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Best things to do in Harrisonburg

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“The main dining room is fancy and has amazing food. If you are looking to spend a little less, eat in their bar room and you'll get the same quality food and a more relaxed atmosphere for less. ”
20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best pizza and Italian in downtown Harrisonburg. GReat indoor/outdoor eating vibe. One of our favorite spots downtown. ”
23 locals recommend
Bar
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“My wife and I loved to eat here and is our go to spot in downtown Harrisonburg to eat and listen to live music.”
20 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Visit the burger place that started the Jack Brown's craze! this is the original burger bar. We recommend the classic cheese burger and an order of fried oreos! ”
13 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The best breakfast in the city. Try the pancakes! They also specialize in vegetarian/vegan foods.”
17 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Original craft brewery in Harrisonburg! Great place to grab a beer. We love the Great Outdoors IPA!”
12 locals recommend
University
“JMU is a public university in Harrisonburg. Campus is beautiful and perfect for an afternoon of exploring or a welcome place for kids to run around outside on a nice day.”
12 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“A busy, year-round market showcasing the bounty of local agriculture. Open Tuesday & Saturday mornings.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best burgers in town! Plus Cuban food & specialty cocktails in downtown Harrisonburg.”
13 locals recommend
Bar
“If you LOVE lavender this is the place for you. Their Lavender Shop has anything you might need that is lavender related. With their beautiful farm yard, wine tasting, beautiful scenery, lavender shop and animals it is such place to visit.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is right around the corner from us and has a couple options we enjoy - their noodle dishes are what we recommend. ”
9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Our favorite local coffee spot in downtown Harrisonburg! Awesome coffee drinks, delicious baked goods, and great lunch/brunch items”
9 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local craft beer. Bring your own food or order in with Grub Hub or Door Dash.”
12 locals recommend
Museum
“Harrisonburg's award-winning children's museum! IN the heart of downtown and fun for all ages of learners. Our family loves spending time here and it's located within walking distance to other Harrisonburg downtown attractions.”
9 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“HARRISONBURG - Old style theater with classic, independent and foreign films, musical groups and community theater productions. ”
12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Lots of local shops selling baked goods, kitchen wares, plants, etc. It's a little bit of everything. Also home to Hank's BBQ, a great option for lunch while you're shopping.”
10 locals recommend