Harrisonburg, Virginia is known for hosting James Madison University. But the Friendly City is more than just a college town. You’ll find everything from craft beverage tasting, Civil War Trails to downtown shopping. You'll want to top it all off, of course, with a StayVA getaway. We recommend the Cross House Garden Inn in Weyers Cave. This picturesque Victorian inn is located in Weyers Cave. That's just a quick drive from Harrisonburg. You can relax in old-fashioned porch swings, browse the peaceful gardens, and enjoy a good night's sleep. The beds here are almost like an all night massage! Breakfast awaits with Belgian waffles with strawberries and cream! Now you're ready to start your Harrisonburg adventure.
Here's a look at 4 sure-to-please activities you can enjoy in Harrisonburg, VA:
- Blue Ridge Bus Civil War Tour: Spend a Tuesday from 7:30am – 5:00pm exploring and watching the past come to life. Blue Ridge Bus Tours will take you to 3 historic battlefields, the Turner Ashby Monument, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters, and the Hardesty-Higgins House. This is a great experience for any history enthusiast!
- The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts: JMU’s performing arts center is a hub of theatre, music, and dance. You'll find plenty of upcoming performances that allow you to delve into the arts. Enjoy music by The Havana Cuba All-Stars on September 24, 2016. Or, Throw Your Head Back and Sing at a Maya Angelou tribute on September 29, 2016. With the start of the JMU school year, you’ll also have the opportunity to watch live theatrical performances as well.
- Pale Fire Brewing Company: Quench your thirst at this one-year old local craft brewery. It has a tap room open every day of the week. Sip and savor delights like the Red Molly Iris Red, the Salad Days American Saison, and the Deadly Rhythm Pale Ale. Along with tastings, Pale Fire also provides Cards Against Humanity Game Nights, Detox Retox fitness opportunities, and Barre at the Bar Pilates and yoga.
- Local Chop & Grill House: There’s a reason this eatery has “local” in the name! “Local Chop & Grill House strives to provide creative meals with locally sourced products from our neighbors.” Sink your teeth into parmesan and herb risotto, sweet potato casserole, a molten chocolate tart, filet mignon, or Rappahannock River Oysters. Is your mouth watering yet?