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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Williams

It's a Date!

Is there anything more romantic than a summer evening spent in a picturesque small town, walking hand-in-hand with the one you love (or the one you’re just seeing where it goes with - we’re not here to put labels on this…) Here are a few ways to give you a morning, afternoon, or night to remember!

1. Get Creative

Whether you want to make it or just enjoy it, Occoquan is perfect for the creative-at-heart. Paint your own pottery at Paint Your Heart Out (125 Mill St #7) before heading down to The Loft Gallery of Occoquan (318 Mill St) and enjoying the works of local artists.

2. Dive In

For the more adventurous, reserve a spot at Patriot Diving (305 Mill St B1) for personal lessons in snorkeling and scuba diving. Looking for a self-guided water experience? You can always cool down in the Occoquan River by bringing your own paddle board, canoe, or kayak—or renting one at Penguin Paddling (201 Mill St)!

3. Let's Eat

Occoquan is full of highly-rated restaurants with cuisine for all palettes. Enjoy a glass of wine at Bottle Stop Wine Bar (311 Mill St) before sliding into Third Base - Pizza, that is (202 Commerce St) For those enjoying an earlier date, there’s no going wrong with a brunch spent at The Secret Garden (404 Mill St). No matter the time, be sure to grab something sweet at one (or both) of our handcrafted chocolatiers, Nazbros Chocolates (309 Mill St) and Potomac Chocolate (304 Mill St).

4. Get Out

Outside is where the fun is this summer! Join us for our outdoor concert series, Music on Mill, hosted various Saturday's at River Mill Park (458 Mill St). Is impressing your date with fun-facts more your style? Then you won’t want to miss Trivia Night, happening each Friday a month in the park.

5. Rest Up

It’s hard enough to summarize the perfect Occoquan date in five short blurbs, so there’s no way you can enjoy all that our town has to offer in one short date. Make a weekend of your time by reserving a room in the various lodging options around town. Check out and for your perfect night’s rest.

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