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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
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“Well-done museum. US history told through the perspective of Marines. You can even be assigned the story of a real soldier, and "walk in their shoes" through the exhibits. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Pyrite Mine Trail Loop (PMTL) is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked cluster of trails that together make up the "loop". There are other trails that shoot off of the loop for challenges and distance challenges. It features historical placards, waterfall, shade and is good for all skill levels, even if you are restarting after an injury. Definitely stop at the Visitor Center which is 1/4 mile from entrance, for detailed trail map. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year round. You can bring an inner tube and float away on the river (nice and slow). National Park opens at 9A with a cost of $10/car or $7 bike or walking into park.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nature
“Prominent location with Civil War history and beautiful views of downtown Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock River.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hidden nearby gem - get to see wetlands, a nice 1 mile hike and an old quarry overseen by George Washington. Bird life you can see here is incredible. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The brewery is inspired by the owners’ ancestral roots in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Crossroads of the Marine Corps. Since 1917, Quantico has initiated Marine Corps concepts, doctrine, training, and equipment for our Corps. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Winery
“Right around the corner, less than 10 minutes, great food, great wine and one of the most beautiful wineries in Virginia, a top 5 great places for a wedding! STUNNING!”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford region is filled with Civil War history. Along many of the roads are plaques that highlight events that happened in those spots during the war. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Hip downtown beer bar and restaurant with really great all-rounder menu and $3 burgers on Mondays!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional steakhouse and a favorite among locals for more than 30 years. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If you want the nightlife scene, our most popular and reputable location is Brocks which is Riverfront. Get there around 9pm to check out our nightlife scene, also walking downtown is pretty nice after hours. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Award winning chef has her own take on favorites. You gotta try the Fredericksburger! The Curry Chicken salad is not what you might think, but OH SO delicious. Nice bar with crafted drink specials!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Route
“Lots of shops and along this road, Target, Michael's WalMart, One Life Fitness, chain restaurants. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“wonderful, locally sourced, French food. They normally have a Prix Fixe selection available in the early evening; call to find out more. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great pizza/italian on William St downtown. They cook both standard and Neapolitan style pizzas. Outdoor seating, and has a rooftop bar as well.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Finer dining Italian with indoor/outdoor seating. Good wine list. Located downtown on the main drag”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Hip downtown beer bar and restaurant with really great all-rounder menu and $3 burgers on Mondays!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional steakhouse and a favorite among locals for more than 30 years. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If you want the nightlife scene, our most popular and reputable location is Brocks which is Riverfront. Get there around 9pm to check out our nightlife scene, also walking downtown is pretty nice after hours. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Award winning chef has her own take on favorites. You gotta try the Fredericksburger! The Curry Chicken salad is not what you might think, but OH SO delicious. Nice bar with crafted drink specials!”
  • 15 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“wonderful, locally sourced, French food. They normally have a Prix Fixe selection available in the early evening; call to find out more. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great pizza/italian on William St downtown. They cook both standard and Neapolitan style pizzas. Outdoor seating, and has a rooftop bar as well.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Finer dining Italian with indoor/outdoor seating. Good wine list. Located downtown on the main drag”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food! They don’t take reservations but you can get on their waitlist through Yelp.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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