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A Weekend in…Waynesboro, VA

Waynesboro, VA, is the ultimate adventure town for those in the know. Nestled among jaw-dropping natural beauty, it’s where outdoor enthusiasts, craft bev fanatics, and foodies find their nirvana with impressive hikes, culinary delights, and a buzzing craft beverage scene. Dive into history, soak in the local culture, and embrace that cool small-town vibe.

Day One:


Fuel up for your adventure filled day with breakfast at Happ Coffee Roasters, located in the Virginia Metalcrafters Marketplace. Grab an artisanal coffee and pastry in the industrial-chic vibes of the roastery. Embrace the morning zen as you tackle Humpback Rocks. This Insta-worthy hike offers killer views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley.


Photo by Norm Shafer

Blue Ridge Bucha offers a refreshing kombucha experience. Discover a range of unique flavors crafted from local ingredients. Head back to Metalcrafters Marketplace and refuel with lunch at Basic City Beer Co., along with a craft brew. Find the secret tunnel to the Foundry’s retro beercade for some friendly competition with your crew.


Keep the Metalcrafters vibe going with a visit to Common Wealth Crush for a wine tasting in their boho-deco tasting room. Sample a variety of local wines from their innovative wine co-op.

Stick around Metalcrafters for a gourmet meal at Patina, known for its creative Italian-inspired cuisine. End your evening with some live music at Waynesboro’s premier live music venue, The Foundry or return to Basic City Beer Co., where you can often catch free live music performances.

Photo by Norm Shafer

Day Two:


Begin your day with a tasty breakfast at The French Press known for its delicious paninis and lattes. Enjoy the bustling ambiance while planning your day of downtown exploration.

Embark on a captivating historic walking tour of Waynesboro. Your journey will lead you to the Waynesboro Heritage Museum, where you can take a free, self-guided tour into the city’s history and culture.


Discover the local’s favorite hangout for lunch at Delly Up and enjoy a delicious hoagie and pick an afternoon brew from the largest craft beer selection in Waynesboro.

Treat yourself to some retail therapy at Waynesboro’s many downtown boutiques. Explore unique shops, where you can find everything from high-end clothing to vintage toys and a full-service, one-stop fly shop, South River Fly Shop, voted Best of the Blue Ridge. Stop in Shenandoah Valley Art Center and check out the impressive art galleries and gift shop. 


Visit The City Foxes for delectable food featuring locally sourced ingredients and Virginia wines. The trendy ambiance and local art installations make it the perfect spot to end your stay in Waynesboro.

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