal. The path ends at Princess Anne Street near Ford Street. If you’re into plants […]

City Dog Park

 Located on Kenmore Avenue near Mary Ball Street. Picnic Area.  Hours: 6am – 8pm Daily.

Dixon Park

 1300 Dixon St. Playground, Hiking & Jogging Trails, Soccer Field, Picnic Area and Restrooms. Hours: Summer, 9am – 8pm. Winter 9am – 5pm Daily.

City Dock

 End of Sophia St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Fishing and Public Boat Landing

St. Clair Brooks Memorial Park

 60 Butler Rd. Stafford, VA 540-373-7909 Softball and baseball diamonds, youth league football field, tennis and basketball courts, three picnic shelters, hiking trails.

Ristorante Renato

 422 William St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-371-8228 Ristorante Renato, located in the center of old town, is a family-owned restaurant, decorated with lace curtains, white linen tables adorned with fresh flowers, ceramic candelabra chandeliers, red carpeting and oil paintings of Italy line the walls.  They specialize in Italian cuisine, including veal and seafood dishes.  […]

W. L. Harris Park

 Located in the community of Mayfield Playground, Basketball Court and Picnic Area.  Hours:  6am – 10pm Daily.

Fredericksburg Expo Center & Conference Center

 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-548-5555 The Fredericksburg Expo Center is the home of the Shows.  From Boats to RV’s, Home & Garden, Arts & Crafts, Motorcycle, Log Cabin and Outdoor Shows, there is something for everyone.  The Expo Center is also experts in hosting meetings, trade shows, banquets, award dinners, […]

Old Mill Park

 2401 Caroline St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-373-7909 Picnic shelters, outdoor grills, and playground. Nature preserve, trails, waterfront, boating access, fishing. This park runs along side the Rappahannock River. Swimming is allowed in the Rappahannock River but it is discouraged without personal floatation devices and proper supervision.

Hard Times Café

 314 Jefferson Davis Hwy 540-899-6555 5009 Jefferson Davis Hwy 540-710-6771 Hard Times Café is well known for its world famous chili, burgers, beer and billiards.  You can get spicy chili, sweet chili, vegetarian or traditional.  The chili is just the beginning of the creations offered.  You can get chili over beans, spaghetti, Fritos, a hot […]

Snowden Ball Park

 Fall Hill Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Baseball & Softball and Open Play Area.  Hours: 6am – 10pm Daily.

Virginia Outdoor Center

 3219 Fall Hill Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-371-5085 Canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking, fly-fishing, ropes course. Instruction, rentals and guiding.


 816 Caroline St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-371-9595 Located in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg, Spirits is the perfect place to unwind after a day of shopping or after work.  Their cozy, relaxing atmosphere greets you at the door and you always see someone you know.  Specializing in all your favorite foods, it’s a great place […]

Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation Public Facilities

 Alum Spring Park Greenbrier Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-372-1086 Playground, Hiking & Jogging Trails, Picnic Areas, BBQ Grill, Restrooms and Historical Significance.  Summer Hours: April 1 – October 31. 9am – 8pm Mon. – Fri., 10am – 8pm Sat., Sun. & Holidays. Winter Hours:  10am – 5pm Daily.

Hurkamp Park

 920 Prince Edward St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Open Play Area and Historical Significance.  Hours: 5am – 11pm Daily.

Kenmore Inn

 1200 Princess Anne St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-371-7622 Built Circa 1793, the Kenmore Inn offers a handsome assortment of both cozy and luxurious accommodations.  The nine guest rooms are beautifully appointed with period antiques and offer many amenities.  Each room features a private bathrooms, flat screen TV with cable and high-speed internet.  Guests of […]

Café New Orleans & The Bourbon Room

 216 – 218 William St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-374-0404 Café New Orleans offers “Innovative American Cuisine” with a Cajun/Creole flair.  They are conveniently located on the corner of William St. and Princess Anne St.  With a menu fir for the Big Easy, the Big Apple or your hometown, Café New Orleans is sure […]