We hear this comment all the time from our guests – “We had no idea there is so much to see and do… can’t wait to come back!” Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast wanting to take a Virginia mountain vacation or looking to challenge yourself with Adventure Travel… or if you’re a history buff, love antiquing, sampling wines and brews, or just want to have some fun, we’ll help you find the perfect activities and attractions to suit!

Shenandoah Valley Things to Do

There are so many things to see and do here, and we are happy to provide maps, itineraries and tell you about what we like to do in the area, here’s a selection of our favorites:

  • Explore the Blue Ridge Mountains and National Forest by foot, horseback, bicycle, canoe, kayak, motorcycle or car — we’ll tell you how to find our favorite hikes, rides, scenic views, rivers and waterfalls
  • Discover the unique shops and wonderful restaurants in downtown Lexington and Staunton
  • Sample local wines and hand-crafted beers
  • Follow the footsteps of two Civil War heroes: Visit the Robert E. Lee Chapel and Museum and tour Stonewall Jackson’s home.
  • Uncover the secrets of Historic Lexington and Staunton: take a horse-drawn carriage ride or ghost tour
  • Go underground and tour a cave, or take flight and go soaring
  • Get up close and personal with the critters at the Virginia Safari Park
  • Be awestruck at Natural Bridge, best described as one of the “seven wonders of the natural world”
  • Uncover the perfect treasure along the Route 11’s “Antique Alley“
  • Stroll the campuses of Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute