The 10 Best Restaurants in Harrisonburg VA to Visit

The view from the Ridge Room, one of the best restaurants in Harrisonburg VA

Surrounded by an array of farms, orchards, and wineries, Harrisonburg is Virginia’s first official culinary district. The sheer variety of places to eat in Harrisonburg VA is truly astounding for a town of around 51,000 people. There are 80+ locally-owned restaurants that showcase the best farm-to-table food in the Shenandoah Valley region.  With more than … Read more

The 10 Best Things to Do in Harrisonburg VA & Rockingham County

Bird's Eye View of Downtown Harrisonburg VA

Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, with the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to the east and the grand Alleghenies to the west, Harrisonburg VA is a perfect destination for a weekend getaway.  Affectionately known as the “friendly city,” the city of Harrisonburg is home to two universities, James Madison and Eastern Mennonite. My wife … Read more

Exploring Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

Stretching 469 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the #1 most visited unit of the US National Parks.    The world-famous scenic route attracts nearly 16 million visitors each year. And Mabry Mill in Virginia is one of the most popular (and most … Read more

The 10 Best Things to Do in Waynesboro VA (Augusta County)

South River Greenway Picnic Area in Constitution Park, Waynesboro VA

[Updated June 26, 2023] It’s been said that the most important considerations when it comes to real estate are “location, location, location.”  If that’s truly the case, then the town of Waynesboro VA might as well be sitting on a gold mine.  With a population of 22,000+, this delightful mid-sized mountain town is located in … Read more

The 10 Best National Parks in Virginia

20-minute Cliff Blue Ridge Parkway Overview VA

Virginia is for lovers, but it’s easy to love because the state is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Visitors are constantly wowed by the state’s diverse landscapes, from the Grayson Highlands, Shenandoah Valley, and Blue Ridge Mountains to the beautiful Virginia coastline and barrier islands. The state is also full of rich American … Read more

The 10 Best Things to Do in Bristol TN/VA

Fun Things to do in Bristol

Visiting Bristol TN/VA means getting to explore awesome places in two states, because the Blue Ridge mountain towns‘ main street literally acts as a state boundary. The Virginia side of the street is to the north, while the Tennessee side is to the south. The town of Bristol is renowned for its history, beloved for its quirky … Read more

The 15 Best Things to Do in Luray VA (Gateway to Shenandoah)

Luray Singing Tower in Luray VA

[Updated Jun 20, 2023] Located in the heart of Virginia’s picturesque Shenandoah Valley, Luray is the county seat of Page County and one of just four access points for entering Shenandoah National Park.  Established in 1812 on 10 acres of land near Hawksbill Creek, the small town of around 4,800 residents is a warm, welcoming … Read more

The 15 Best Things to Do in Roanoke VA

Appalachian Trail hiker on McAfee Knob at Sunrise

[Updated June 16, 2023] With a population of around 100,000 people, Roanoke is both the largest city along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the largest in Virginia’s Blue Ridge region. Roanoke has a lot of the small Blue Ridge mountain town charm that’s customary to the region, with a historic town center, wilderness just minutes … Read more