To explore all that Harrisonburg has to offer, get the scoop from locals. Our blog is carefully crafted to provide a variety of relevant information about Harrisonburg: from trip ideas, to upcoming events, local college information, activity guides, insight on town happenings, and more. Find relevant information here to make the most out of your trip to Harrisonburg. Our blog provides ideas on how to spend your time when you are in the area. If you are looking for outdoor excursions, take a look at our hiking blog for favorite local spots. Want to know about the night-life you can find that here as well. Visiting James Madison University (JMU) or Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) or Bridgewater College you can learn how to make the most of your visit. Harrisonburg is Friendly By Nature!

Ways to Play in Harrisonburg, VA

Looking for fun, engaging activities for your family to enjoy this holiday season? Gather together at one of Harrisonburg’s bowling alleys, arcades, or sports venues for a memorable bonding experience. From cosmic bowling to classic arcade games, to nerf wars and...

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African American Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg’s African American community has a long and rich history. Today there are numerous sites that bear witness to this history and the contributions of African Americans past and present, from the Lucy Simms Center to the Ralph Sampson Park, to The 150...

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Holiday Shopping In Harrisonburg

From laptops, cell phones and gaming consoles to craft beer, hand-made jewelry and everything in-between including fly fishing gear and cycling accessories Harrisonburg is the place for holiday shopping.
Where else can you shop for everyone on your list and avoid huge crowds? For those who prefer to shop online there is a surprising array of choices from the Virginia Quit Museum gift shop to Snow & Ice Christmas Shop and Shirley’s Popcorn.

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10 Reasons to Visit Harrisonburg Right Now

Fall is an amazing time to visit Harrisonburg, VA. Get lost on a scavenger hunt or hike a secluded mountain trail, sip chardonnay at a local vineyard or pick apples at a local farm and enjoy Harrisonburg’s relaxed, friendly atmosphere and small town charm. Businesses are concerned for your welfare and many have taken Harrisonburg’s Pledge Affirming Trusted Hospitality. Here are 10 reasons to visit Harrisonburg right now although it would be easy to list more than 10!

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