Socially Distanced Fun: Things You Can Do During a Pandemic


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With coronavirus cases on the rise again, going to the mall or a restaurant may become even less advisable than it was before. However, that doesn’t mean we all have to stay inside and go stir crazy. There are still places where we can go out and have fun – socially distanced of course.

Here are some of the best places in Northern Virginia to have a socially-distanced good time:

  • The Neabsco Creek Boardwalk
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The Neabsco Creek Boardwalk is a 3/4 mile boardwalk located at 15125 Blackburn Road Woodbridge, VA 22191 that guides you through the wetlands of the Neabsco Creek. While visiting, you’ll see native birds, fish, dragonflies, and plants! If you get tired of walking, there is a rest area with benches that will allow you to cool down before heading back home. The boardwalk is not only great for a socially distanced long walk and nature seeing, but it also has great spots to take Instagram-worthy pictures in.

  • Burnside Farms
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Burnside Farms is a farm located both at 11008 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville, VA that is full of full fall activities! At the Nokesville location, they are hosting a Fall Fun Farm, which includes a 6-acre corn maze, pumpkins for picking, and a Fall market. When night falls, they have a spooky night corn maze for those thirteen and older. Ticket prices, as well as dates and times for the events, vary. More information can be found on their website.

  • Occoquan Regional Park
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Although the town of Occoquan is a fun place to shop and eat, Occoquan Regional Park, located at 9751 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079, is even better! With its scenic hiking trails and water view, it has something for everyone. For sports lovers, there is a batting cage and lots of wide-open space to play around. For those interested in a socially distanced weekend on the water, kayak and paddleboard rentals are offered for those sixteen and older. More information about rental prices/dates and the park itself can be found on its website.

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
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Love history? Then you’ll love Manassas National Battlefield Park, located at 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20109. The park is the site of the First and Second Battles of Manassas, both of which you will be able to learn about in the park’s fields, Henry Hill Visitor Center, and museum exhibits. To plan your visit to the park, visit their website

While these are all great places to visit, they just scratch the surface of socially-distanced fun that Northern Virginia has to offer. Don’t be afraid to explore and do some research of your own, but be sure you keep your mask on and keep 6ft away from others while you do!