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February 15, 2017

Every dreaming traveler has a bucket list of things to accomplish before, well, kicking the bucket. Hiking the Appalachian Trail is on many lists, and we can help you mark it off, as well as introduce you to things you didn’t even know you wanted to do. And, we can do it cheap with a special Orlando to SHD $99 non-stop flight.

When you arrive to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave, Virginia, you’ll be greeted by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the home of Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail. Hike a portion and appreciate the history, the experience, and the views.

Waynesboro canoeing

Below, the Shenandoah River is teeming with trout and tubers. It’s the ideal place to cool off in summer months, though we’d venture a guess that our definition of hot will be a pleasant change for you. Casting a line or floating the day away through Shenandoah County are favorite pastimes and a rite of passage for those seeking solitude in the Shenandoah Valley. Don’t try to bring your kayak along; we have outfitters for that.

Fun-filled days of hiking, fishing, floating, biking… they all call for one thing: craft beer. Fortunately, you’re in the basket of plenty. From Harrisonburg south to Lexington, the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail features 13 breweries. Harrisonburg north to Winchester yields four more on the Shenandoah Spirits Trail. Wineries and cideries are along the way, too.

The Shack

Foodies love the Shenandoah Valley. Our chefs are James Beard Award nominees, our restaurants consistently receive praise from national critics, and the meals are handcrafted with locally-sourced ingredients. When you enjoy a meal at one of our farm-to-fork hot spots like The Shack in Staunton, The Joshua Wilton House in Harrisonburg, or The Green Leaf Grill in Waynesboro, you’re tasting the hard work of Shenandoah Valley farmers.  If you’re into the actual farms, look into Fields of Gold.  You’ll appreciate your meal even more after you’ve seen the farm fields it took root in.

You might be surprised to learn that culture abounds in the Shenandoah Valley. City centers are home to actors, musicians, and artists. Their influence appears in our events calendar, and sometimes in local cocktail menus. Their art forms pair well with our award-winning wine, of which we have an abundance.

The affordable $99 non-stop flight from Orlando is only available for purchase until March 31, but you can fly any time before September 30. That’s plenty of time to plan out scenic drives, must-eats, wine and beer tours, best places to stay, and things to see and do. In the meantime, we’ll save you a spot by the river in the Shenandoah Valley, a place formed by mountains and fueled by adrenaline.

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