Welcome to Staunton, VA

Looking for things to do in the Staunton area? The city offers activities for art enthusiasts, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and more.

Spend a day biking or hiking the trails, experiencing local flavor at top-notch restaurants, and exploring our historic downtown—and that’s just a start. With so many things to do in the Staunton area, it’s the ideal community to live, work and play in!

Check out some of the amazing activities, attractions, and dining options.

Arts & Culture

Crack the Code Escape Room – Challenge your brain while having fun with your friends and family

Frontier Culture Museum – Living history museum telling the story of thousands of people that migrated to the Shenandoah Valley

Heifetz International Music Institute – Dedicated to inspiring artist growth and developing the most promising talent in the world

Staunton Farmers Market – Local vendors offering farm, food, and artisan products

Sunspots Studio and Glass Blowing – Blow your own ornament or watch live glassblowing

The Blackfriars Playhouse – Enjoy Elizabethan theatre at the world’s only re-recreation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre

The Blackburn Inn – Historic 49-room luxury boutique hotel

Visulite Cinema – Small local cinema showing big feature releases & classics, with 3D & concessions

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum – Explore the life and times of our 28th President

Outdoor Activities

George Washington and Jefferson National Forest – 1.8 million acres of recreational opportunities

Grand Caverns – American’s oldest show cave dating back to 1806

Gypsy Hill Park – 214-acres of sprawling multi-use recreational space in the heart of Staunton

Shenandoah National Park – 200,000 protected acres of waterfalls, vistas, wildflowers, wetlands, and tons of wildlife

Food and Beverage

Barren Ridge Vineyard – Old Apple Orchard turned vineyard in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley

Chicano Boy Taco – Mexican-American taqueria

Crucible Coffee – The highest quality coffee fresh roasted daily

Firkin Pie Company – Sweet and savory made-from-scratch pies

Massaki Japanese Steakhouse – Japanese hibachi & sushi bar

Mill Street Grill – Traditional American fare & live music inside a turn-of-the-century flour mill

Pampered Palante Cafe – Neighborhood cafe serving baked goods and coffee

Paris Cake Company – Cakes, cookies, and desserts

Silverback Distillery – Award-winning spirits from the only mother-daughter distilling duo in the country

Skipping Rock Brewery – Brewery & Taproom

Stable Craft Brewery – Agri-pub style brewery restaurant

The Shack – New American fare from Award-winning Chef Boden

Write’s Dairy Rite – Old-school drive-in