Harrisonburg, Virginia
~The Friendly City~

Whether you’re visiting one of our universities, hiking or biking in the Shenandoah, sensing the struggle of battle on a Civil War battlefield, enjoying a romantic Virginia getaway, or are simply passing through and wondering how to make your stay memorable, we are here to help you get the most out of your visit.

Food

You don’t want to miss dinner around here, that’s for sure. Downtown is officially a Virginia Culinary District and has many fine, locally owned pubs and restaurants with live music entertainment that you can easily walk or drive to — free parking is easy to find.

Libations

From the region’s wineries and cideries, to the five downtown breweries, to cozy dives and cocktail lounges, Harrisonburg has something for everyone. 

Outdoors

Adventure awaits! This area is a popular destination for hiking, fishing, kayaking, biking, and countless other ways to experience the great outdoors. The are plenty of options for quick trips and many for more adventurous excursions. No matter your reason for visiting, be sure to take a moment to appreciate region’s the natural beauty.

History

The Shenandoah Valley has a rich history of agriculture, art, battle, and development. Get a glimpse inside the things that make this place special with a visit to one of our nearby museums or historical sites –  guaranteed to open your eyes to a fascinating new facet of this place’s culture, past and present.

Day Trips

Whether you’re visiting one of our universities, hiking or biking in the Shenandoah, sensing the struggle of battle on a Civil War battlefield, enjoying a romantic Virginia getaway, or are simply passing through and wondering how to make your stay memorable, we are here to help you get the most out of your visit.

Tour Downtown

Welcome to our city, “The Friendly City.” The historic district of downtown Harrisonburg is home to many restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. A stroll down Main Street is the perfect way to spend an evening and to get a feel for what makes this town so special.

People shopping for flowers at an outdoor farmers' market in Virginia near the Friendly City Inn .