Your adoration for Virginia goes as high as the tallest mountain and as deep as the lowest valley. Use your senses to fully explore Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, and pretty soon, you’ll gain an even deeper appreciation for the region.
Once you get a vision of the majestic mountaintops, rural farmlands and tremendous overlooks, you won’t want to take your eyes off of these spectacular sights even for a minute. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Alleghenies to the west, the valley is known for its stunning views, especially along Skyline Drive, located inside Shenandoah National Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Next feel the coolness of the many caverns located in the valley. Down beneath the earth’s surface you’ll find magnificent expanses of caverns including Crystal, Endless, Grand, Shenandoah and Skyline.
Hear stories of days long ago at one of Shenandoah’s incredible history sites including museums, plantations and interpretive centers. Listen to facts about pioneer settlement, politics and Civil War history shared in many ways that are appealing to visitors of all ages.
The aromas found in the Shenandoah Valley are simply incomparable. There’s nothing like the scent of apples picked straight from the orchard or the sweet smell of fresh purple buds from a lavender farm. You’ll also do your fair share of sniffing, swirling and sipping at one of the valley’s many wineries located along the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, Virginia’s premier wine growing destination.
Finally, use your impeccable sense of taste to explore some of the local restaurants in areas including Winchester, Front Royal, New Market, Woodstock, Luray and Harrisonburg. Farm-fresh fare is available all year long, and the region’s bountiful fruits, veggies and farm-raised meats are truly worth savoring.
Your five senses will be in a blissful state of overdrive as you discover the many wonderful things to see, touch, hear, smell and taste in the Shenandoah Valley.