When preparing for Black Friday shopping, transit and parking can be huge sources of stress, as you fight against the clock to get from your house to the mall in a reasonable amount of time. Fortunately, Patch is here to help.
On Black Friday, most roads will be busier than usual, but if you check the Patch commuting tab, you can stay up to date on which roads are the most clogged, and choose an alternate route to the mall parking lot.
The parking lot at Potomac Mills Mall is large, but on busy shopping days like Black Friday, shoppers' vehicles will probably spill over into neighboring parking lots. Arrive early and take advantage of the valet parking just outside of the mall entrance near the newly opened Cheesecake Factory.
If you don't want to deal with the snarled mess that is the mall parking lot on Black Friday, consider taking a Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) bus.