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. These are safe options that you can do in and around Staunton right now.
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, boutique hotels offering spacious suites, cozy B&Bs serving up gourmet breakfast or name brand properties.
Explore our charming main street
Recently named “South’s Best Mountain Towns of 2020” by Southern Living. Hit the highlights and check out Staunton’s celebrated main street which 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!
GRAB SOME DINNER AND A NIGHTCAP
Bring your appetite (and stretchy pants)! Staunton’s culinary scene is spilling into the streets—literally. Enjoy al fresco dining on the weekends with Dine Out in Downtown, Staunton’s outdoor dining program. Save room for a nightcap at one of our tap rooms or wine bars.
visit a museum
Check out our historic sites and museums. As one of the oldest cities west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Staunton’s history spans three centuries. A wide selection of historic attractions, archival collections, old buildings, museums, and even a presidential home are located in and around Staunton.
Check Out Our Wide Open Spaces
After lunch, discover the home-grown side of the Shenandoah Valley with its wide-open pastures and breathtaking mountain views. Spend the afternoon picking your own seasonal fruit, tour a working farm, or sit back and relax at a local vineyard.
Do dinner & a show
Have a pre-theater dinner—and make it early — as you don’t want to miss the pre-show entertainment by the amazing troupe of actors with the American Shakespeare Center. For dinner try our:
No visit is complete without some Shakespeare. While the American Shakespeare Center just wrapped up the fall season, check their website for their holiday production of A Christmas Carol. It is not to be missed.
take a tour
Grab a map or download the Traipse app and explore Staunton on foot! With six historic districts, on the National Register, there is a lot to see and photograph. Get a head start and map out your very own walking tour:
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:
Breathe in that fresh mountain air
Staunton is smack dab in the middle of some of the best hiking and biking around with close proximity to Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and both George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Be sure and fit in a let-stretcher hike, biking adventure, or scenic drive before saying goodbye.
The health and safety of our residents and visitors is of the utmost importance. Please visit our COVID Resource page to find out what safety measures our attractions, restaurants, and lodging properties have in place to promote cleanliness, physical distancing, and reduced contact, while still offering you an unbelievable experience. Visit our COVID-19 Resource Page for more information.