Exploring the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop

Exploring the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop

More than 30 destinations comprise the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Looping around the perimeter of Shenandoah National Park, the self-guided trek highlights excellent beer, wine, dining, and places to stay. Driving the Loop...
Six Places to Honor Veterans in the Shenandoah Valley

Six Places to Honor Veterans in the Shenandoah Valley

Armistice Day marks the armistice signed between World War I Allies and Germany on November 11, 1919, and predates Veterans Day, which we now recognize on November 11. Wouldn’t you know it? We have just the place to learn more about Armistice Day in the Shenandoah...
11 Places to Stay When You Want to Get Away From It All

11 Places to Stay When You Want to Get Away From It All

According to October reporting from the U.S. Travel Association, “32% of American travelers indicate leisure travel will be a high budget priority in the next three months.” Is that you? It’s definitely us! As we head into the holiday season consider adding a weekend...
The Great Valley Road

The Great Valley Road

The two- to four-lane Route 11 highway has been a well traversed north-south thoroughfare since, well, we don’t know. Its use predates settlement in America. It was an ancient Indian trail Europeans found to be usable for wilderness migration, but it wasn’t until the...
A Fall Weekend in Downtown Staunton

A Fall Weekend in Downtown Staunton

Whether you’re coming into Staunton by way of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Interstate 81 or 64, or even the bucolic backroads from the west, downtown Staunton is a small town offering big cultural experiences. From the arts and food to the history and...
Live at The Wayne! Performances and Art for All Ages

Live at The Wayne! Performances and Art for All Ages

Attending a performance at a small town theater is akin to witnessing a miracle. See for yourself the twinkle of dreams coming true when you witness the passionate performances of children and adults alike. You can almost feel the fire of ambition as the spotlight...
Raise a Glass to Virginia Wine Month

Raise a Glass to Virginia Wine Month

October is Virginia Wine Month and the wineries of the Shenandoah Valley are glorious destinations for award-winning flavors and breathtaking scenery. Raise a glass and travel well this fall. CrossKeys Vineyard | Mt. Crawford Bringing a bit of Tuscany to the...
Good Fall Family Fun: Apples, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Patches

Good Fall Family Fun: Apples, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Patches

Straw bales, flannel, apple cider, and giggles make up the perfect Saturday in the Shenandoah Valley each fall. Families flock to farms hosting pick-your-own harvests, hayrides, livestock petting areas, and seasonal flavors. Others often take the short cut of shopping...
Art, Flavors, and Foliage in Lexington, VA

Art, Flavors, and Foliage in Lexington, VA

The historic brick sidewalks and preserved architecture of downtown Lexington, Virginia are eye candy for anyone looking for a cool fall Main Street stroll, but it’s the charm of the locally owned shops, the big city flavors, the booming art scene, and the stunning...
Grand Experiences at Grand Caverns

Grand Experiences at Grand Caverns

America’s oldest continually operated show cave is Grand Caverns in Grottoes, Virginia. Discovered in 1804 and opened for tours in 1806, it’s a grand experience of historic proportions. However, the attraction goes beyond the obvious. Quick-Hit History Grand Caverns...
Unexpected Fun in Shenandoah County, VA

Unexpected Fun in Shenandoah County, VA

Inhale the last of summer with a fun weekend in Shenandoah County, Virginia. The activities that await are sure to surprise you and will certainly coax a giggle out of your kiddos (and maybe you, too!). Ready for the best pomp Shenandoah County has to offer? We are...
Where to Find a Bit of Europe in Virginia

Where to Find a Bit of Europe in Virginia

The Shenandoah Valley is one of the first true melting pots of America. It’s a place many Europeans settled in the 1700s, and those cultural and architectural influences are evident daily for those with a keen eye and desire for discovery. Allow us to show you where...
Drink in the Shenandoah Valley

Drink in the Shenandoah Valley

Craft beer is flowing steady and sure in the Shenandoah Valley, making it a great time to drink in all the excellent flavors. Plus, August is Virginia Craft Beer Month! Bring your designated driver and sample beers bursting with local flavor. Not only is the...
Summer Fun in the Northern Shenandoah Valley

Summer Fun in the Northern Shenandoah Valley

It may come as a surprise to some, but a portion of the West Virginia panhandle is considered the northern Shenandoah Valley, and it’s always worth your time to explore the cute towns that await. Shepherdstown, WV If you’ve never visited Shepherdstown, you’re missing...
Penguins and Cheetahs in the Shenandoah Valley? Oh Yes!

Penguins and Cheetahs in the Shenandoah Valley? Oh Yes!

One of the most exciting family attractions in the Shenandoah Valley is the Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, home to so many unexpected residents, including penguins and cheetahs. At 180 acres, the Virginia Safari Park is a drive-thru adventure and a village...
Shenandoah Valley Family Travel: The Learning is Built In

Shenandoah Valley Family Travel: The Learning is Built In

Make your weekend getaways or family vacations a field trip. No pencils will be required, nor tests (we hope!); just a bit of knowledge delivered in fun, interactive ways. Family travel in the Shenandoah Valley means learning a new outdoor skill, growing an...
Stargazing in the Shenandoah Valley

Stargazing in the Shenandoah Valley

Stars are a wonder, so dreamy and unknowable, mesmerizing and magical. Except they’re not, of course. We know that stars are not star-shaped lights in the sky, but raging balls of gas of various temperatures. The bluer the star, the hotter it burns. Yet, there is...
Splish-Splash the Wild Waters of the Shenandoah Valley

Splish-Splash the Wild Waters of the Shenandoah Valley

The refreshing, wild waters of the Shenandoah Valley are ideal for cooling off this summer. Swimming, paddling, floating … let us guide you to a livery or a put-in point to get your heat-busting adventure started. Shenandoah River This river flows south to north and...
Taste Your Way through the Shenandoah Valley AVA

Taste Your Way through the Shenandoah Valley AVA

The term “flavors of the Valley” often refers to the fantastic farm-to-table movement where local farmers partner with area restaurants to reach a common goal: feed people. However, “flavors of the Valley” also refers to the Shenandoah Valley American Viticultural...
See It Now: Larger-Than-Life Origami in Winchester

See It Now: Larger-Than-Life Origami in Winchester

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is a diverse destination, and its latest cause for exploration is Origami in the Garden, an incredible art installation featuring larger-than-life origami sculptures.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by...
Visit Bedford, a Scenic Mountain Destination

Visit Bedford, a Scenic Mountain Destination

One of the most scenic mountain destinations in Virginia is Bedford, Virginia. There you can climb to what once was believed to be the highest peak in Virginia, gaze upon said peak (and its sisters), honor the sacrifice of thousands of soldiers, splash around in...

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