An Adventurer’s Guide to Staunton
For explorers and valley locals alike, check out this action-packed agenda full of trails and ales to get the most out of 48 hours in the charming city of Staunton, Virginia, and the surrounding Shenandoah National Park.
If you’re itching for adventure but want a quaint town to awaken to each morning, the charming city of Staunton, Virginia should be on your list of places to visit. Located at the foothills of Shenandoah National Park and a short 30-minute drive to the northern entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Staunton offers beautiful nature, historical sights, and a wide swath of craft breweries at its fingertips.
Before the gunslinging Wild West we’ve all heard about, Staunton, and greater Augusta County, was considered the western frontier of the time. The city has since become an epicenter of historic attractions, while being home to an award-winning theatre, the American Shakespeare Center, and the Frontier Culture Museum which provides a look into life from the 1700s. Fun fact, it is also the birthplace of the 28th President, Woodrow Wilson. But, if you’re not delving into history, you should be setting out for adventure in Shenandoah National Park and the nearby Appalachian Mountains. Read on for some of the best trails, outdoor leisure spots, and places to quench your thirst after a day out in the sun.
To get a vibe of any town, I always head right to their farmer’s market. Located downtown in the historic wharf district, you’ll find the city’s…