- The list below includes 67 free or cheap things to do in or near Stafford, Virginia, including 90 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Walking Trails, Movie Theaters and Art Gallery.
- From Government Island to Government Island County Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Stafford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, Lorton and Manassas.
Accessible only by boat, Government Island is a popular spot for outdoor time. Fishing is an enjoyed activity along the 15 miles of available shoreline. Hiking, swimming, picnicking and birdwatching are also top pastimes. Pets are allowed (leashes required).
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191 Coal Landing Road, Stafford, VA 22555 MoreLess Info
Government Island County Park, originally a site for the quarrying of sandstone used to build the U.S. Capitol and White House, is now a public park. Visitors can walk on the trails running alongside the Potomac River.
Aquia Landing is nearly a quarter-mile of recreational beach that is open year round. They offer a natural setting surrounded by wooded and marshy areas and provide recreational amenities including pavilions with picnic tables and sand volleyball courts.
Situated on 17 acres, Smith Lake Park sits on the edge of Smith Lake facing the Aquia Creek Dam. The park provides a walking trail, horseshoe pits, picnic areas, a playground and facilities for baseball, football and soccer.
Comprised of 41 acres, the Stafford Civil War Park in Stafford, Virginia displays hut sites and artillery fortifications that were part of the biggest Union encampment during the Civil War. Interpretive maps and signs give meaning to the landscape.
Owned and operated by local artist Gary Duquette, Duquette's Art & Frame Studio showcases the owner's work, which is primarily watercolors and shadowboxes, and offers framing services for prints and photographs.
A cinema multiplex with ten auditoriums, the Stafford Regal Cinemas 10 screens primarily first-run, new release Hollywood films. The theater offers a variety of combo packages and discounts, and serves an array of refreshments.
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224 Washington St, Fredericksburg, VA 22405 MoreLess Info
Guests to the Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont are able to view both a historic site and art exhibits. The general tour is included with admission and begins with a short film that leads into a guided tour of the museum before transitioning into the galleries.