Just a stone’s throw from our Nation’s capital but worlds away from the hustle and bustle, Front Royal is the ideal destination for seekers of rural tranquility, outdoor adventure, and a down-to-earth, small-town atmosphere.
Front Royal’s star attraction is Shenandoah National Park. Its northern entrance, located right in town, is the gateway to endless outdoor adventure. But the adventure doesn’t stop there! With the Shenandoah River flowing right through town, Front Royal is the Canoe Capital of Virginia, and a great place to plan a river trip. Shenandoah River State Park and the George Washington National Forest are other great local options for outdoors enthusiasts.
And it’s not all about the great outdoors. Front Royal is the perfect place to explore Virginia wineries, relax at a gourmet restaurant or cafe, shop, stargaze, or simply explore all the charm this historic small town has to offer. Don’t forget to stop at The Apple House on your way home, and pick up an order of their famous Apple Butter Cinnamon Donuts, or another delicious local treat!
With stunning countryside, quaint shops and restaurants, and plenty to do indoors and out, Front Royal is truly a town for all seasons. Plan to stay the night so you can enjoy outstanding rustic or mainstream accommodations and gaze upwards at the most stars you’ve ever seen. Come for the adventure, stay for the stars, and enjoy all that’s in store when you Discover Front Royal!