Epic Trips for Shenandoah Valley Lovers

Epic Trips for Shenandoah Valley Lovers

In 1969, the Virginia Tourism Corporation launched a marketing campaign with the slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.” That iconic phrase is still very much in use. In fact it is the longest-running tourism campaign in the USA, and imaginative “LOVEworks” signs are...
Luray Caverns Opens New Entry Way

Luray Caverns Opens New Entry Way

Is there really any way to improve upon a natural wonder that has already thrilled visitors for 140 years?  If the natural wonder is Luray Caverns, the answer is yes. On May 20th, Luray Caverns realized a decades-long goal of eliminating the remaining steps on the...
Animal Planet in the Shenandoah Valley

Animal Planet in the Shenandoah Valley

It’s one thing to take your kids to the zoo. It’s quite another to visit the Virginia Safari Park. Here in this 180-acre compound you and kids can actually mingle with more than 1,000 free-roaming llamas, bison, ostriches, giraffes, peacocks, zebras and kangaroos—just...
Say, “I Do!” to Love in the Shenandoah Valley

Say, “I Do!” to Love in the Shenandoah Valley

The iconic slogan, “Virginia is for lovers” turns 50 this year, and – especially in the Shenandoah Valley– it may be more true than ever. Couples seeking romantic getaways or a beautiful site for a wedding are choosing the Valley in ever-increasing numbers. 1n...
Disconnect in the Shenandoah Valley

Disconnect in the Shenandoah Valley

You don’t create memories looking at a screen. If you’ve grown tired of spending most of your day tethered to an electronic device, it’s time to pack up the kids and show them a world that doesn’t require clicking anything—the Shenandoah Valley. Here are eight ways to...
Harrisonburg: A Summer Preview

Harrisonburg: A Summer Preview

More exciting accolades for Harrisonburg! A survey conducted in March by Reviews.org recognized the city as one of the “Top 10 best places for millennials to move in the U.S.” Harrisonburg ranked 7th out of 325 metro areas. (Another town considered a...
Jefferson County: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

Jefferson County: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

The northern end of the Shenandoah Valley crosses into history-rich West Virginia–and destinations like Harpers Ferry, Charles Town and Shepherdstown are both celebrating the past and embracing the future. In this Jefferson County region, American history and...
Wellness on the Water

Wellness on the Water

Is there really a restorative quality to water? If there is, you will undoubtedly experience it paddling the rivers and lakes of the Shenandoah Valley. Of course the most storied river in the Valley is the Shenandoah—it has silently witnessed generations of American...
Two-Wheeled Tours of the Shenandoah Valley

Two-Wheeled Tours of the Shenandoah Valley

Cycling in the Shenandoah Valley is an ever-expanding array of choices. You can pedal a leg-searing section of Shenandoah National Park, a gentle, flat two-miler with kids on the Luray Greenway, or a gravel national forest road over any distance you can handle. City...
Dive into Fun on the Virginia Kids Trail

Dive into Fun on the Virginia Kids Trail

School will be out before you know it, so it’s time now to plan your family vacation to the Shenandoah Valley with the help of the Virginia Kids Trail. In the Valley, recreation with your kids can be as simple as a walk, a hike or a bike ride.  The Virginia State...
Traveling Green in the Shenandoah Valley

Traveling Green in the Shenandoah Valley

Most people would agree the single greatest thing about the Shenandoah Valley is its natural beauty. And keeping the Valley natural is a goal of the state’s Virginia Green program—designed to encourage green practices in the tourism industry. Virginia Green is run as...
Big Meadows Lodge Turns 80!

Big Meadows Lodge Turns 80!

Not that there is any extra incentive needed to stay overnight in Shenandoah National Park, but there is something special this year travelers ought to know: August 24, 2019 is the 80th anniversary of Big Meadows Lodge, and a full slate of special events—running all...
Meet The Valley’s Magnificent Main Street Communities

Meet The Valley’s Magnificent Main Street Communities

The Virginia Main Street Program is a preservation-based economic and community development program. Virginia has 29 historically important – and thriving – Main Street communities. Many of the most towns most celebrated for their revitalization success...
Affordable Discoveries in the Shenandoah Valley

Affordable Discoveries in the Shenandoah Valley

It’s not a stretch to say the whole Shenandoah Valley is “affordable,” at least comparatively. There are restaurants in the Valley where a good dinner for two is cheaper than a day of parking in Washington, DC. Below we list seven ideas that will guarantee you an...
“Come Home to Capon”

“Come Home to Capon”

Capon Springs and Farms, in the West Virginia region of the Shenandoah Valley, is an all-inclusive mountain resort where you can completely relax. It’s less than two hours from Washington, DC and just 20 minutes west of the I-81 corridor near Strasburg, VA. For over...
Bedford’s Many Faces

Bedford’s Many Faces

Even the quickest glance at their FB page will show you Bedford offers some of the most diverse events and attractions in the Shenandoah Valley. Postings announce musical events, new restaurants, cyclocross racing, arts and culture news, wineries and orchards and oh...
2019 Music Festival Preview

2019 Music Festival Preview

Not to argue with Julie Andrews, but it’s not just the hills that are “alive with the sound of music.” The Shenandoah Valley is, too. Whether your taste runs to classical, bluegrass, soul, jazz or enduring rock n’ roll, there is an ever-growing music festival scene in...
Top Historic Sites in the Shenandoah Valley

Top Historic Sites in the Shenandoah Valley

The visual evidence of Virginia’s history is abundant in the Shenandoah Valley—silent Civil War battlefields, crumbling stone fences, relic cabins, and small museums housing flintlock rifles and hand -made cradles. Early on, Virginia was the American frontier, and in...
Presidential Presence in the Shenandoah Valley

Presidential Presence in the Shenandoah Valley

Eight U.S. Presidents were born in Virginia – Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor and Wilson. Of those, four had significant ties to the Shenandoah Valley, and February 18th—Presidents Day— is the perfect time to take a look at presidential...
The “Dukes of Hazzard” Is Celebrating 40 Years

The “Dukes of Hazzard” Is Celebrating 40 Years

On January 26th, 1979, “The Dukes of Hazzard” premiered on CBS, and 40 years later the cast and fans of the show gathered in Nashville, TN to pay it homage. The story goes that when “Dukes” premiered, a television critic for the Los Angeles Times said, “This show...
Winchester Keeps Getting Better

Winchester Keeps Getting Better

Winchester, in the northern part of the Shenandoah Valley, is getting a lot of attention. In January, 24/7 Wall Street named Winchester the best place to retire in Virginia. Forbes named it Number 11 in the country for Best Small Places for Business and Career....
Perfect Romantic Weekend Getaways

Perfect Romantic Weekend Getaways

The perfect romantic weekend really requires just two things: the right person and the right place. While we can’t help you find the right person, the Shenandoah Valley has an abundance of right places for romance. And right now a number of enticing romance packages...
Page County will “Pay for Your Stay”

Page County will “Pay for Your Stay”

As if Luray Caverns and Shenandoah National Park weren’t enough, there is now an additional incentive to visit Page County, in the central Shenandoah Valley—free lodging. A new program called “Pay for your Stay,” launched by the Page County Economic Development and...

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