Start your trip by fueling up with lunch at Pizzoco Pizza Parlor. Pizza lovers will love this local gem. Pizzoco offers fresh pizza made from scratch and cooked in their “old school” deck oven. Enjoy one of their seven house pizzas, including the “Hiker’s Special” (pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, red onion, green pepper), or make your own custom pizza. Pizzoco is the perfect spot to start your day.
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After lunch, head just a few streets away to pick up any last-minute hiking gear at Mountain Trails camping and hiking store. Their 4,000 sq ft building is packed with everything you need for your next adventure. Mountain Trails carries over 100 brands of the highest quality, including Patagonia, The North Face, Marmot, Howler Bros, and more!
If you’re a shopping lover, check out some other shops while you’re in town like:
- Bell’s Fine Clothing: Bell’s Fine Clothing has been in business for 91 years, offering high-quality fine clothing for men and women in downtown Winchester.
- Incredible Flying Objects: Perfect for those traveling with kids, this shop offers kites, disc golf, darts, toys and novelties.
- Tin Top Art & Handmade: Tin Top is a gallery and gift shop located in Winchester, VA featuring carefully curated fine art, jewelry, home goods, cards, clothing and more by independent artists and crafters.
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After fueling up and grabbing some last minute supplies, it’s time to start hiking! Head 30 minutes south east towards Bluemont and check out Buzzard Hill via the Appalachian Trail. Buzzard Hill is a 3.4 mile out and back trail that features a stream crossing, two ridge climbs, a unique waterfall, and ruins.
It is important to keep in mind that it is also hunting season in Virginia from November 29 – January 1. Recommended trails (like this one!) are not on designated hunting land, but please make sure you are aware of your surroundings!
Photo Courtesy of Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
After hiking, warm up with a delicious dinner at Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine in downtown Berryville, just 16 minutes away. Sweet Basil Thai is locally owned and offers home-style thai cooking with delicious options like Pad Thai, Pad See Ewe, Pineapple Fried Rice, and Roasted Duck Noodle Soup.
Looking for a different option? Check out the new Homespun by Smith Meadows, right on Main Street in downtown Berryville. This recently opened restaurant offers farm to table signature hotdogs, paninis, and icecream.
Photo Courtesy of WayPoint House B&B
When you’re ready to rest for the night, take a short walk and checkin to Waypoint House B&B. This pet-friendly bed and breakfast in downtown Berryville has limited capacity. Ask for the “Traveler’s Retreat”, which features a large room, a spacious en suite bathroom, and beautiful views of the town.
Looking for another unique bed & breakfast experience? Check out L’Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast for an authentic Provençale experience in a romantic B&B, with gracious service and luxurious guest rooms. This stay is just a few miles away.