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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
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“The Inn has been featured in several national and international newspapers including The Washington Post[2] and The New York Times.[3] It was the first establishment to ever receive five stars for both its accommodations and its cuisine in the Mobil Travel Guide, a distinction that it still maintains. * dinner reservations recommended .... located in Washington, Va (known locally as Little Washington)”
  • 21 locals recommend
Trail
“Our favorite Hike. We like going up and back vs around the full loop. Go early and enjoy the views!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“This place is awesome. Do a tasting or just order cocktails. It's just across the parking lot from penn druid brewery so you get a twofer. There's outdoor seating in the back next to a bubbling little river. They give incredible tours and the whiskey is fantastic. You'll definitely want to take a bottle or two home. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Good food & drink, reasonable, indoor & outdoor (covered deck) dining options. Sunday brunch, lunches and dinners.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“English-style tavern with a wide selection of food, some nice outdoor space and a friendly bar. About 15 minutes away.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Winery
“A fascinating winery along 211 along the way to Skyline Drive. “The Gray Ghost” was the nickname given to John Singleton Mosby, a brilliant Confederate Cavalry Battalion Commander during the Civil War. He was cunning and daring and his tactics are still studied today. The winery is a museum of Civil War paintings and memorabilia dedicated to Mosby and his Rangers. If you like history and good wine, you will probably enjoy this winery. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Narmada Winery is located in scenic Rappahannock County, VA, just one hour west of Washington, DC. Shenandoah National Park and Luray Caverns are nearby attractions.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome brick oven pizza place. Fantastic service and great views. There's a fancy pants restaurant and cocktail bar next door too. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great selection of local brews. Order pizza from RPK and enjoy it at the brewery. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to shop
“A bit of a drive from Culpeper, but we are members of this winery because their wines are amazing, owners are great and the grounds are very nice. It's a California style vineyard, as the owners are from that state and had a family winery there.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of Virginia's best state parks! With tons of trails for hiking and biking, Shenandoah River access, a zipline company on site, and an amazing Visitor's Center, you can't go wrong stopping in here.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for brunch or dinner and strolling around the town of Washington after your meal.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This is the closest of several local river outfitters--located just over a 20 minute drive from the Farmhouse, the folks at Downriver can get you set up with everything you need for a day of canoeing or tubing on the Shenandoah.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for everything: breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar and live music on Friday and Saturday night . ”
  • 5 locals recommend
National Park
“Nearest of the 4 entry points to Skyline Drive within Shenandoah Nat'l Park. East of Luray off of Hwy 211. GPS Coordinates: 38.660959, -78.320761”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“Lively, friendly, often offers music during the day, great bar, dog-friendly, nice deck and picnic areas, good wines.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Good food & drink, reasonable, indoor & outdoor (covered deck) dining options. Sunday brunch, lunches and dinners.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Gastropub
“English-style tavern with a wide selection of food, some nice outdoor space and a friendly bar. About 15 minutes away.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome brick oven pizza place. Fantastic service and great views. There's a fancy pants restaurant and cocktail bar next door too. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for brunch or dinner and strolling around the town of Washington after your meal.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for everything: breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar and live music on Friday and Saturday night . ”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“ Three Blacksmiths serves a fixed weekly dinner menu of local, seasonal, handcrafted foods from Rappahannock County, Virginia and nearby. We serve dinner on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm by online reservation. The elegant space with its open hearth and kitchen, comfortable seating and lavish wood finishes makes for a cozy, intimate dining experience. With just 20 seats and one seating time, the restaurant is yours for the evening. ..located in Sperryville, Va”
  • 5 locals recommend

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