Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and within minutes of the Allegheny Mountains, Harrisonburg, VA is a prime destination for the outdoor explorer. But don’t fear, city lovers; Harrisburg also has all the great restaurants, galleries, and museums of a city twice its size, so you can relax during your time away in just the way you desire.
Begin your trip with a visit to the historic Skyline Drive, where you can glimpse wildlife and marvel at the beautiful outlooks. Hike through the George Washington National Forest, and enjoy break-taking views from over 4,000 feet above the nearby mountains.
For a more relaxing excursion, wander through the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens or buy satchels of herbs at the White Oak Lavender Farm. A walking tour of Harrison’s historic downtown will prove both stimulating and a great introduction to the many locally-owned restaurants for dinner that night. While you’re there, step into the Virginia Quilt museum to see amazing specimens from past and present. Then visit one of the nearby vineyards, like CrossKeys or Bluestone, to get a taste of the local vintages.
Your family will love spending a day at Back Home on the Farm, where there are animal exhibits, a 60-foot slide, a cow train, and even barnyard bowling.
When you check into one of our IHG hotels in Harrisonburg, you’ll find a friendly atmosphere, wonderful food, and beautiful scenery that will make you want to come back again. Book into an IHG hotel today and make the most of your visit to this exciting destination.