A Historic Hideaway

Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains on the east and the Allegheny mountains on the west, Shenandoah Valley is a premier destination for outdoor adventures and rich natural history. Shenandoah Valley offers breathtaking natural beauty along with an array of landmarks, museums, buildings and battle fields which are integral components of our nation’s history. Head to Shenandoah National Park and go for a hike along the 500 miles of trails, or roast marshmallows around a cozy fire while camping at one of the park’s historic lodges. Visit the log cabin that George Washington frequently used as his office, or tour the site of The Battle of Cedar Creek where reenactments are staged annually.

If you’re a golf fanatic, Shenandoah Valley features challenging courses that infuse breathtaking views. Play a round at Shenandoah Crossing™ or head to the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, a 27-hole championship course. Beautiful lakes can be found along Shenandoah Valley as well. To be truly amazed, go see the Luray Caverns known as the “Lake of Dreams” which create a visually magical impact. Shenandoah Valley offers amazing scenery, adventurous activities and lifelong memories – this vacation destination should not be missed!

An Assortment of Activities to Enjoy

  • Take a day trip to Middletown and explore the sites of numerous military operations including the famous Battle of Cedar Creek. Or head to Old Town Alexandria, a charming historic town which dates back to 1749 and was a vital colonial port during the colonial, revolutionary and Civil War time periods.
  • For a great way to wind down after a day of sightseeing, visit one of Shenandoah Valley’s vineyards. The valley provides fertile ground for wine production which has spurred the increase in fantastic vineyards.
  • Round up the family and visit Dinosaur Land to view over 50 colossal exhibits on display. Or head to the Luray Zoo and see exotic cats, mammals and reptiles which have been rescued from all over the world.
  • Shop the day away. Stumble upon a valuable antique, pick out fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market, or find a collectible at the Shenandoah Valley Flea Market.

    Outdoor Traveler Vacation in Shenandoah Valley

    Offering rich history, amazing scenery, outdoor activities and family fun, Shenandoah Valley is a remarkable vacation destination that is sure to create lifelong memories.

    Here are some places to go, attractions to see, and things to do:

    • Explore the major battlefields of New Market, Cedar Creek, Fisher’s Hill & Tom’s Brook, and Winchester to see where history was made.
    • Hike the Appalachian Trail or saddle up and ride horseback through some of America’s best riding trails in Shenandoah National Park.
    • Observe spectacular vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you wind along the 105 mile long Skyline Drive.
    • Take in a Broadway show at Roanoke Civic Center or stop at the BB&T Center for the Performing Arts in Luray for a concert or comedy show.
    • Appreciate nature and beauty at the State Arboretum of Virginia where you can find 170 acres of native trees, walking trails, a bridle trail, workshops, and more.
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