A Comfortable and Memorable Tour around Waynesboro's Best Attractions
Be it a Historical Landmark or a Water Theme Park, these Attractions are Some of the Region's Best
Waynesboro is located near many important historical landmarks which were important to the country's Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley which includes the Shenandoah National Park and Norfolk Southern Railway. Suffice to say, as a result, tourism is part of Waynesboro's economic backbone. The city's growth was a slow but steady one seeing new attractions built around the city's historical center. To this day, there are remaining buildings that are reminiscent of a completely different era, including Plumb House, which is, today, a seasonal museum.
The city's tourist attractions are often used for special corporate and private events. For instance, it is always fun to hold a kid's birthday party at an attraction like Virginia Discovery Museum and Massanutten Resort Water Park. There are also events and festivals held all year round at attractions like Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Wayne Theater Alliance 'Gateway', Augusta County Railroad Museum and field trips to Wintergreen Resort. If you are visiting Waynesboro in a group for a tour or organizing a group event in the city, give US Coachways a call right now to find out more about promotional packages for a charter bus, tour bus, mini bus, school bus, party bus and other ground transportation that are suitable for your event. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Visiting Waynesboro, VA - Things to do and Exciting Events to Check out
Some of the following historical points of interest, outdoor attractions, recreational parks and shopping destinations are considered the region's best. So, here is a quick roundup about which attraction to bring the charter bus to during your visit.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Regardless of your age and preference when it comes to recreational activities, we are sure you can find something fun to do with your friends and family during your visit. For one, you can organize a kid-friendly trip out to Virginia Discovery Museum in Charlottesville, a 30 minute drive away from Waynesboro, VA. Kids will the opportunity to learn while playing dress-up, test out a pipe organ and also play pretend on a miniature pirate ship. For outdoor recreation, why not bring the charter bus to A Dream Come True Playground in Harrisonburg instead? It is a popular attraction among local residents, families and foreign visitors alike simply because the attraction includes playground facilities in this spacious theme park and a large pavilion for events and festivals. Another fantastic attraction to consider adding to your itinerary is Massanutten Resort Water Park, less than an hour's drive away in McGaheysville, VA. This famous water theme park also has an indoor complex and rides like lazy river, slides and specialized children's area. When it is time for the grownups to have some fun, we think it would make a splendid idea to have a party at River City Art and Wine, a local wine-maker and diner or try to catch the latest movie at the modern Zeus Digital Theater, one of the best in the region, according to some visitors; an alternative would be Visulite Cinema in Staunton. Group activities are always fun when it is held at Wayne Lane, a renowned bowling alley with party packages and special discounts on specific days of the week.
- Arts & Cultural — If you are visiting Waynesboro for the first time, here's a suggestion....make a quick stop at Staunton Public Library and print out information about some of the region's best attractions. This will definitely save you some time and effort during your trip. The P Buckley Moss Museum is a fantastic place to visit for those who are looking for affordable and creative gifts to purchase while Shenandoah Valley Art Center will give off a very creative, eclectic feel from the very moment you step foot into its building. It features some gorgeous artwork from artists from around the region as well as touring exhibits in the form of paintings, photographs, jewelry, assemblage, including unique objects made out made out of wood and clay. If you have a free weekend during your visit, we think catching a performance from local talents at Wayne Theater Alliance 'Gateway' is a cool way to spend a couple of hours. In the meantime, only 30 minutes drive away is University of Virginia Art Museum, with more than 13,000 exhibits with the African art and Native American art theme. You will also get to learn about fascinating paintings and pictures sourced from various parts of Europe too.
- Restaurants & Shopping — For those who are planning a party or group celebration, look up the beer tasting sessions and brewery tours offered by Seven Arrows Brewing Company; guests are often made to feel comfortable, relaxed and at home. There are also various retail outlets that sells affordable, unique and eco-friendly fashion items and it includes Mariah Amine Couture or charming home decorative items from stores like It's A Country Thing. There are more opportunities to do some people-watching at Historic Downtown Mall, a shopping center located along tree-lined streets and historical city center where there are also countless restaurants, diners and cafes all around. Looking for something specific? Try the Elvis' Memphis hot dog from The Boardwalk Cafe on Jefferson Highway, fresh sushi and sashimi from Osaka III Japanese, authentic, delicious burgers from The Tailgate Grill or grab your burrito or chipotle from Kfecito Cafe and Burritos and if you are craving for some Italian food, check out Scotto's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria along W Broad Street.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — With an Arnold Palmer Signature Course and the world's first “Green Golf Trail” in the area, golf is a big lure for visitors, as are college sports. Home of the University of Virginia's Cavaliers football team, the 61,500-seat Scott Stadium this is the oldest active football stadium in Virginia. The John Paul Jones Arena hosts the school’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.
- Historic Sites & Landmarks — There is much history in many parts of Waynesboro but we think a trip to Augusta County Railroad Museum is a must if you are a history or train lover! This attraction never fails to impress the young and old alike; the exhibits are all pretty self-explanatory and there are open houses twice a month. The Frontier Culture Museum is more than just a historical site because there are scenic trails for hiking, walking and jogging all around. As they hike through the trails, stories from the 17th, 18th and 19th century will pop up from each specific location. The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum will give you an in-depth look into the life and achievements of former President of the United States and once you are done, stroll along the wonderfully-manicured gardens and remember to take lots of photos.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Fret not if you are an outdoor lover, picture yourself doing some horseback riding at Star B Stables in downtown Staunton where you can take the horses out on a trail ride or take up a quick riding lessons, if you are a beginner. As an alternative, do check out Hermitage Hill Farms and Stables which is sometimes used for horseback riding lessons, scenic trail rides, group events and weddings. The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a 1982 emergency recuperating center for injured native wildlife; it provides training for those who are interested in learning about wildlife rescue missions too. You can also organize a group trip out for some swimming, boating, fishing and hiking at Sherando Lake; there is also skiing, snowboarding, hiking and biking at Wintergreen Resort. Similarly, the 214 acre of wide open space at Gypsy Hill Park is a respite from busy city life where visitors throw caution to the wind and enjoy some rollerblading, swimming and picnicking. The Saunders-Monticello Trail is wheelchair-friendly and stretches for approximately 2 miles along Thomas Jefferson Parkway. Kids and teenagers will surely fall in love with the charm that White Oak Lavender Farm. For the adrenaline junkies in your group, they can organize a day trip to Massanutten Resort for some zip lining and a canopy tour instead. They have a more intimate and kid-friendly Kids' Adventure Course for younger children.
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