We’ve compiled a list of all the things you must do, see, eat and drink from fellow travelers and made the perfect weekend itinerary just for YOU
Check into your Accommodations
We have loads of lodging options, many of which are located in the heart of downtown and just steps away from dining, shopping, and evening entertainment. Choose from our historic properties boasting Southern charm such as the luxury, boutique hotel, The Blackburn Inn or the stylish Stonewall Jackson Hotel.
GRAB SOME DINNER AND A NIGHTCAP
Bring your appetite (and stretchy pants)! Staunton’s culinary scene is flourishing, from our notable chefs dreaming up seasonal menus to small eateries with bold flavors and worldly influences. The best part—they are all within walking distance of our historic main street. Save room for a nightcap at one of tap rooms or wine bars.
visit a local coffee shop and farmers’ market for some light fare
No Saturday morning is complete without a local brew—coffee that is! Grab a cup of locally roasted deliciousness and stroll through our Farmers’ Market. Pick-up some breakfast, at the market, along with some snacks for your big day ahead.
visit our mountains and see some fall color
Fall is OUR favorite time of year and a beautiful time to visit. Staunton is the perfect base camp for your outdoor adventures ahead because of our close proximity to Shenandoah National Park and both George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
unwind at a local brewery and get your passport stamped
After your leg-stretcher hike filled with photos ops of fall foliage and breathtaking mountains views, head back to your hotel to freshen up for a night out. Start the evening at one of our local breweries where you can get a pint of craft beer and the first stamp in your Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail Passport. Collect six stamps, one stamp per brewery, and get a FREE t-shirt.
do dinner & a show
Have a pre-theater dinner. We strongly recommend making reservations as you don’t want to miss the pre-show entertainment at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse. This stunning playhouse is the world’s ONLY recreation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre and a real gem. The talent on display is tremendous and they perform more than just Shakespeare. On stage this fall:
Wind down the perfect weekend with brunch. In Staunton, you’ll find a modern twist on traditional Southern cooking with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients. Check out some of the stars from Staunton’s Brunch Bunch:
explore our charming main street
By foot or trolley, hit the highlights of Staunton’s celebrated main street. Ranked as one of the “20 Most Beautiful Main Streets in America” by Reader’s Digest, Staunton’s compact downtown is made for exploring with over 100 independent boutiques, antique stores, galleries, museums and not to mention architecture. You won’t find any chains or big box stores here!