Staunton is the perfect base from which to explore Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located just miles from Shenandoah National Park, the city’s charming downtown is home to a vibrant arts and music scene, a sizzling reputation for local food and dining, and a cool array of independent shops and galleries clustered along the historic Main Street. Ideal for groups, Staunton’s compact downtown make for great walking and exploring opportunities. By foot, groups can embark on a guided architectural tour exploring the city’s six historic districts, dating to the mid-1700s.

The vibrant food scene in Staunton features top-ranked restaurants where you can delight in a chef inspired meal—you won’t find any chains here! For evening entertainment, enjoy a fun-filled night of theatre at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse. The world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre is open year-round for performances of Shakespeare’s plays and contemporary works in productions hailed by The Washington Post as “shamelessly entertaining.”

For more culture, visit the Woodrow Wilson Library & Museum where you can discover the life and legacy of the country’s 28th president in the city where he was born. Or experience America’s first frontier at the remarkable open-air history exhibit, the Frontier Culture Museum, complete with living animals and costumed interpreters.

For a truly unique Staunton experience, stay overnight downtown at a historic hotel. Try the stylishly revamped Stonewall Jackson Hotel or Virginia’s newest luxury boutique hotel, The Blackburn Inn.

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