Famous Harrisonburgers

One of the joys of Harrisonburg is that it retains the charm of a sleepy southern town but adds the dynamism of a small city full of adventure and ideas. That has been a winning combination, laying a foundation that has propelled many of our citizens to the top of their fields.

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Top 9 Things to Do When You’re Stuck Inside

Harrisonburg and the surrounding area is a destination with world-class scenery, a wonderland for sports enthusiasts of all kinds: bikers, hikers, anglers, and others find their groove here in the great out-of-doors. The average rainfall for Harrisonburg is 36.41” per year, with the most in July (4.02”) and the least in February (2.2”). The 2018 spring and summer season, however, had an exceptional number of rainy days. So what do you do when you’ve planned to spend the day outside, and it rains on your parade?

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Perfect Summer Getaway

Summer vacations are a break from the hassles of daily life and from the same old routines. And once you’ve found your perfect vacation spot, you don’t want to spend hours waiting in line or finding that everyone else in the world has found your special...

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Six Ways to Go Local this May!

May is on the cusp of summer, and with most of the students from the area’s three colleges gone until fall, things are a bit less hectic in the ‘Burg. But folks here still find plenty to do, and visitors and guests are more than welcome to join right in—after all, it’s our nature to be friendly!

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From Blossoms to Brews

Spring is a time of renewal, and the Friendly City is branching out in new ways from old roots firmly grounded in local history and tradition.  Maybe that singular blend of an established past mixed with innovation is one reason why Harrisonburg  tops the...

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Reddish Knob Has Some of the Most Astonishing Views

One of the tallest peaks in Virginia, Reddish Knob stands at 4,397 feet amid the George Washington National Forest. Most travelers in Harrisonburg are interested in visiting this site to experience the unparalleled 360-degree views from the summit. Whether you’re a hiker, biker, or just looking to take the Reddish Knob drive, you’ll be amazed by this part of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Shamrock Races

Family members of all ages can stretch their muscles and celebrate St. Patrick's Day by joining the Harrisonburg Shamrock 5K Run and the Pot of Gold Kid's Fun Run, both held at Hillandale Park on March 17th. Whatever your age or level of experience, these...

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Foodies, Families and Festivals

March in the Shenandoah Valley is sometimes a tease, as variable temperatures might bring drifts of spring blossoms or snowflakes in the same week. Snowdrops were blooming right on schedule in early February at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, and a few...

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Crush Friday: Your Mini-Vacation Guide to Harrisonburg

Did you know that every year Americans leave about 662 million paid vacation days on the table? This month, Virginia is for Lovers ventured to Harrisonburg, one of the best-kept secrets in the Shenandoah Valley. The home of James Madison University, Harrisonburg could easily fall into the “college town” mold, but instead the region has become a leader in supporting local business, outdoor sports, and community ideals. Harrisonburg welcomes visitors to easily explore the city center, with tons of free parking, a walkable downtown area, and boutique shops filled with locally made goods, food, and just about anything else you’re looking for.

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Harrisonburg With Teenagers!

So, you’re coming to Harrisonburg with teenagers in tow. What now? Keeping teens occupied while giving yourself something of the vacation you were so looking forward to can be a challenge. But Harrisonburg offers a variety of shops and entertainment venues that can fill your days with fun and relaxation for everyone. Here are some ideas you can tailor to fit your teens’ interests and perhaps expose them to some new activities.

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