Explore The Area

Welcome to Staunton, Virginia!

Looking for things to do in the Staunton, Virginia 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 Augusta County, it’s the ideal community to live, work and play in!

Discover why Staunton has been named the Most Beautiful Small Town in Virginia, one of The South’s Best Mountain Towns, and The Most Charming Main Street in Virginia.

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

Arts & Culture

CoArt Gallery – Cooperative fine arts gallery with over 40 spaces from local artists

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

Hotel 24 South – Historic hotel located in Downtown Staunton, built in 1924 

Staunton Augusta Arts Center  – Art gallery offering exhibits, art classes, and special events all year

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 Blackburn Inn – Historic 49-room luxury boutique hotel

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

The Society for Victorian Arts and Culture – Victorian museum offering house tours and special Victorian-style events

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

Crabtree Falls– One of the highest (1,200 feet) vertical-drop cascading waterfalls east of the Mississippi

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

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

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

Fields of Gold – Farm trail designed to promote Shenandoah Valley’s agritourism sites and activities

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail – Discovery 19 craft brewers, including 3 in downtown Staunton

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

Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike – National scenic byway featuring historic sites, unique shopping, arts and entertainment

The Club at Ironwood – 18-hold championship golf course including clubhouse, restaurant, winning pool, and tennis facilities

Virginia Scenic Railway – Explore picturesque landscapes and historic sites through the Shenandoah Valley

Food & Beverage

Aioli Mediterranean Cusine – Creatively prepared southern European Mediterranean food

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

Byers Street Bistro – Casual bistro offering Southern-style American are and live music

Chicano Boy Taco – Mexican-American taqueria

Crucible Coffee – The highest quality coffee fresh roasted daily

Depot Grille – American dining in a vintage rail depot

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

Seed to Tail – Farm fresh sandwich shop, bakery, caterer and specialty market

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

Zynoda Restaurant – Stylish farm-to-table dining