Get a nice dose of elegance and history a short drive from the busy Washington DC. A few insider tips can add more flavor to your getaway near Shenandoah University.
The Shenandoah Valley region is designed for blissful adventure. You can hike in the Appalachian Trail, canoe through the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, camp in the national forests, or explore the limestone caves.
There is never a dull moment in Winchester. Enjoy a bunch of musical performances at the Shenandoah Conservatory, or watch a movie over delicious snacks and drinks at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Alternatively, listen to some jazz or enjoy stand-up comedy and plays at the Bright Box Theatre.
Walk down Loudoun Street for a historic feel. Sample fine dining at restaurants in Old Town Mall, shop at the specialty shops, and visit the Civil War Museum. There are special events at the mall like the Apple Blossom Festival in spring and the Farmers’ Market in summer. Let the kids play in a splash pad in the southern end, during warm months.
Kids and their parents can learn through hands-on activities with interactive exhibits, and get scenic views from above Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. Hike to the Eagle Rock Overlook together with the kids to get an eastward view of the Shenandoah Valley upcountry.