The legendary Shenandoah Valley lies between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east, the Allegheny Mountains to the west, the Potomac River to the north, and the Roanoke Valley to the south.
It encompasses vibrant small cities, rural hamlets, mountains, rivers, national forests and state parks as well as the national park.
From rugged outdoor adventures to historically rich sites, unique festivals and a vibrant downtown culture, Martinsburg-Berkeley County will make your getaway an unforgettable experience.
If you love vibrant small towns and rural scenic beauty, visit Winchester-Frederick County in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley! Feel the heartbeat of this thriving community in Old Town Winchester, where you can stroll a two-block pedestrian mall bursting with unique shops and outdoor cafes.
There’s only one Shenandoah County in the Shenandoah Valley and we invite you to visit us as your next vacation destination. From quaint shops, farm to table restaurants, museums, local wine & beer, outdoor adventure and extensive history, Shenandoah County has something to offer everyone.
Front Royal is the northern gateway to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This is the place to enjoy the charm of historic downtown and local events. With access to hiking, canoeing and more, Front Royal is the crown jewel of outdoor recreation and the Canoe Capital of Virginia. This is a great starting point to ride the waters of the Shenandoah River.
Have you heard of Luray Caverns, the largest and most visited caverns on the East coast? After your visit to the Caverns, don’t miss the other exciting options in this small town. Sample fare from a downtown eatery, play golf surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, kayak or canoe on the Shenandoah River, and check out the art center. Luray is located minutes from the Thornton Gap entrance station at Rt. 211 to Shenandoah National Park.
Harrisonburg offers visitors heart-pumping outdoor recreation, trendy, locally owned restaurants, museums and art galleries. Strolling downtown, visitors pass the Virginia Quilt Museum and numerous shops featuring local products, and unique dining. The local farmers markets offer local foods and wares. The Swift Run Gap Entrance Station from Rt. 33 is the gateway to the adventure on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.
Staunton is a preservation success story with a national reputation. Downtown’s Red Brick District buzzes with arts and culture offerings. Call ahead for tickets to the renowned American Shakespeare Center. If history is your passion, there are historic sites and museums. If you want to indulge in fresh, local goodness, stop by the twice-weekly downtown farmers market. A bevy of coffee shops, restaurants, and art galleries rounds out the scene. Come for the culture. Stay for the local vibe.
From one end of Rockbridge County to the other, you’ll find a landscape that stirs the mind, spirit, and intellect. The area is known for its history, charm, and scenic beauty.
Experience award-winning wines along the Bedford Wine Trail, pay homage to the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy at the National D-Day Memorial, and walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson at Poplar Forest.