The Best Things to do in Lexington VA This Summer

Lexington, VA, is just one of the many charming small towns worth exploring in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. There are plenty of great things to do in Lexington, VA, not least of which is enjoying the breathtaking natural scenery here in the valley. Moreover, given that our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast is situated between the exciting cities of Lexington and Staunton, VA, it’s the perfect home base for your getaways this summer.

Steeles Tavern Manor is a unique property in the Shenandoah Valley. Our Bed and Breakfast offers five traditional guest rooms in the manor house and five luxurious and private cabins spaced out across our 50-acre property. Our Shenandoah Valley, an adults-only retreat, offers the perfect place to slow down for a few days, put your feet up, and enjoy the view.

We love to say we’re in the “middle of it all” because it’s true. We are minutes from all the great things to do in Lexington, VA, but we’re also near the exciting town of Staunton, just six miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and only minutes from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. From here, the charming rural communities and breathtaking scenery of the Shenandoah Valley are at your fingertips. Book your room at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast today!

The Chapel at the Washington and Lee University of one of the top things to do in Lexington, VA

Great Things to do in Lexington, VA This Summer

There are so many fun things to do in Lexington, VA, and we’re lucky to be situated so near such a great city. Lexington is the county seat for Rockbridge County. Running right through the heart of the area is Route 11, one of the state’s most historic thoroughfares. From the historic streets of downtown Lexington to the stunning scenery along Route 11 (aka “Wilderness Road”), you’ll find plenty of great things to do in Lexington, VA.

Below, you’ll find 10 of our favorite things to do in Lexington. 

  1. One of our favorite things to do in Lexington, VA, is to simply stroll downtown’s charming, historic streets, admiring the 18th and 19th-century architecture.
  2. While you enjoy the beauty of downtown, make sure to squeeze in some shopping – it’s one of the bests things to do in Lexington, VA! You won’t find chain or national brand stores here!
  3. Another great thing to do in downtown Lexington is to explore the numerous art galleries that call this town home. Galleries worth visiting include Artists in Cahoots, Nelson Fine Art Gallery, Cabell Gallery, and Earth, Fire, and Spirit Pottery.
  4. Visit the Stonewall Jackson House Museum, the former home of Gen. Thomas Jackson, which has been carefully restored to its historic state.
  5. If you want to learn more about the history of this charming town, book the Haunted Tales Ghost Tours.
  6. If ghost tours aren’t for you, how about a charming carriage ride through town? Lexington Carriage Company offers narrated tours.
  7. Take a break in the heat of the summer afternoons at Heliotrope Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, or Brew Ridge Taps,
  8. Lexington, VA is a college town, home to the Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University. Both universities house museums and a stop on campus to take a look around is one of the top things to do in Lexington, VA.
  9. Visit the Oak Grove Cemetery, where Stonewall Jackson and nearly 3,000 others are buried.
  10. Though it’s not strictly something to do “in” Lexington, we’d be remiss to talk about this charming city without mentioning the incredible natural surroundings – home to places like Natural Bridge State Park, House Mountain, and the James River. There are endless opportunities for exploration here, and this, without a doubt, is one of the best things to do in Lexington, VA!

Our beautiful pool at our shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakast is itself one of the best things to do in Lexington, VA

The Best Place to Stay Near Lexington, VA

These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg for all the fun things to do in Lexington, VA. Though we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t want to do much other than relax around the pool and enjoy the property at our luxurious Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast, exploring all of these fun things to do in Lexington, VA is a great way to take a break and stretch your legs.

Our historic Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast sits on 50 stunning acres in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Inside the manor, you’ll find five luxuriously appointed guest rooms, each with plenty of modern amenities, like gas or electric fireplaces, private en-suite baths with double Jacuzzi tubs, large ones walk-in showers, and more. We also offer five luxurious cabins, three of which we’ve built over the last couple of years.

This summer, we invite you to enjoy the best of the Shenandoah Valley and to experience how genuinely restful a getaway with us can be. Book your room at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast today!

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