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The Kids are in Control! This new interactive tool gives your children the control to steer your family vacation.  With the help of "Bucket," your kids can make sure everyone has a good time.  So get started on your "bucket list" of fun things to do and see in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountain area. Check out Bucket'...

About Agritourism Harrisonburg is part of the Fields of Gold project, which promotes agricultural sites and activities in the Shenandoah Valley. From farmers markets boasting farm-fresh produce to orchards and farms offering U-pick items to locally-minded restaurants and grocery stores, our area's flourishing agritourism industry is ready t...

Heart of the Arts.video from Arts Council of the Valley on Vimeo. Harrisonburg: Virginia's "Heart of the Arts" A designated Arts & Cultural District, Harrisonburg, Virginia is home to a thriving arts community that represents a variety of different backgrounds. Our galleries glorify the dedicated work of local artists a...

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Visit Harrisonburg!

Nestled in the heart of the serene and breathtaking Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg offers visitors a rich historical and cultural experience, a plethora of ethnic dining options, and an abundance of outdoor activities. It’s here you can relax with your activity of choice, whether it be sipping on locally-made beer and wine, digging into farm-fresh dishes, scooping up tickets to see the area’s performing artists, or renting a bike to tour the city’s picturesque landscape and acclaimed trails all during your trip to Harrisonburg.

Harrisonburg is also known for its vibrant downtown; the first designated Arts & Cultural District and the first Culinary District in Virginia. This 10-block walk is rich in Civil War History, iconic 19th century architecture, bike-friendly streets, family-friendly museums, innovative foodie spots, and trendy locally-owned shops. It also lures visitors and residents alike with buzz-worthy festivals and events, including a summer film and music series, weekly live music performances, biannual Taste of Downtown week, and numerous beer, wine and music festivals.

Begin your adventure at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, where you can chat with a hospitable travel expert and learn more about the city's many amenities. With a variety of lodging options that warmly welcome travelers, Harrisonburg is ready to welcome you during your stay. While you're here, our rich supply of recreational activities, local and ethnic dining, boutique shopping, Civil War history and family fun will allow you to see why "It's Better in the Burg."

View our Visitor Guide