Shenandoah Valley, VA, is not only a picturesque area compliments of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s filled with fun things to do. There’s delicious mom and pop dining, comfy lodging, and the activities are ideal for both kids and adults. From an organ buried in a cavern to views that will make you happy sigh, here are 21 of the best things to do in Shenandoah Valley, VA.

This month, I hit the road and headed to Central Shenandoah Valley. It turns out there was so many things to seen and do that our tour was split up into three areas: Northern, Central, and Southern.

And, while all three areas looked like fun, I chose Central Shenandoah Valley because of its rich American history, fun activities, and beautiful scenery. Here are my picks for the next time you visit. 

Harrisonburg, VA, is a must-see, in my mind. It’s filled with fun American history and is not only quaint, it’s highly walkable. There’s plenty of parking in the downtown area and, man, are the locals friendly.

Harrisonburg Farmers Market – When I visited, I found plenty of delicious, locally grown produce at very reasonable prices. I also shopped around for handmade jewelry, bath products, & lotions. The Summer Market is on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am – 1pm; the Winter Market is Saturday only from 9am – 1pm. 

Hugo Kohl Jewelry Boutique & Workshop – Sure, his jewelry is absolutely gorgeous, but it’s the process behind each piece’s creation that’s truly fascinating. A collector of vintage hubs, each of his pieces are handmade and the attention to detail is stunning. 

The Virginia Quilt Museum – Even if your house isn’t filled with Grandma’s quilts, visiting the museum is a lesson in Americana and art at the same time. Filled with both antique and modern pieces, learning the history behind each is worth the visit. 

White Oak Lavender Farm –  Sure, it’s a picturesque place to visit, smells amazing, and its products have lavender in them (yes, even the wine!), but it’s an actual farm with cute animals, a winery, and all-around fun place to relax. 

Read more of the 21 Best Things to Do in Shenandoah Valley, VA on Sand & Snow….everywhere in between’s blog post here.