Activities in the Shenandoah Valley
By far the biggest and the best (and most expensive of course). Great hedge maze, superb car museum, and a new local history museum.
Much smaller and more intimate, avoid the crowds
Shenandoah National Park
A 197,000 acre mountain wonderland. Great vistas from Skyline Drive and wonderful hiking trails.
Many options along beautiful old route 11 from Strasburg to Harrisonburg passing through many little towns preserved when traffic was diverted to Interstate 81 forty years ago.
A number of liveries in the Valley let you exercise your backside
Massanutten Water Park
A large new indoor/outdoor water park open year round
Civil War Battlefields
The Civil War raged in the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester alone changed hands 72 times.
The Andy Guest, Shenandoah River State Park and Bear Mountain Adventure offer zipline tours.
FRONT ROYAL AREA:
Melting Pot (North Royal Ave)
Superb thin crust pizza
Soul Mountain (Main Street)
Great BBQ and more
Main Street Mill (Main Street)
Above average conventional fare
Yamafugi (Chester Street)
Surprisingly authentic Japanese
Jalisco (North Royal Ave)
Great Mexican food
Artisians Grill (Main Street)
Great food in the heart of Luray
Brookside Restaurant (Rt 211 East)
Home-style cooking and buffet
Sonny’s (Rt 211 West)
Superb BBQ and steaks
Mimslyn Inn (Main Street)
Fine dining with a pub in the basement
Hawksbill Diner (Stanley)
A colorful locals hangout, inexpesive