Harrisonburg, VA

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Harrisonburg featuring heritage architecture

Enjoy the serenity of the surrounding farms and parks and admire the historic buildings in this friendly and artistic town.

Harrisonburg is a fascinating town with a rich history and creative culture in its revitalized downtown district. Stop to see its many art galleries and museums and explore its Newtown zone to learn stories of the former slaves who moved here. Piece together the history of the town through its intriguing relics and structures.

Walk through the downtown area and notice various art studios and galleries that have thrived with the district’s renovation. Get a glimpse into the region’s creativity with a trip to the Virginia Quilt Museum in the 19th-century Warren-Sipe House. The museum hosts temporary exhibits about vintage and modern quilts.

Just across the street is the Explore More Discovery Museum, with a focus on the future. Bring your kids to learn about everything from science to theater from the interactive exhibits.

The region is also known for its family-fun activities. The Massanutten Water Park has an exciting indoor pool with myriad slides, streams and climbing frames. Just north of the water park are the Mountain Greens Golf Course and the Massanutten Ski Resort. Enjoy the snowy winters as you glide down the slopes. Snap photos of the snow-capped Blue Ridge Mountains.

Visit the picturesque countryside in the hot and humid summer. Try the apples and taste the cider at Showalter’s Orchard & Greenhouse. For a change of scenery, delve into the underground caves of the Grand Caverns, where you’ll find fascinating stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone.

The town was named after one of its earliest settlers, Thomas Harrison, who made his home here in the 1730s. Harrisonburg is in the Shenandoah Valley region in the northwestern part of Virginia. Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport and drive west for about 120 miles (190 kilometers) to get here in roughly 2 hours. Visit nearby landmarks, such as the Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington and Jefferson national forests.

Visit Harrisonburg for family-fun activities, hands-on museums and an artistic vibe.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Harrisonburg
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Harrisonburg
2 out of 5
85 Pleasant Valley Rd, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $74 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Harrisonburg. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"I stay not for the first time in this hotel. Very pleased when the quality corresponds to the description. Recommend for everybody."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Harrisonburg
Comfort Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
Comfort Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
2.5 out of 5
262 NEFF AVENUE, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
The price is $107 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Harrisonburg. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (380 reviews)
"Have stayed here twice, and enjoyed the stay each time"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Comfort Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
Hyatt Place Harrisonburg
Hyatt Place Harrisonburg
3 out of 5
1884 EVELYN BYRD AVE, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
The price is $114 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Harrisonburg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an indoor pool. Popular attractions Edith J. Carrier Arboretum ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (71 reviews)
"Clean rooms, efficient staff and nice rooftop bar. The location is great with many food options and a Walmart."

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Hyatt Place Harrisonburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Two bedrooms, spacious living room. & kitchenette
Two bedrooms, spacious living room. & kitchenette
Harrisonburg, VA
The price is $75 per night from May 20 to May 21
Stay at this vacation home in Harrisonburg. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard ...
Two bedrooms, spacious living room. & kitchenette
Charming Tiny House w/ yard, Close to JMU and Dwntwn Harrisonburg
Charming Tiny House w/ yard, Close to JMU and Dwntwn Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg, VA
The price is $86 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this vacation home in Harrisonburg. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a patio. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3/5 (8 reviews)
Location, Location
"Perfect location for my visit"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2022

Charming Tiny House w/ yard, Close to JMU and Dwntwn Harrisonburg
*New to Vrbo* The Flat at Fort Lynne- Charming Countryside Flat minutes from Downtown Harrisonburg
*New to Vrbo* The Flat at Fort Lynne- Charming Countryside Flat minutes from Downtown Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg, VA
Stay at this vacation home in Harrisonburg. Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Back Home on the Farm and Harrisonburg Fire Department ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Good trip
"We stayed there for a long weekend and was very impressed. Easy to get in and out of the property, and very good location outside of downtown Harrisonburg."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

*New to Vrbo* The Flat at Fort Lynne- Charming Countryside Flat minutes from Downtown Harrisonburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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