There is so much to Love in Harrisonburg, Virginia from cycling, hiking and outdoor scavenger hunts to great food, local craft beer and wine in a friendly scenic atmosphere. With Harrisonburg’s new trip planner, you can customize your own itinerary in only a few minutes. If you download the Visit Harrisonburg Trip Planner app you can save your itinerary, print it out or share it with a friend. For those who prefer their trip planned for them.
Arrive at the Tru by Hilton, Harisonburg’s newest hotel. Hilton Honors members can utilize digital check-in without stopping in at the front desk and digital key entry. The lobby offers social games like billiards and a lounge area with local beer and wine for sale. Choose one of Harrisonburg’s over 200 restaurants for dinner. For dinner with a view enjoy roof top dining at Magnolias Taco & Tequila Bar. Stroll through Downtown Harrisonburg on the Traipse Pub Crawl (just download the free Traipse app to your mobile device. Visit our six craft breweries within walking distance, solve puzzles and see who in your group can score the most points. The five craft beer breweries include; Brothers Craft Brewing, the Friendly Fermenter, Pale Fire Brewing, Restless Moons Brewing and Three Notch’d Valley Collab House. Be sure to stop at our newest craft brewery, a hard cider brewery using 100% Virginia apples, Sage Bird Ciderworks.
Start your morning at Heritage Bakery & Café with a delicious cinnamon bun or more hearty fare. Walk across Main Street and behind the Virginia Quilt Museum to the Turner Pavilion to enjoy Harrisonburg’s Farmers Market offering fresh produce, local baked goods and crafts Saturdays year round 8 – 1. Take your picture by the adjacent LOVE statue. Stop by Shenandoah Bicycle Company to rent a bike. Try one of their smoothies or acai bowls in the Pulp Café while you are there. Enjoy cycling nearby in Harrisonburg’s Hillandale Park and Rocktown Bike Trails offering beginner, intermediate and advanced singletrack. Discover why Harrisonburg is a recognized International Mountain Bicycling bronze level cycling center. After a day of activity enjoy relaxing at one of five local wineries: CrossKeys, Bluestone, Brix & Columns, Marceline and The Purple WOLF Vineyard at White Oak Lavender Farm. Visit the Purple Wolf tasting room on the Lavender Deck to enjoy a lovely view of the lush countryside or browse for lavender items in their Lavender shop. Dine al fresco at the original Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint. While dining on their patio enjoy the surrealist mural highlighting the Shenandoah Valley which stretches almost the full length of the building. After dinner visit Kline’s a local favorite since 1943 to sample their ice cream flavor of the month.
Early risers can start the day at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum which opens at 8 a.m. with miles of trails. Walk through the stone labyrinth for silent meditation. Plan to have brunch at the new Magpie Diner offering delicious morning buns and chocolate croissants as well as a full breakfast. Challenge yourself to another Traipse tour as a way to explore Downtown Harrisonburg further and learn more about the history of the area. Grab your hiking shoes and venture to the edge of the George Washington Forest to enjoy Harrisonburg’s Riven Rock Park and an easy hike along a lovely stream. Drive just a but further along Route 33 where Virginia meets West Virginia for a beautiful more strenuous hike to High Knob Fire Tower Lookout. Before heading home stop for one last meal in Downtown Harrisonburg enjoy popular or gourmet Korean inspired dishes at Mashita or Indonesian food at Boboko Café with limited outdoor seating and discover why Harrisonburg is known for international cuisine.