Waynesboro is the perfect hub for your outdoor weekend getaway! We are just 8 minutes from the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway entrance. Get the best of both worlds: a weekend spent in nature with the comforts of an eclectic mountain town bursting with culinary experiences, arts & culture, and outdoor activities. Check out some of our favorite things to do below and start planning your weekend getaway!


Waynesboro’s naturally beautiful surroundings are amplified by a welcoming culture that loves to share the outdoor experience with enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Turk Mountain Trail (milepost 94.1 on Skyline Drive)

A short hike that’s lightly traveled, Turk Mountain Trail (2.2 miles roundtrip) offers panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Glass Hollow Overlook Hike (milepost 6.0 on BRP)

Set foot on the acclaimed Appalachian Trail for this 1.5-mile wooded hike that leads to an overlook of the Rockfish Valley.

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Fly fishing

Waynesboro offers some of the finest trout fishing in Virginia. The spring-fed South River flows right through downtown Waynesboro and lures anglers to catch trophy-size rainbow and brown trout.

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Humpback Rocks Hike (milepost 6.0 on BRP)

One of the most popular hikes on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks asks hikers to make a thigh-burning one-mile vertical trek but rewards them with breathtaking views of the Shenandoah and Rockfish valleys.

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Sherando Lake Hike

Dubbed “the jewel of the Blue Ridge,” Sherando Lake offers a beautiful setting for hiking through George Washington National Forest. The White Rock Gap Trail (2.5 miles one-way) starts at the Upper Lake and rises gently to join with the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Unique craft brewing experiences await you—from a kombucha taproom to a renovated brass foundry to a working horse farm.

Blue Ridge Bucha

Home of one of the first kombucha taprooms on the East Coast, Waynesboro’s own Blue Ridge Bucha carefully crafts its kombucha from Blue Ridge Mountain water and organic ingredients. Sip, sample, and relish each of the fruit or flower flavors—then get a refillable bottle to go.

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Seven Arrows

The relaxed vibe at Seven Arrows Brewing may flow from the Native American blessing for which it was named or from the many locals that gather here as at a favorite pub. You can unwind even more on Saturdays with their yoga class—followed by beer, of course.

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Stable Craft Brewing

This working farm brewery gives beer enthusiasts a bucolic landscape with extras such as Pints and Ponies, on-farm lodging, and private igloo rental during cold weather.

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Basic City

A natural spring pumps a million gallons of artesian water for use in the brewery’s award-winning beers. The brewery, housed in a former brass foundry, offers live music events, a retro “barcade,” and hammocks out back.

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Arts & Culture Experiences

Arts come alive in Waynesboro with visual art events and live performances of dance, theater, and music.

Street Art / Murals

The annual Virginia Street Arts Festival, which takes place each fall in Waynesboro, has transformed a handful of buildings into artist’s easels, showcasing the talent of graffiti artists and muralists alike. Find the art on Main Street, North Commerce, and at Basic City Beer Co.

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center

Discover local artists at Shenandoah Valley Art Center’s rotating art exhibits and world-class artisan gift shop.

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Wayne Theatre

Built in 1926 as a vaudeville theater, the Wayne Theatre underwent massive renovations before reopening in 2016 as a state-of-the-art performance venue that welcomes national acts, educational programming, regional theater, and live music to its stage.

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Culinary Experiences

The abundance of the Shenandoah Valley lends itself to a range of food and beverage options with chef-led events, locally sourced menus, cool coffee shops, and craft beverages rounding out the eclectic dining scene.

The Heritage on Main

Head to Heritage for craft cocktails, entrees from farm and sea, and urban ambience. Weekend brunch offers Southern favorites alongside beer-inspired shandies.

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Hops Kitchen

Tantalizing flavors come from Hops Kitchen, where globally influenced dishes meet beer infusions from Basic City Beer Co. Top sellers include Shomai, Pierogies, and Smoked Pork Nachos with Beer Cheese—recently recognized in Food Network’s 50 States of Nachos!

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Farmhaus Coffee Co.

Richmond’s own Blanchard’s Coffee, homemade pastries, and locally sourced salads and sandwiches make Farmhaus a delectable place for refreshment. The open, sunlit rooms expand in warmer weather to include an outdoor patio.

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Places to Stay

From hotels to award-winning bed and breakfasts to camping options close to the great outdoors, Waynesboro accommodations never disappoint.

Residence Inn

At the end of your day, soak in the hot tub or relax by the firepit while staying in Residence Inn’s spacious suites with the comfort and functionality of home.

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Best Western Plus

Repeatedly voted a Shenandoah Valley favorite, Best Western welcomes its guests with updated rooms, mountain views, full breakfast, and a saltwater pool.

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Belle Hearth B&B

From its fireplaces to its wraparound porch, Belle Hearth offers Victorian comfort within walking distance of historic downtown Waynesboro.

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Iris Inn

Majestically seated atop a knoll of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Iris Inn offers guests an atmosphere of warm luxury alongside unparalleled views of the Shenandoah Valley.

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