A Trip to Harrisonburg, VA, is One of the Best Weekend Getaways From DC

Living in the nation’s capital is great, but sometimes you just want to get away! Have you been to Harrisonburg, VA, yet? It’s a fun and convenient place to visit. One trip and we bet you’ll want to plan several weekend getaways from DC to this beautiful area. Harrisonburg boasts the fantastic scenery of the Shenandoah Valley, plenty of things to do in and around town, and inspiring, relaxing places to stay. You can’t miss out on an experience like this! Plan one of the best weekend getaways from DC!

As you’re making plans, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide for the best ideas for things to do in the area! At By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, we want you to experience the very best our area has to offer. So, download it today!

One of the Best Weekend Getaways from DC

Less than a two and a half hour drive, Harrisonburg, VA, is the perfect place to plan long weekend trips from DC. With the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, as well as many things to do, this will be one trip you can’t wait to plan. The following is just a sampling of the many great things to do in Harrisonburg. 

What to Do During Weekend Getaways from DC for Couples

Start your trip planning by scheduling all the fun activities you want to do in Harrisonburg. Whether it’s a getaway for the whole family, you and your significant other, or just yourself, there are plenty of great things to do here. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the Luray Caverns. There, you can find some of the most beautiful natural sights in all of the Shenandoah Valley. Accompanied by Shenandoah Valley history, these caverns are the most popular in eastern America.

If you love to hike, head on over to one of the beautiful Shenandoah hiking trails. With over 500 miles of hiking paths throughout its expanse of forests, you will find hidden treasures throughout this beautiful scenery. Fox Hollow Trail, Overall Run Falls, and Mill Prong-Rapidan Camp are all great choices. These beautiful trails and the sights you’ll see will take your breath away!

Where to Eat

After a day full of enjoyment, it is time to fill up on some delicious food. Check out some of our favorites! You won’t want to skip out on the delicious cuisine you’ll find in Harrisonburg’s up-and-coming foodie scene!

Where to Stay for Your Weekend Getaways from DC

Whether you need a place to crash after a fun day exploring Shenandoah Valley, or you just want to focus on creating a relaxing getaway, By the Side of the Road has you covered. We like to think that our property is the perfect place to sit back and relax. Once you’ve checked in, you’ll experience pampering and total serenity. From wandering the beautiful grounds on the 9-acre property to enjoying a massage in your room, to simply staying in your pajamas for an in-room breakfast, you’ll forget the stress of everyday city life while you’re with us. Our romantic bed and breakfast is perfect for last-minute weekend getaways from DC, too!