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Best things to do in Staunton

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.

Point of Interest
“About 40 minutes away, but such an excellent experience. Check out their website for information and schedules.”
30 locals recommend
Museum
“Located just in Staunton, VA 35 miles North of Lexington just off Interstate 81. Not your typical Museum. It is primarily an expansive outdoors adventure where you can discover the stories of the people who migrated here during the 1600s and 1700s, www.frontiermuseum.org”
20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Wonderful food and excellent wait staff. An easy walk down the Mary Baldwin stairs and then a right on Beverly or a quick drive right on Academy, left on Augusta and left on Beverly. ”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We have not been here, but it has quite a reputation for its chef and food. Written up as well.”
14 locals recommend
Bakery
“Our favorite breakfast place in town. Excellent pastries, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, lunch and they now offer dinner. Wonderful atmosphere and the service can’t be beat. They have a parking lot; go early! Many items sell out quickly and once they’re gone, they’re gone! ”
15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pub food. Often has live music. Great place to eat outside when the weather is nice. Try the fried green tomatoes.”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“Staunton is a wonderful town to visit on a day trip as well! Award winning quaint downtown ”
5 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Small cute theater downtown. They serve wine and beer if that enhances your viewing experience. ”
10 locals recommend
Veterinary Care
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“A Staunton classic, this is the spot to go for ribs, steaks and good times.”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Chicano Boy is a must if you enjoy tacos. They offer burritos, nachos, and other dishes, but the tacos are hard to beat. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, they have a parking lot, and they are an easy walk from Ruby’s. One of our absolute favorite places to eat in town. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays, open Tuesday- Saturday 11-9. Sometimes they sell out of food and have to close early. They always post that info on their Facebook page. Check before you go on Friday or Saturday evenings. ”
7 locals recommend
Food
“The best ice-cream made from grass-fed milk and flavored with local ingredients!”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent american style restaurant. A great place to take a date or go with family or friends. The closest restaurant to the Amtrak station.”
6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Stop in to take a look at Sunspots Studios. They sell hand blown glass ornaments, vases, jewelry, and more. You may even be able to catch the glass makers on site. Very kind and friendly staff. There is a free parking lot behind Sunspots and across the street as well. ”
11 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Great pizza with a very large list of micro-brews, also carry gluten-free dining options. ”
5 locals recommend
Food
“One of three micro-breweries within waking distance. One night we took our carry out Indian food here...yum. Sunday 4:00pm – 11:00pm Monday CLOSED Tuesday 4:00pm – 9:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm – 11:00pm Thursday 4:00pm – 11:00pm Friday 1:00pm – 11:00pm Saturday 1:00pm – 11:00pm ”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Montgomery Hall Park has a nature playground, a great playground for kids, ball fields, soccer fields, bike trails (easy to extreme), a disc golf course, picnic shelters, basketball courts and tennis courts. Plenty of free parking available. ”
6 locals recommend