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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“There are beautiful views year round, but if you can hit the parkway between October and November you will get to experience the beautiful color change of all the trees. Words can't describe! ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Route
“If coming from I-66 out of D.C. or from I-64 From Richmond, consider picking up Skyline Drive. All along the drive you pass through Shenandoah National Park and look West across the bucolic Shenandoah Valley all the way to the Allegheny range - Those mountains you see in the distance across the Valley is where you are headed to Rawley Springs. You would exit Skyline Drive near Elton (ignore the icon on the map that is farther North) and take rt. 33 West to Rawley Springs. It's a lot slower than taking rt. 81 (speed limit 35mph) so you should leave yourself plenty of time to stop at the pullouts and take in the views.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Resort
“Skiing in winter, bike trails in summer, plus festivals & golf year-round. A 30-minute drive from Harrisonburg.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Vineyard
“One of my favorite local vineyards. Growing their own and creating some amazing blends!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cave
“one of the best caverns in the Valley. Located next to a park which includes a trail with fitness stations and runs along a river.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“This water park has both indoor and outdoor areas for year-round fun for the whole family. Tremendous slides and of course the lazy river! Tip: Pack a lunch to bring along - the onsite restaurant is a bit pricey!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Beautiful working farm; tours, petting zoo, winery. Really great family spot during spring, summer and early autumn. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Convenient to Massanutten Resort and perfect for the meat lover, Hank's has the best pork bbq and beef brisket around. A well-rounded menu and an eclectic dining experience, with a terrific happy hour to boot!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A grocery store more variety than food lion and only a few minutes longer to get too”
  • 7 locals recommend
Health and wellness
“Great family skiing slope. There's also a general store and a restaurant to enjoy the winter scenery!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
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“Come relax on the mountain and partake of panoramic views while enjoying fine wines. Picnic area is available. Tastings and tours are available including a visit to the wine cave. Make certain you follow the directions from the website…GPS fails. (Seasonal)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Close by and carries all the goodies you need. Virginia ABC Liquor Store and a few fast food restaurants are in the same shopping center.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Open March through December the vineyard had its first bottling in 2012. Splendid views- up and coming establishment. (Seasonal)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Library
“Want to kayak, but don't have two vehicles to navigate pickup/dropoff points? Shenandoah River Outfitters rents kayaks, tubes and/or provides pickup/dropoff services.”
  • 7 locals recommend
National Park
“Closest entry point to Shenendoah National Park. Excellent hiking and sighseeing along the famous Skyline Drive!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Vineyard
“Fabulous Wines. Great Views. Meet Winston and Wyatt -- wonderful furry friends. And see the architecture of Virginia revisited. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Convenient to Massanutten Resort and perfect for the meat lover, Hank's has the best pork bbq and beef brisket around. A well-rounded menu and an eclectic dining experience, with a terrific happy hour to boot!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best, most tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs ever! Sweet but tangy barbecue sauce, our favorite! We happened to order their taco salad recently -- and really enjoyed it!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“This is a seasonal (outdoor seating only) addition to a popular limited-chain of specialty hamburger joints. The burgers are not typical (e.g. you can't get a tomato or lettuce on any offering!) but the beef is fresh and delicious! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent food, and family friendly. Part of a small family-owned chain of restaurants in the Valley. The pizza is delicious, salads always fresh, and the fettuccine Alfredo is...perfection.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and wonderful service! Ask for Nexa and tell him Chris & Timmy sent you!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Tyler and Hayley are some of the best wait staff you will ever find! I highly recommend the cold turkey and cheese sub. Their Moscoto is a little pricey but very good. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Updated classic diner with counter, booths, or tables. Unique breakfast options all day. Good burgers (don't miss the "bacon jam!)."”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really enjoyed lunch inside at this casual, fireside-style restaurant, but there are outside 'fires' at individual tables on the decks. There's a weekend breakfast buffet that looks good. Do try the 'Campfire Potatoes' side: creamy, cheesy, redskin -- delicious. Onion soup great. Salads fresh, cornbread moist, and s'mores dessert with dark chocolate was also wonderful. I am anxious to try dinner -- as they have prime rib on their evening menu, and there's a specific fire to make your own s'mores! A very nice surprise, as we weren't expecting very much.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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