Not many places in the Shenandoah Valley have small town charm and top-shelf amenities like Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Surrounded by mountain views, visitors will find trendy, locally-owned
restaurants, museums, art galleries and a beautiful, historic downtown.
Located in the central Shenandoah Valley region, Harrisonburg is bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive, and minutes from Massanutten Four Season Resort to the east and the Allegheny Mountains to west within the George Washington National Forest. Our City is is within reach of breathtaking outdoor recreation, golf, hiking and biking. Our Civil War history sites, historical attractions, artisan and specialty shops keep many travelers coming back to enjoy the history and heart of the area!
Start your travels in Harrisonburg’s historic district at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center. The Hardesty-Higgins House is known for its hospitality and wealth of resources for travelers; get a map, visit a museum, and find out about events. From there stroll down Main Street and visit the shops along the way, drop by the Harrisonburg Farmers Market, the Explore More Discovery Museum, Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum or the Virginia Quilt Museum. Check out local favorites and shop in unusual stores or find something that will remind you of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Don’t forget to sample some local cuisine; downtown is a dining destination with over 27 locally owned restaurants - Thai-fusion, Ethiopian, Greek, Tea and more.
The staff at the Visitor Center will help you find unique places to explore. The shopping and dining in the City offers local flavors, as well as national favorites. Looking for an affordable place to stay? Harrisonburg has many choices from the warmth and luxury of our Bed & Breakfasts to the quality and comfort of our hotels.
Meander through the gardens at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens or find rejuvenation at the White Oak Lavender Farm. Make time to travel the countryside and visit a local vineyard such as CrossKeys Vineyards or the new Bluestone Vineyard, just a short drive from Harrisonburg.
Wherever your travels take you in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, you are sure to find legendary hospitality, savory experiences, and places that will keep you coming back often. Plan your adventure today.