Work up an appetite for outdoor adventure and culinary delights when you visit Waynesboro, Va. Situated at the convergence of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, and Appalachian Trail, it’s the perfect spot to spend a day outside before heading into town for refreshments.
Cover photo: Take a stroll along the South River Greenway
Start in town for a hearty breakfast that will get your day going. Peruse the menu at Weasie’s Kitchen for savory omelettes, homemade biscuits, all you can eat pancakes, and more. Stop into Rockfish Gap Outfitters for all your outdoor gear needs before heading out on an adventure. Head south on the parkway to hike the challenging Humpback Rocks for 360-degree views or check out the dozens of hikes in Shenandoah National Park that vary in length, difficulty, and scenery.
Local Tip: Pack a flashlight to walk or bike through the recently-opened Blue Ridge Tunnel, stretching almost a mile long.
Head back into Waynesboro for lunch at The River Burger Bar, featuring cheese curds, fried green tomato wraps, and creative burgers. Walk off your meal with a leisurely stroll on the South River Greenway with some excellent spots for fly fishing or admire the world-class street art on the Waynesboro Street Arts Trail.
Whether you’re craving pizza, sandwiches, or other small plates, end your day with beer and food at Basic City Beer Co. Then check into one of the area’s affordable brand hotels, like Best Western PLUS or Holiday Inn Express, for a well-earned night’s rest.