When someone has a strong urge to travel, we call it wanderlust, but here in Virginia, that feeling’s called WanderLove. If you’re looking to a Virginia road trip to satisfy your yearning for travel, put Front Royal on your itinerary. You’ll find a small town with a big history, outdoor activities ranging from golfing to river tubing, and wineries and gourmet restaurants for when you’re ready to relax. Read on to find out why Front Royal is the road trip stop you’ll want to prolong.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
All road trippers need a chance to get out the car, get some exercise, and breathe the fresh air. If you’re in search of outdoor adventure, you won’t find a town that’s better located than Front Royal. Situated at the northern entrance to Shenandoah National Park, Front Royal is the threshold to almost unlimited hiking, camping, and rock climbing excursions.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for an aquatic adventure to keep you cool, you can find one on the Shenandoah River, as it winds its way through Front Royal. Fishing enthusiasts will find plenty of great fishing spots. Or contact one of our fun and friendly local outfitters to plan your perfect canoeing or floating trip on the river. Front Royal is known as the Canoe Capital of Virginia. You’ll find the best canoeing in the state right here!
Play Front Royal’s Golf Courses
Golf enthusiasts shouldn’t forget to put their clubs in the car if Front Royal is on the road trip! You can experience the stunning scenery that surrounds Front Royal, all while playing your favorite sport. Check out Front Royal’s golf courses today to see why Front Royal is becoming a destination for golf lovers from all over Northern Virginia and beyond.
Explore Historic Front Royal
You’ll want to carve out some time from all the outdoor fun to explore the quaint town of Front Royal and check out some of our local history. Enjoy a stroll down historic Main Street, taking a break to sip on a coffee or explore an antique store. Or for a deeper dive into history check out some of Front Royal’s historic sites, such as the Belle Boyd Cottage or the Balthis House. Civil War enthusiasts should take themselves on the Front Royal Civil War Driving Tour to make sure they don’t miss out on any of the fascinating history around our town.
Front Royal’s Food and Lodging
Finally, when you’re ready to relax, you’ll find gourmet food, Virginia wine and beer, and comfortable lodging all at your fingertips in Front Royal. Spend an afternoon relaxing in the countryside at one of Front Royal’s exquisite wineries. Or grab a bite in town, where you can choose from a huge range of delicious options, including craft microbreweries, cuisines from distant lands, or a wine bar with tapas. If you’re in search of something sweet, try Down Home Comfort Bakery or stop by C & C Frozen Treats for that road trip classic: ice cream.
Don’t Forget to Check Out the LOVEworks
Before you leave Front Royal for your next destination, don’t forget to stop at one of the LOVE signs for a picture. Swing by the downtown gazebo area to take a photo that shows how much you LOVED your time in Front Royal! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #LoveVA!
With outdoor adventure, the Shenandoah River, delicious food, and a historic small town feel, Front Royal is the Virginia destination you want to include on your road trip. We’ll be ready to welcome you when you find your WanderLove in Front Royal, VA!
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