Life in Baltimore is as busy as it is fun, but just like any other city, sometimes you need a break. The Ravens aren’t leaving town, the Maryland blue crabs and Old Bay will still be there when you get back, and there’s plenty to do in the nearby cities and states. It’s the perfect time for one of the best weekend getaways from Baltimore. So, pack a bag, grab your sunglasses, and fill up the gas tank. The Shenandoah Valley is one of the best weekend getaways from Baltimore!
While you’re here, you’ll want to take advantage of all our area has to offer. Be sure you make the most of your time in the Shenandoah Valley by downloading our free Vacation Guide! At By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, we want you to have the very best visit. So, download it today!
Why It’s One of the Best Weekend Getaways from Baltimore
Need to trade noise for nature? Head to one of the most scenic locations the East Coast, Shenandoah National Park, located in the Shenandoah Valley, less than three hours from Baltimore. Hike, camp, fish, canoe, raft and more at Shenandoah National Park. You’ll also find the beautiful, historic town of Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley, some of the best vineyards in the state, as well as excellent craft beer, music festivals, and more.
You’ll find an abundance of chances to experience the Blue Ridge Mountains near Harrisonburg. Choose from hiking and biking in Shenandoah Valley National Park or the George Washington National Forest to golf, skiing, and even zip lining. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors here. Where will you start?
Harrisonburg is home to James Madison University which hosts many great shows and acts at the Forbes Center for Performing Arts. There are also a variety of annual events that will pique your interest like the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival and ValleyFest.
From antiques to artisans to retail, Harrisonburg has it all! And, what better way to remember a vacation than to bring a piece of it home with you? You’ll find great antiques around town. Plus, local, downtown Harrisonburg shops offer genuine Shenandoah goods.
The fertile ground of the Shenandoah Valley yields incredible opportunities for agritourism! You’ll love to visit the White Oak Lavender Farm and enjoy the tri-fold experience of Fields of Gold. The countryside awaits you!
Restaurants, Breweries, & Vineyards
In Harrisonburg and around the valley, the best restaurants, breweries, and vineyards offer a distinctly Shenandoah take on all your favorites. You’ve got to try these incredible restaurants, breweries, and vineyards!
Shenandoah Valley Lodging Just 3 Hours from Baltimore
Surrounded by the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg, VA is home to By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages. A beautiful, historic bed and breakfast, By the Side of the Road offers guests the accommodations and atmosphere perfect for days trips from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., or anywhere else in the region. Our rooms and cottages feature amenities including a whirlpool tub, heated shower, flat-panel TVs, queen-size beds and more, depending on the room you book. Stay with us and enjoy the quiet charm of Harrisonburg and the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. It’s easy to see why it’s one of the best weekend getaways from Baltimore. Contact us today to start planning your Shenandoah vacation today.