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Harrisonburg is an independent city located in the Shenandoah Valley of northwestern Virginia. The estimated population is 40,468. When the slaves of the Shenandoah Valley were freed in 1865, they set up a town near modern-day Harrisonburg called Newtown. This settlement was eventually annexed by the city of Harrisonburg around 1892. Today, the old city of Newtown is still the home of the majority of Harrisonburgs predominantly black churches such as First Baptist and Bethel AME. The Shenandoah Valley is a beautiful, tranquil place, home to many quaint little towns. Harrisonburg, however, is not a "sleepy" town, but a trendy place full of museums, art galleries and locally-owned restaurants. It is home to James Madison University and the 10-block area between the college and the historic downtown was Virginia's first designated Arts & Cultural District. Some of the other attractions include the Harrisonburg Children's Museum, Downtown Harrisonburg Farmers' Market, Harrisonburg Fire Museum and the Crossroads Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center. The city is also home to the region's largest indoor waterpark, four golf courses, an arboretum and botanical garden and the John C. Wells Planetarium, one of the three "total immersion" planetariums in the nation. Harrisonburg hosts the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival in April and the Rockingham County Fair in August.

Surrounding areas: Massanutten Resort, Virginia (6.8 mi), Elkton, Virginia (13.7 mi), Shenandoah, Virginia (14.0 mi), Roaring Run, Virginia (15.1 mi), Quicksburg, Virginia (20.2 mi), Mount Jackson, Virginia (24.7 mi), Stanardsville, Virginia (25.5 mi)

Harrisonburg Vacation Rentals

Harrisonburg Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Affordable Efficiency20 Pleasant HL RdHarrisonburg, VA (540) 432-7992
Candlewood Suites Harrisonburg1560 Country Club RdHarrisonburg, VA (757) 952-0115
Candlewood Suites1560 Country Club RdHarrisonburg, VA (540) 437-1400
Comfort Inn Harrisonburg1440 E Market StHarrisonburg, VA (540) 433-6066
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson27 Covenant DrHarrisonburg, VA (540) 433-2400
Courtyard By Marrott Harrisonburg1890 Evelyn Byrd AveHarrisonburg, VA (540) 432-3031
Hampton Inn85 University BlvdHarrisonburg, VA (540) 432-1111
Holiday Inn Harrisonburg1400 E Market StHarrisonburg, VA (540) 433-2521
Howard Johnson Inn605 PRT Republic RdHarrisonburg, VA (540) 434-6771
Jameson Inn - Harrisonburg1881 Evelyn Byrd AveHarrisonburg, VA (540) 442-1515
Motel 610 Linda LnHarrisonburg, VA (540) 433-6939
Ramada1 Pleasant Valley RdHarrisonburg, VA (540) 434-9981
Shoneys Inn45 Burgess RdHarrisonburg, VA (540) 433-6089
Sleep Inn1891 Evelyn Byrd AveHarrisonburg, VA (540) 433-7100
Super 83330 South Main StHarrisonburg, VA (540) 433-8888
The Village Inn4979 South Valley PikeHarrisonburg, VA (540) 434-7355
Quality Inn Shenandoah Valley162 W Old Cross RdNew Market, VA17.8 mi.(540) 740-3141
Knights Inn70 Lodge Ln I-81 Exit 227Verona, VA18.2 mi.(540) 248-8981
Guesthouse Inn42 Sangers LnStaunton, VA22.7 mi.(540) 885-3117
Howard Johnson Express Inn268 N Central AveStaunton, VA22.8 mi.(540) 886-5330
Best Inn-staunton96 Baker LnStaunton, VA23.0 mi.(540) 248-5111
Days Inn Staunton372 White Hill RdStaunton, VA23.0 mi.(540) 337-3031
Econo Lodge Hessian HouseRt 2 Box 364Staunton, VA23.0 mi.(540) 337-1231
Hampton Inn Staunton40 Payne LnStaunton, VA23.0 mi.(540) 886-7000
Holiday Inn Staunton Golf & Conf CenterI-81 And Rt 275 (exit 225)Staunton, VA23.0 mi.(540) 248-6020
Shoneys InnRR 4 Box 99e I-81&250Staunton, VA23.0 mi.(540) 885-3117
Stonewall Jackson Hotel24 S Market StStaunton, VA23.0 mi.(540) 885-4848
Econolodge East1031 Richmond AveStaunton, VA23.1 mi.(540) 885-5158
Super 8 Motel1015 Richmond AveStaunton, VA23.1 mi.(540) 886-2888
Comfort Inn1302 Richmond AveStaunton, VA23.3 mi.(540) 886-5000
Best Western Inn - Staunton In260 Rowe RdStaunton, VA23.6 mi.(540) 885-1112
Budget Inn Of Staunton816 Greenville AveStaunton, VA23.7 mi.(540) 886-1504
Microtel Inn200 Frontier DrStaunton, VA23.9 mi.(540) 887-0200
Hampton Inn - Staunton1490 Greenville AveStaunton, VA24.0 mi.(540) 886-7000
Sleep Inn222 Jefferson HwyStaunton, VA24.0 mi.(540) 887-6500
Hampton Inn Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft15 Four Square LnFishersville, VA24.4 mi.(540) 213-9500
Comfort Inn640 W Broad StWaynesboro, VA25.8 mi.(540) 942-1171
Days Inn2060 Rosser AveWaynesboro, VA26.4 mi.(540) 943-1101
Super 82045 Rosser AveWaynesboro, VA26.4 mi.(540) 943-3888
Comfort Inn15 Windigrove DrWaynesboro, VA26.5 mi.(540) 932-3060

Harrisonburg Weather & Climate

North Central Virginia's Piedmont Region has a humid, subtropical climate with four, distinct seasons. Heavy snows are common in the wintertime in the Piedmont region, while the rest of the state may receive only a fraction of snow. Cold air masses arriving from the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially during the winter, can lead to significant snowfall and ice storms from early November to mid-March. Thunderstorms are possible in all months of the year, but more common in the warm, humid days of summer. Although the temperature of Virginia varies according to location, it generally becomes increasingly warmer farther to the south. During the month of September, anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of Virginias rainfall comes from hurricanes and tropical storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 20°F 2.55 in. -
February 44°F 22°F 2.14 in. -
March 53°F 30°F 2.86 in. -
April 63°F 37°F 2.64 in. -
May 73°F 48°F 3.67 in. -
June 81°F 57°F 3.56 in. -
July 85°F 61°F 3.78 in. -
August 83°F 59°F 3.42 in. -
September 76°F 52°F 3.50 in. -
October 66°F 41°F 2.82 in. -
November 54°F 32°F 2.76 in. -
December 45°F 24°F 2.42 in. -

Harrisonburg Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located about 12 miles south of Harrisonburg, the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO) located approximately 31 miles southeast of Harrisonburg in Charlottesville, Virginia, Ingalls Field (HSP) located roughly 62 miles southwest of Harrisonburg in Hot Springs, Virginia, the Winchester Regional airport (OKV) located around 62 miles northeast of Harrisonburg in Winchester, Virginia, and finally Manassas Regional Harry P Davis Field (HEF) located about 75 miles east of Harrisonburg in Manassas, Virginia.

Harrisonburg Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA86.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Lakeview Golf CourseHarrisonburgVA 
Packsaddle Ridge Golf ClubHarrisonburgVA 
Country Club of StauntonStauntonVA20.2 mi.
Meadows Farms Golf CourseLocust GroveVA21.7 mi.
Somerset Golf ClubLocust GroveVA21.7 mi.
Gypsy Hill Golf ClubStauntonVA23.5 mi.
Luray Caverns Country Club & ResortLurayVA27.3 mi.
Swannanoa Country ClubAftonVA28.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Bryce ResortBasyeVA25.5 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA38.6 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA60.4 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD81.3 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA108.9 mi.
State Parks
Lost River State ParkWV32.9 mi. 
Toaster Museum FoundationCharlottesvilleVA35.8 mi.(Technology)
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVA35.8 mi.(Art)
James Madison MuseumOrangeVA43.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA49.1 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA99.8 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC103.9 mi.

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