A Girls Getaway to Harrisonburg
You can start your day with some shopping in downtown Harrisonburg. First, visit The Lady Jane Shop, a local boutique filled with unique vintage pieces, specialty gifts, and items from more than 30 local vendors and artisans. Afterwards, browse Harrisonburg’s clothing haven, The Yellow Button. This trendy shop contains handpicked pieces by its owner, Miranda Ebersold.
For lunch, take the girls to Rocktown Kitchen. This farm-to-table restaurant offers a wide-ranging wine selection and local craft beers. If you’re seeking dishes that are full of fresh, local ingredients, look no further!
Once your bellies are full, try crafting your own masterpiece at You Made It!. Here you can paint pottery, fuse glass, sculpt clay, and more. Not only that, but on every first Friday of the month, it’s Ladies Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for women 18 years or older. On Ladies Night, enjoy 20% off your purchase!
When you’re ready for dinner, head to Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza. Guests can actually watch their pizza being hand-crafted on-site using an authentic Italian method. Everything is made from scratch at this restaurant, and the ingredients are both seasonal and farm fresh.
If you have room for dessert, you can walk across the street to Bella Luna’s sister restaurant, Bella Gelato & Pastries. Everything here is prepared fresh daily, too, and the gelato is made with local milk from Mount Crawford Creamery.
Begin your second day in Harrisonburg with a tranquil trip to Cedar Stone Wellness Spa. Here you will find a plethora of services including facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, scrubs, and soaks. This spa also offers specially-priced group event packages, which are perfect for your girls getaway.
Next, nourish your bodies with an açaí bowl or smoothie from PULP, located within the Shenandoah Bicycle Company. This all-organic açaí spot allows you to customize your bowl or smoothie with a healthy selection of fruits and toppings.
Now it’s time to explore! At the White Oak Lavender Farm on Cross Keys Road in Harrisonburg, you can indulge in all things lavender-inspired. This farm grows over 8,000 lavender plants and makes their own essential oil, which you can find in the on-site gift shop. You will also have the opportunity to explore the Discovery Area for only $3.00 per person. This is the ultimate relaxation spot in which you will have access to the duck pond, labyrinth, distillery, petting area, drying barn, and gardens. In addition, the White Oak Lavender Farm has their own tasting room: The Purple WOLF Vineyard.
Finish your trip with an experiential dinner at Agrodolce Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar. With recipes passed down through generations; a warm, authentic environment; and homemade, fresh pasta, Agrodolce is a must-try.