Manassas Featured on Huffington Post Travel

You may have heard of the Huffington Post before, and if you haven’t, we could sum it up as a popular online news publication. In their article “Top 25 Things To Do In Northern Virginia”, our city of Manassas was featured in three items on their list! Not only can you live in a brand new apartment home at Arcadia Run in Manassas, but you can also enjoy some of the best attractions in the region nearby! Check out the features from Huffington Post below:

12. Discover how “Stonewall Jackson” got his nickname at Manassas Battlefield aka Battles of Bull Run. Two battles were fought here- both Confederate victories.

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13. Plan to spend an afternoon and night in Old Town Manassas, nary a Big Box Store or Chain Restaurant in sight. Formerly Manassas Junction, this railroad town, where two lines crossed, was strategically important during the Civil War. Dine at the fine Portuguese restaurant, Carmello’sor adorable casual-Italian restaurant Monza.


Source: Huffington Post

14. Stay at the 2-room Bennett House B&B in Old Town Manassasfive blocks downtown and within a few minutes walk from the train station (“an hour and $18 roundtrip to DC!”). Amiable couple, Jean and Curtis Harrover outline the many reasons it makes sense to stay in Manassas and take daytrips into Washington DC – no city parking woes, relative quietude, cost – and to top it off, Jean’s wonderful breakfasts are included in the room rate.”


Source: Huffington Post

Although the Huff Post hit the nail on the head, there are also some hidden gems in Manassas that we want to share with you! Below, we add some more of our top picks for things to do in Manassas:

Jiffy Lube Live

This outdoor concert venue is NoVa’s top place to go for the summer concerts you won’t forget! Another plus – it’s less than 3 miles from Arcadia Run! More info here:

Brewing Companies

Manassas is home to two different brewing companies: BadWolf Brewing Company and Heritage Brewing Co. Both of these top-rated brewing companies are great options if you’re feeling thirsty for an ice-cold brew.

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Although Jiffy Lube Live is great for a large concert venue, the Hylton Performing Arts Center is a more intimate venue for all types of live performances.

For more information on all of the great attractions in Manassas, VA, go to To keep up with everything going on at Arcadia Run, visit our Facebook page.


First Friday in Downtown Manassas

The second First Friday is coming up quickly in Manassas! This Friday, July 3rd, enjoy live music and walk through Historic Downtown Manassas. You can check out a variety of shops and eat some great food at some wonderful restaurants.




Here is a list of participating stores and restaurants:

  • ArtBeat Gallery
  • Black Swan Boutique
  • Carmello’s
  • Creative Brush Studio
  • City Square Café
  • City Tavern
  • Foster’s Grille
  • Love, Charley
  • Malones
  • Manassas Clay
  • Manassas Museum
  • Monza
  • Okra’s
  • Prospero’s Books
  • Philadelphia Tavern
  • Opera House Gourmet
  • The Social Butterfly
  • The Things I love

The Manassas Museum is holding a children’s book talk from 6pm-8pm. You can stop by and talk with Illustrator of, All Aboard for Manassas, Nancy Mitchell and author and illustrator of, A Day with Lily, Monica Bishop. You can also pre-register your children in a class filled with art and theatre play for two hours at the Candy Factory. This will give you a chance to join in on the grown-up fun!

The First Friday series started in February 2014 and has been a big hit since! While residing at Arcadia Run, you’re so close to all the fun that First Friday has to offer. Take advantage of Historic Downtown Manassas and kick off your 4th of July weekend at First Friday!


Now Open: New Amenities at Arcadia Run!

We are happy to introduce our amenities that are now open here at Arcadia Run! In order for our residents to make the most out of this great community, we built state of the art facilities to ensure a healthy and fun lifestyle!

Resort-style pool: Our swimming pool is perfect for cooling off during the summer months! Lay on a lounge chair poolside, dip your feet in, or swim some laps to create your own little getaway right in the Arcadia Run community.

Fitness center: The fitness center is a fully equipped area to get the ultimate workout! With state of the art cardio and toning equipment and a TV for entertainment, you can be sure to work up a sweat.

Ball courts: Make some new friends by holding a tournament or just shoot some hoops solo on our brand new basketball courts.

Playground: We all know by now, kids need to play! Our playground is built exclusively for Arcadia Run’s residents for a fun place to keep the kids entertained all day long.

Lounge rooms: Need somewhere to socialize outside of your apartment? Walk right on over to the clubhouse where we created some great spaces to relax and take a load off.

The new community clubhouse is a great way for residents to interact between one another and meet their neighbors. Arcadia Run is thrilled to provide an exciting new range of amenities to our wonderful community!

April Happenings in Manassas, VA

Ahh, it’s officially the spring season and we are so happy that it is! It’s finally warm enough to head outside and explore all that Manassas VA, home to Arcadia Run, has to offer.

Here’s a line up of all the fun happenings this April in Manassas!

First Friday: Founder’s Day!

This upcoming First Friday is certainly a special one – because it also coincides with Founder’s Day! Founder’s Day celebrates the Foundation of Manassas as an independent city, with participating First Friday shops and restaurants focusing on the history of our beloved Manassas. So make sure to head down to Historic Downtown from 6pm to 9pm this first Friday in April!

Browse Farmer’s Markets

The spring season also means Farmer’s Market open back up for business! In Manassas, we have several markets bringing fresh produce to shoppers weekly. Check out the markets and operating hours at the Harris Pavilion or in Lot B at Prince William and West Street.

Live Well Festival

This year on April 18th will be the 8th Annual Live Well Festival (formerly known as Spring Cleaning Day).  With a 5K Run, free health screenings at the Harris Pavilion, kid’s activities, entertainment and sidewalk sales, we think this festival is one of the best ways to kick off the spring season!

Saturday at the Park

Also on April 18th from 10am-3pm is the Saturday at the Park event at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Presented by Prince William County Public Schools and SPARK: The Education Foundation for PWCS, this is a wonderful way for you and your kids to explore the park and learn something new while you’re at it.  With different activity stations featuring everything from bird watching to water chemistry, this day is sure to be packed full of fun!

Pied Piper Theatre: Shrek the Musical

Coming to the Hylton Performing Arts Center this April is the Pied Piper Theatre with Shrek the Musical! This hysterical and adventurous musical is great for the whole family and will certainly be a wonderful weekend activity.  For ticket information and upcoming showtimes, visit the Hylton Performing Arts Center website.

February Happenings in Manassas

February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there’s less to do!  If you live in Arcadia Run, you know the Manassas area always has something fun going on.  Here’s what residents can look forward to this month:

2/8/14 – Reflections Exhibit & Reception, 6:00 pm

Celebrate internationally recognized African-American artists from the University of Maryland David C. Driskell Arts Center at the Reflections exhibit hosted in the Center for the Arts.  This remarkable event is free and open to the public.  During this showing, there will be a wine and cheese reception for guests.  For more information, visit

2/8/14 – Imago Theatre – FROGZ, 2:00 pm

Performing at the Hylton Center, this popular dance troupe brings a truly unique performance to the area.  With circus inspired acts and a theatrical flair, this is a show the whole family can enjoy.  This troupe has even had two stints on Broadway – a must see if you live in Manassas! To buy tickets, visit the Hylton Center website.

2/18/14 – Matinee Idylls: Marcolivia, 12:30 pm

Head over to the Gregory Family Theater to catch a performance by the award-winning violin duo Marcolivia. Marcolivia brings a diverse set list of Baroque folk-dance tunes that inspire and entertain.  Attendees have the option of a buffet lunch catered by a local Manassas restaurant before the show, and afterwards, guests can enjoy a coffee and dessert reception with the artists.  This is a wonderful daytime outing!  More information about this event can be found on the Hylton Center event calendar.

2/22/14 – Silver Sparkles Family Fun Event, 2:00 pm

The Silver Sparkles event will be held at the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center and includes a day packed full of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. With balloon art, magic demonstrations, face painting and more, this event is the perfect weekend activity.  Best of all, proceeds benefit brain tumor research.  For ticket information and a list of participating businesses, visit their Eventbrite page.

2/26/14 – The Peking Acrobats, 7:30 pm

If you want to be shocked and awed, check out The Peking Acrobats show at Merchant Hall in late February.  Audiences will be “left speechless” after watching this extraordinary acrobatic performance.  This is bound to be a show you won’t forget!  Buy your tickets here!