Shenandoah Valley, VA

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Shenandoah National Park featuring forests, mountains and a sunset

Vacation in a valley of great beauty where there are mountains, national parks, wineries, old towns and year-round outdoor adventures.

Visit Shenandoah Valley to find historic towns, wineries, and cultural and outdoor attractions amid awesome landscapes. Explore underground grottoes, go hiking and rock climbing and learn about the area's pioneer past.

Get a feel for the valley's natural beauty by hitting the open road on one of the scenic drives, such as the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Wilderness Road follows routes taken by pioneer families migrating west in the 18th century. On the way, stop at historic towns to discover more about this part of American history. Visit the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton or delve into all things military at the Virginia Military Institute and the George C. Marshall Museum in Lexington.

Take advantage of the wild scenery for year-round outdoor pursuits. Go horseback riding along trails that pass through the Shenandoah National Forest and hike forests and wilderness areas such as Shenandoah River State Park.

Try kayaking and rafting on the Shenandoah River and enjoy rock climbing and rappelling at Seneca Rocks. For skiing, snowboarding and other winter adventures plan a stay at Bryce Resort.

Discover natural wonders beneath your feet in the valley's caves and caverns. Venture underground for the grottoes of Grand Caverns, explore the cathedral-sized rooms of Luray Caverns beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains and study anthodite crystal formations, underground streams and a 37-foot (11-meter) waterfall at Skyline Caverns.

During your Shenandoah tour sample the produce from local wineries, craft breweries and cideries. These include Devils Backbone Brewing Company and Star in the Valley located high up on the foothills of Little North Mountain.

If there are children in your party, visit attractions aimed squarely at them. See giant dinosaur models at Dinosaur Land, get close to free-roaming animals at Virginia Safari Park and spend a day at Massanutten Waterpark, an indoor and outdoor waterpark.

Travel to the picturesque Shenandoah Valley by road, rail or air. Nearby airports include Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, respectively 18 miles (29 kilometers) and 118 miles (189 kilometers) away.

Where to stay in Shenandoah Valley

Days Inn by Wyndham Roanoke Near I-81
Days Inn by Wyndham Roanoke Near I-81
2 out of 5
8118 Plantation Road, Roanoke, VA, 24019
The price is $80 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Roanoke. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.8/5 Good! (939 reviews)
"I liked how affordable it was"

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Roanoke Near I-81
Comfort Inn Roanoke Civic Center
Comfort Inn Roanoke Civic Center
2.5 out of 5
815 Gainsboro Rd Nw, Roanoke, VA, 24016
The price is $82 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Roanoke. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
"the bed was very comfortable, clean, bathroom very clean, updated and the hotel provided a hot breakfast and it is close to shopping and restaurants"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Comfort Inn Roanoke Civic Center
Comfort Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
Comfort Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
2.5 out of 5
262 NEFF AVENUE, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
The price is $118 per night from May 22 to May 23
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
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Valley Extended Suites
Valley Extended Suites
3 out of 5
399 Mule Academy Rd, Fishersville, VA, 22939
The price is $120 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Fishersville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a computer station. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (85 reviews)
"Clean rooms, lots of amenities, friendly staff, highly recommended for a short term or long term stay!"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Valley Extended Suites
Massanutten's Woodstone Meadows by Tripforth
Massanutten's Woodstone Meadows by Tripforth
4 out of 5
1822 Resort Dr, McGaheysville, VA, 22840
Stay at this 4-star vacation home in Massanutten. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Massanutten Water Park and Masanutten ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (85 reviews)
"Most of the amenities were closed or did not have availability for the time we were there. So we spent much of our vacationin the condo which was not thrilling."

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Massanutten's Woodstone Meadows by Tripforth
Chalet High by Capital Vacations
Chalet High by Capital Vacations
3 out of 5
2742 Fairway Drive, Basye, VA, 22810
Stay at this 3-star golf condo in Basye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (286 reviews)
"Property is in a beautiful area. The unit could have been cleaner. It didnt look like it was cleaned before my stay. It was a little disappointing."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Chalet High by Capital Vacations
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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