Things to Do in Shenandoah + The Blue Ridge Mountains

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Pamper your palate tasting the award-winning wines at this winery and hotel, owned by northern Italians; then take in the views of the Blue Ridge... Read More

The Warehouse District shop sells flirty silk tops and Frye boots. Read More

On summer Saturdays, take in concerts at the outdoor amphitheater. Read More

A dimly lit college watering hole. Read More

For more than 40 years, folks have flocked here for hand-rubbed, air-cured meats. Sandwiches are piled high with silky slices; pick up a bone-in whole... Read More

The music scene was fertile here B.D.M.B.—that is, before the Dave Matthews Band, which formed in Charlottesville in the early 1990s. These days,... Read More

Chuck Miller turns corn into Virginia Lightning, using an old family recipe and one of the state’s only legal moonshine stills. Read More

Cross Country International, which plans deluxe horseback adventures in Ireland, Peru, and beyond, recently introduced its first trip in Virginia: the... Read More

Artisanal cheese from nearby farms Read More

Floyd might have a lunch counter, but it’s best known for its music: Friday nights at the Floyd Country Store, a “jamboree” of... Read More

Take ahalf-day ride to 2,310-foot Kennedy Peak, overlooking other Blue Ridge peaks to the east. The excursion comes with a brown-bag lunch. Read More

A network of self guided tours takes in four key Civil War battlefields. Read More

Located in Rappahannock County, Virginia, this small, family-run vineyard was founded in 2004. Owned by Bill and Aleta Saccuta Gadino, who began making... Read More

The shop spikes its ganache bonbons with ancho chile and candied ginger. Read More

Follow in George Washington’s footsteps with a visit to the grounds where his boyhood home once stood. Read More

The shop stocks dresses by Alice + Olivia and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Read More

Luxuriate in the 98-degree waters of the hot spring–fueled Jefferson Pools, established in 1761. Read More

Small children will love visiting for a 20-minute paddock ride on a friendly pony ($10). Read More

Visit the grand plantation home of George Washington's sister Betty, just across the Rappahannock River from Ferry Farms, Washington's boyhood home. ... Read More

Patricia Kluge, an heiress and philanthropist, entered Virginia's wine game in 1999, and the estate was initially dismissed by many critics as a lark... Read More

A hive of shops perfect for supplying a picnic basket. Read More

Slumber in good conscience at the certified-green B&B, tucked in the hills near Floyd. The homey farmhouse has views of the garden and the rolling... Read More

in 1770, Jefferson sold some of the land surrounding Monticello, his sprawling Palladian home up in the hills just outside Charlottesville, to an... Read More

The just-opened Mountfair Vineyards focuses on small-batch, Bordeaux-style blends. Read More

The music scene was fertile here B.D.M.B.—that is, before the Dave Matthews Band, which formed in Charlottesville in the early 1990s. These days,... Read More

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