19 Reasons Why Everyone Must Visit Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Lush rolling hills, the soft blue of the horizon, and the fresh mountain air are what make the Shenandoah Valley one of Virginia’s geographical treasures. Nicknamed “the Big Valley,” the Shenandoah Valley stretches along 200 miles of the pristine Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. The area includes Lexington, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Natural Bridge, Luray, Winchester, as well as many other cities and charming towns. Many Virginians call this area home, while some have never visited. Wherever you may fall on this spectrum, you’ll be sure to agree that the following traits are what make Shenandoah Valley truly spectacular.

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What do you think it is that makes the Shenandoah Valley so special?