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Bright Lights, No City

June 29, 2019

Stargazing from Skyline Drive is unaffected by urban light pollution

Staunton’s Summer Spectacular

If you had to pick one destination in Virginia “not to miss,” which one would it be? The June issue of Oprah Magazine chose the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton. It’s a hard choice to argue! The Summer season at Blackfriar’s Playhouse is in full swing, and productions include: Julius Caesar, June 25 – Nov. […]

Epic Trips for Shenandoah Valley Lovers

“Virginia is for Lovers” Turns 50

Luray Caverns Opens New Entry Way

Is there really any way to improve upon a natural wonder that has already thrilled visitors for 140 years?  If the natural wonder is Luray Caverns, the answer is yes. On May 20th, Luray Caverns realized a decades-long goal of eliminating the remaining steps on the 1.25-mile tour route in the world-renowned attraction. The only […]

Animal Planet in the Shenandoah Valley

May 30, 2019

It’s one thing to take your kids to the zoo. It’s quite another to visit the Virginia Safari Park. Here in this 180-acre compound you and kids can actually mingle with more than 1,000 free-roaming llamas, bison, ostriches, giraffes, peacocks, zebras and kangaroos—just to mention a few of the resident species. Located in Natural Bridge*, […]

Say, “I Do!” to Love in the Shenandoah Valley

The iconic slogan, “Virginia is for lovers” turns 50 this year, and – especially in the Shenandoah Valley– it may be more true than ever. Couples seeking romantic getaways or a beautiful site for a wedding are choosing the Valley in ever-increasing numbers. 1n 2017, in the Washington, DC metro area, the average cost of […]

Disconnect in the Shenandoah Valley

Vacationers who unplug devices can re-connect with family.

Harrisonburg: A Summer Preview

More exciting accolades for Harrisonburg! A survey conducted in March by recognized the city as one of the “Top 10 best places for millennials to move in the U.S.” Harrisonburg ranked 7th out of 325 metro areas. (Another town considered a “gateway” to the Valley also made the list—Lynchburg.) Harrisonburg is the biggest city […]

Go with Local Libations for your Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop Wedding

May 20, 2019

Many thanks to Nancy Bauer and our friends at the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop for the following guest blog: Part of the fun of a destination wedding in the Shenandoah Valley region is offering your guests a taste of the place you chose to celebrate one of the most precious moments of your life.  […]

Jefferson County: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

April 30, 2019

The northern end of the Shenandoah Valley crosses into history-rich West Virginia–and destinations like Harpers Ferry, Charles Town and Shepherdstown are both celebrating the past and embracing the future. In this Jefferson County region, American history and outdoor recreation of many types are complemented by a growing arts scene. Tourists today, as they have for […]