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Best things to do in Lorton

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

French Restaurant
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“This restaurant is my daughter’s favorite. It has been ranked as the best 10 French restaurant for years. It was also nominated as the best 10 restaurant in DC area.”
11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The food is always yummy! Great sandwiches and salads. Generous portions and great service.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Right on the Occoquan river with boating, fishing and crabbing and really a nice place just to sit and see all the boats go by. Old Town Occoquan is nearby with shopping and a very neat small town! ”
9 locals recommend
Bar
“If the weather is nice and you can find a seat outside on the balcony, the view is hard to beat. They have great food but the draw is sitting outside on the patio and enjoying a view of the river.”
6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Events, artist studios and galleries (from glassblowing and textiles to painting and pottery), much of it available to purchase. Also a suffragist museum. Oh--and all of this started as a prison!”
3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Gunston Hall Plantation was the home of George Mason, a senior statesman and author of Virginia's Declaration of Rights. I toured Gunston Hall on a beautiful fall day and had a wonderful time. I was the only person there for an afternoon tour, so I got a private tour. The guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions. In addition to the main house (much of which was original), there were many outbuildings on the grounds which were fun to explore.”
3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Historic Home and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture on the same property. Two tours in one. Love it!”
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“It has a huge variety of healthy and hard to find items. Plus, great dining options.”
2 locals recommend
Gym
“ A trampoline park but with foam pits, basketball hoop and dodgeball! How fun does that sound? From toddlers to adults - anyone can come and jump around and do backflips into the foam pit.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“A Great place to boat, camp, wild slides and wave pools or just walk your dog along the Potomac river and its beautiful views.”
5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Occoquan store has fresh pies and amazing baked goods. Using locally grown fruit people travel from near and far to have a taste! They also have a great selection of wines and beer. Wine, beer, groceries, coffees, candies, fishing bait. Mom's Apple Pie Company was featured in Southern Living's The South's Best Pies, as well as in Country Living Magazine. Milk and groceries if your in a bind.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Riverfront home to nesting bald eagles, osprey & herons, with woodland & marsh boardwalk trails.”
2 locals recommend
History Museum
“It is small but packed with information. Displayed everyday items from the area and era. Docent was welcoming and helpful. Quite a collection of stuff about the town of Occoquan, and some real oddities. Take you about 5 - 15 minutes, so you can combine this visit with the newly opened park next door or with some shopping.”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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2 locals recommend