So much to LOVE in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. If you have been searching for friendly people, a cool small town, local food ethos and one of the best hubs for outdoor recreation, look no further than Harrisonburg, VA for your next vacation.
Harrisonburg is the perfect base camp to enjoy unparalleled beauty, wide open spaces, cool clear streams, and pristine wilderness. Stay with us and explore the surrounding natural beauty of Virginia’s mountain landscapes. Nearby are the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, the mighty Shenandoah River, pristine farmland, and exceptional views which offer plenty of opportunities to hike, bike, rock climb, trail ride, and fly fish with or without a guide.
Harrisonburg and the surrounding Rockingham County boast multi-use paths and trails, popular cycling events, as well as outfitters and guides. Harrisonburg is a recognized Bronze Level IMBA Ride Center™ and League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community. The area offers trails featuring varying difficulties of stacked loop trails for novice and expert cyclists. The nearby Massanutten Mountain offers a dedicated mountain bike terrain area with challenging winding single tracks, high-speed free-ride slopes, grueling climbs and epic descents as well as the lift-served bike park.
A place of exquisite local cuisine and hand-crafted beer, perfect for unwinding after a day on the trail, historic downtown Harrisonburg is home to Virginia’s First Culinary District—a 10-block foodie fantasy. A culinary scene founded on farm-to-table fare that isn’t shy about creating tantalizing, international flavors, Harrisonburg’s restaurants reflect the diverse community where over 50 languages are spoken. Interested in preparing your own food, the local farmers market, a producers-only market, started in 1979, offers top-quality, locally grown produce and a warm community vibe every Saturday year-round.
If you’re keen to taste your way through the hops of Harrisonburg, grab a pint or two at one of five local breweries; Brothers Craft Brewing, Friendly Fermenter, Pale Fire Brewing Company, Restless Moons Brewing Company and Three Notch’d Valley Collab House. Our craft brewers put their heart and soul into their blends that rival traditional, mass-marketed beer any day. For the hard cider lovers, Harrisonburg is now home to Sage Bird Ciderworks.
About a two-hour drive from Richmond and Washington, D.C., Harrisonburg offers over 20 lodging options from brand hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts to Airbnb properties. If you are looking for a secluded vacation rental, comfortable convenient lodging, a location for a special event or exceptional service the area will meet your needs.
Whether you decide to explore our 40-block downtown district on foot, by bike or by car, you won’t want to miss the beautiful architecture or one-of-a-kind museums. Settled in the early 1700’s, the area reflects centuries of change and a maker culture still evident in local art galleries and street murals. Harrisonburg’s charming downtown gives you that sought-after small-town vibe with all the modern amenities, international cuisine, indoor and patio dining options and an array of locally owned shops. But don’t take our word for it. Experience it yourself. Visit Harrisonburg, Virginia.