Staunton in Shenandoah Valley has a population of approximately 24,000 people.
The city lies approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers) from the state capital of Virginia, Richmond and about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Charlottesville.
Deepen your understanding of the world at the various intriguing museums in Staunton. The two most-visited museums in the area are the Frontier Culture Museum and the fascinating Factory Antique Mall. The Plumb House Museum and the P. Buckly Moss Museum are just two more interesting places to explore.
Veritas Vineyard and Winery is one of the most visited wineries around Staunton. See the varietals, chat with expert vintners, and, if there's something that appeals, purchase a bottle or two as a souvenir of this fabulous region.
On a sunny day, visit Viette's Gardens, a place where visitors can escape the crowds. It is one of those special places where locals and visitors alike come together to picnic, play and relax.
Get a taste of local history by taking a tour of the Waynesboro Heritage Museum, one of the more popular history museums. Walk along the museum’s silent hallways and examine the exhibits on display.
The main zoo in the region, Wildlife Center of Virginia, is a great location to take the entire family for a fun-filled few hours observing native animals. If you can’t spare too much time, grab a map so you don’t miss any of the key exhibits.
This city has a selection of winter sports resorts with facilities for people of all ages and abilities. Wintergreen Resort is one of the most popular resorts in the region.
Lovers of the arts will find plenty to applaud at the American Shakespeare Center, one of the most acclaimed performance spaces in in the Staunton area. Before showtime, why not sit down to a few drinks with friends at one of the nearby eateries.
One of the most visited historic attractions in Staunton is The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. This special place provides for visitors the opportunity to learn about an important chapter in human history. Check out the site, take a photo and read up about the history that makes it so important.