Do You Want To Know the Best Time to Visit Staunton, VA?

Staunton, Virginia, is a hidden gem located in the Shenandoah Valley.  Often referred to as the “Queen City” it is home to museums, art galleriesaward-winning restaurants, and a historic downtown area. No matter what time of year you stay in Staunton, you can look forward to a fun-filled getaway you’ll never forget. Read on to discover the best time to visit Staunton, VA, for you! 

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Discover the Best Time to Visit Staunton, VA 

With four seasons of fun—it’s never a bad time to visit Staunton, VA! Each season is filled with events, activities, and natural beauty that make it unique. Find your ideal season for a Virginia escape! 

Staunton During Winter 

One of the reasons we love Staunton so much is that we get to fully experience every season. During the winter, we experience chilly temperatures averaging around 45 degrees. The temperature can drop lower than that, and every once in a while you will experience a dazzling snowfall. On average, we receive about 20 inches of snow per year.  

We love a cozy winter vibe! Just because it’s cold out, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop in Staunton. There’s still so much to do! 

Winter Things To Do: 

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Staunton During Spring 

Watch the spring season unfold in the Shenandoah Valley, you can look forward to warmer weather and sunny days (with some occasional rain showers). During the beginning of the season, the temperature is around 50 degrees and gets up to 77 degrees towards the end. 

Celebrate the spring season with an array of exciting activities! 

Spring Things To Do: 

  • Explore Staunton on two wheels with our special “Bike Like a Local Package 
  • Indulge in a delicious wine tasting at a local winery. Our favorites include Ox-Eye Vineyards, Barren Ridge Vineyards, and Rockbridge Vineyards. Barren Ridge Vineyard
  • Stroll the streets of historic downtown Staunton and stop in charming boutiques along the way; some popular spots include Staunton Antiques Center, Made; by the People for the People, and The Book Dragon Shop.  

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Staunton During Summer 

Things start to heat up during the summer in Staunton, and so does the weather! You can expect temperatures in the 80s and 90s.  

The fun never stops in Staunton—especially during the summer. Treat yourself to a much-deserved vacation and enjoy endless adventures. 

Summer Things To Do: 

  • Take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and gaze at the towering mountains and vast valleys. 
  • Treat yourself to a delicious meal at top-notch restaurants in town, such as Byers Street Bistro or Zynodoa Restaurant. 
  • Explore the fascinating Grand Caverns in the nearby town of Grottoes.

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Staunton During Fall fall foliage

As much as we love summertime, there’s nothing like the magic of fall. The weather is warm during the beginning of autumn, with temperatures in the mid-70s. Towards the end of the season, you can expect temperatures around 50 degrees. Check out our tips for visiting in the fall.

People travel from near and far to experience fall in the Shenandoah Valley. Visit us and see for yourself! 

Fall Things To Do: 

  • Go hiking in Shenandoah National Park and gaze at the mesmerizing colors of red, orange, yellow, and green. 
  • Discover more fall foliage at local spots, such as Gypsy Hill Park, Woodrow Park on Sears Hill, and Thornrose Cemetery.  
  • Unwind with a post-dinner beverage in downtown Staunton at BLU Point Seafood, Yelping Dog, or The Green Room. 

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The Best Place To Stay In Staunton, VA 

Welcome Sign at The Blackburn Inn & Conference CenterWhen you’re searching for accommodations in Staunton, look no further than The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center. Our stunning hotel offers 49-beautifully designed guest rooms and suites with unmatched amenities and services. Our amenities include 24-hour concierge service, onsite dining, a wellness center and spa and more. Take a look at our availability and start planning your next visit to the iconic town of Staunton today! 

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