Day 1: Take in the Fall Foliage
Just 20 miles from downtown Staunton lies the entrance to both the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. These scenic routes make for a great driving tour offering scenic overlooks with breathtaking mountain views ideal for photo ops and picnics. They also provide access to a number of the area’s most popular hiking destinations for all ages
and abilities. From Skyline Drive try Blackrock Summit, a geological wonder that’s an easy 1-mile loop.
From the Blue Ridge Parkway, try Humpback Rocks; a challenging two-mile hike offering amazing views from the top of this popular rock outcropping. For those looking for an easy leg-stretcher start at the Humpback Visitor Center and take the Mountain Farm Trail (.25 mile) leading to the Outdoor Farm Museum where you can tour a 19th century log cabin and outbuildings. On your back to Staunton stop in at Stable Craft Brewing to experience a true working farm brewery.
Day 2: Discover Downtown
Discover the life and legacy of the 28th President at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum. Take a guided tour of the Presbyterian Manse where Wilson was born and spent the first year of his life. Next stop is the museum which includes Wilson’s Pierce-Arrow limousine, an interactive World War I trench and seven exhibit galleries.
Enjoy a tour of downtown Staunton — board your coach or do a walking tour — as you visit Staunton’s Historic Districts with stops at Trinity Episcopal Church to see the original Tiffany stained glass windows; Sunspots Studios to watch live glass blowing demonstrations; and finally, the R.R. Smith Center to visit the visual art and history galleries.
Head back to your hotel and freshen up for a night out! Enjoy dinner at one of our local restaurants. Then it’s off to the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse for an award-winning performance.
Day 3: Enjoy the Flavors of Fall
Spend the last day enjoying the flavors of fall at Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse. Pick-your-own apples, tour the greenhouse full of seasonal favorites like: mums and pansies. Then stop by the tasting room to try a glass of Old Hill hard cider.
Next, visit one of the area’s natural wonders: Luray Caverns. Discover the largest series of caverns in the East with cathedral-sized rooms featuring ceilings 10-stories high with towering stone formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
On your way home stop for dinner at the ever-popular Mrs. Rowe’s for home-style cooking and scratch made pies.
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