Hidden Hangouts: Woody’s Ice Cream

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Happiness in a scoop


Even though summer is almost over, there is probably never a time when anyone will say no to ice cream. With the giant workload that we have, it’s good to give yourself a treat now and then. That’s why when you want to take a break, you should head over to North Street and treat yourself to Woody’s delicious ice cream. 

Less than a ten-minute drive from the Fairfax campus, Woody’s Ice Cream is located in the heart of Fairfax City. Woody’s has established itself as one of the best and most beloved local ice cream shops in the area over the last twenty years. The store is open seven days a week from noon to 9 p.m. 

The taste of their products is matched in pleasantness by the decorations in the shop. Stepping into Woody’s feels like stepping into your childhood fantasy of what an ice cream store should be. Bright colors both inside and outside the store help set a tone that amplifies the whole experience. 

When you enter the store, you will be greeted by a large ice cream monument that helps work up your appetite. The inside of the store is filled with pictures of satisfied customers devouring their ice cream. 

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If you happen to go on a pleasant day, you can eat your ice cream sitting on the benches in the open air. Or, better yet, you can enjoy your dessert while walking around Fairfax City looking at the cities beautiful buildings. 

Unlike most ice cream shops, Woody’s does its best to make sure there is something for everyone. With more than twenty flavors, you are guaranteed to find something you will love. In addition, Woody’s offers more than the traditional cone or cup; you can choose to enjoy your ice cream in a waffle cone, a chocolate waffle cone or a sugar cone. 

And if ice cream isn’t what you’re craving, Woody’s still has you covered. You can try some of their homemade brownies, or treat yourself to a strawberry shortcake, or a s’more. I personally recommend the banana split. 

Make sure that between classes and assignments you take your friends and stop by Woody’s Ice Cream. With a great menu and affordable prices, you will find that Woody’s has something to offer everyone.