Tag Archives: Shenandoah

Winchester Virginia getaway

15 Fun Things to Do on a Winchester Virginia Getaway or Day Trip

A Winchester Virginia getaway or day trip offers tasty dining and craft beer, beautiful scenery, interesting history, and unique fun for every age group. The walkable downtown features a pedestrian mall lined with restaurants, shops, historic architecture, museums, and even a brewery or two. Within a few blocks are more fun and funky places to […]

Lake Thoreau

Northern Virginia Fall Foliage: Best Places to See Fall Colors In the Region

Find the best places to see Northern Virginia fall foliage, for locals and visitors seeking beautiful autumn colors and fun outings near Washington DC. The fall foliage season in the Northern Virginia area usually peaks in mid October, but timing varies depending on weather. Fortunately, Northern Virginia has a range of elevations, extending the foliage season. […]

View from Marys Rock north Shenandoah NP

Shenandoah National Park Day Trip Planner: Things to Do in the Central District

A Shenandoah National Park day trip makes a beautiful outing from Northern Virginia and Washington DC, whether you crave a leisurely scenic drive or an active hiking expedition. We’ve rounded up tips on what to do both in the park’s Central District and along the trip, perfect for an outing to Virginia’s dramatic Blue Ridge Mountains.   […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia

Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia Road Trip: Staunton to Lexington

Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia is perfect for a leisurely road trip on country roads that offer beautiful scenery and unique town and country finds. Experience small town charm, tasty food and drink, impressive nature, and relaxing places to stay.   Just a few hours from Washington DC, but a world away when you leave the highway and explore roads less traveled, we […]

Scenic road Shenandoah Valley north

Northern Shenandoah Valley Road Trip: Winchester to Harrisonburg Virginia

A Northern Shenandoah Valley road trip offers incredible scenery, delicious local food and drink, rich history, unique places to stay, and a chance to unwind, not far from Washington DC. Allow three to five days to explore the scenic area from Winchester to Harrisonburg, Virginia, avoiding the busy highway and enjoying beautiful country roads.   Explore and Escape […]

Crabtree Falls cascade, fall hikes in Virginia

8 More Great Fall Hikes in Virginia

We’ve rounded up 8 more great fall hikes in Virginia that deliver beautiful foliage, stream-side paths, and awesome views. Our hikes range from a Nature Preserve just outside Washington DC, to the longest vertical cascade waterfall in the East, a scenic 200 mile drive away from the capital. These fall hikes in Virginia are fun all year long, but cool temperatures and […]

National Park Service birthday sign

Celebrate the National Park Service Birthday Weekend 2016

Celebrate the National Park Service birthday weekend from August 25 to 28, 2016, with fee-free park entry and special events in the DC and Northern Virginia region. Visitors are invited to #FindYourPark and celebrate 100 years of stewardship throughout the centennial weekend at parks across the county.   Here is a sampling of National Park Service birthday weekend events in […]