Visit Harrisonburg


Visit Harrisonburg



Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley nestled between the majestic Appalachian Mountains, Harrisonburg is the outdoor adventure capital of the Shenandoah Valley.  With access to the George Washington and Jefferson National ForestsShenandoah National Park, and numerous parks, trails, and waterways, the city is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Harrisonburg each year to attend events such as the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival, Alpine Loop Grand Fondo, or Rocktown Rambler, while heart-pumping activities keep adventure seekers engaged throughout the year.  Harrisonburg holds the distinction of being a IMBA Bronze Level Ride Center and is the home of nationally recognized cyclists.

Serving as a hub for all these activities is the city’s vibrant downtown district, a designated First Arts and Cultural District, First Culinary District of Virginia and award-winning Main Street Community. Harrisonburg is home to James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University offering world class entertainment and unique attractions from a beautiful arboretum to an enthralling planetarium. There are over 200 restaurants, 5 craft breweries, and plenty of charming accommodations in Harrisonburg. The city’s International Festival, which features food, music, and culture from around the world, is an enduring tradition that celebrates the rich diversity of this unique, welcoming community.

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Harrisonburg-Rockingham Trail Guide

People walking in downtown Harrisonburg, VA

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Trail Guide provides a collection of the most beloved trails in the area, from scenic gravel roads and peaceful wooded pathways, to challenging climbs and heart-pumping mountain bike trails.

Downtown Public Arts Tour

Downtown Public Art Tour

Downtown Harrisonburg thrives as a Virginia Arts and Cultural District, boasting a dynamic arts scene with a surge in public art, turning it into a visually captivating hub for cultural enrichment and creative expression.

Harrisonburg Trip Planner

Harrisonburg Courthouse

Start planning your next getaway with the help of our Harrisonburg trip planner. Create your own itinerary or check out a few tours we’ve come up with for you! See you in Harrisonburg soon!