A Front Royal Adventure is Waiting for You

08/17/2017
STUDENT TRAVEL

Here in Front Royal, life has a happiness to it. The breathtaking views of the mountain ranges, the tranquility of the Shenandoah River flowing through our town, and the natural caverns all pull together to create an incredible landscape that beckons to be explored. And from Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park to river rafting and canoeing, cave tours, horseback riding, camping, and hiking, Front Royal is prepared to help with wherever your adventure takes you!

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Come and explore our Main Street, rich with antique shops, boutique shopping, and tasty dining. Stop into our Visitors Center, our historic train station, where our friendly staff would love to assist you during your trip. Take a step back in time, when you visit the rich history of our county at Ivy Lodge, Balthis House, Belle Boyd’s Cottage, and the Laura Virginia Hale Archives. Enjoy the incredible wineries and distilleries around us, as you taste the wonderful vintages that the valley holds. Join our town in one of the many vibrant, fun-filled festivals and concerts we hold each year, packed with food, vendors, live entertainment and something fun for everyone.

Front Royal welcomes you to stay and enjoy the wonders!    

Play Outside

Fly through the forest at speeds up to 40 miles per hour, with Virginia Canopy Tours. Take a hike on the Appalachian Trail, which runs right outside of Front Royal. Or enjoy one of the many activities on the Shenandoah River. From rafting to canoeing, from tubing to paddle boarding, we have something for each adventurer!

Festival Fun

All through the year we have incredible festivals planned for our visitors. The Wine and Craft, Brew and Blues, and Virginia Air show all draw crowds from many states. The Christmas Parade is great family fun. And if you love music, the Appaloosa Music Festival, with more then 30 different bands playing, is just incredible!

From Deep In the Caverns

As one of the only places on Earth where rare Anthodites are displayed, the guided tour in Skyline Caverns is as impressive as it is educational. From deep in the earth, enjoy a tour given year-round by the cavern’s knowledgeable staff. The Mirror Maze and a train ride will round out a day of fun for anyone. 

To High on the Mountains

Enjoy the majestic views while driving Skyline Drive, through Shenandoah National Park. Stop into one of the two Visitors Centers, and be immersed in a riveting Ranger presentation. Savor the hospitality of Big Meadows and Skyline Lodges, with custom Blackberry Ice Cream Pie. Skyline Drive is sure to delight all ages.

Enjoying the Town

Our Main Street area holds something for everyone to savor. With antiques and boutique shopping, a bakery and confectionary, wine, coffee and tea shops, it’s a delight to browse. At the end the day, enjoy a meal at one of our many incredible locally-owned restaurants. We guarantee there is something to please each palette.

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