Shenandoah National Park is about 75 miles west of Washington DC, the nearest major city. It’s also not especially far from Charlottesville and Richmond in Virginia. Unlike many national parks, Shenandoah’s location right near a few different population centers makes it a great place for locals to get away for a weekend when they get […]
There are plenty of reasons why people visit Shenandoah National Park, especially those interested in nature. Shenandoah is one of the nation’s oldest national parks, dating back to the 1930s. It’s also one of the most beautiful. Perched on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a section of the Appalachians, the park features jaw-dropping views […]
The cost of getting into Shenandoah National Park can vary. Standard park entrance fees are $30 for a vehicle, $25 for a rider on a motorcycle, and $15 for an individual person on a bike or on foot. This fee will cover everyone in the vehicle for seven days, so you can come back later […]
While some people prefer to camp overnight and really explore the area, there’s also plenty you can do at Shenandoah National Park in one day. Our suggestion for a day trip is to just make your way down Skyline Drive and stop at the overlooks throughout the day. Skyline Drive runs all the way through […]
It’s tough to pick the prettiest part of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, but there are a few overlooks that stand out above the rest. At over 100 miles long, Skyline Drive has 70+ overlooks along the way, and each of them offers a pretty terrific view of the valley below. You could easily […]
Tours are one of the best ways to introduce yourself to the city. Once you take one, you'll have a better idea of what you'd like to explore a bit deeper. We recommend visiting Colonial Williamsburg's art museums, witnessing a couple of the historic trades, and ending your day with an evening program.