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Winchester is a historic city located in the northwestern portion Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 23,585. Winchester is home to Shenandoah University and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The city of Winchester was the first city south of the Potomac River to install electric light and it's filled with history. More than 12 places are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, some dating to the mid-1700s. The Winchester Historic District, which dates from 1750-1930, is located along US 522, US11 and US 50/US17. In addition to those listed on the National Register, Winchester is home to many other historic sites, including Belle Grove Plantation (c.1797,) the Red Lion Tavern (c.1783) and the site of Historic Fort Loudoun (c.1756.) The city of Winchester is home to the annual Apple Blossom Festival, which has existed since 1924. The festival, which draws approximately 250,000 visitors each year, includes a carnival, the longest fireman's parade and third longest grand feature parade in the United States. Winchester has more than 20 different artistic apples made by local artisans, that are made of various materials like wood, plaster, etc.. They were placed at a specific location at the artists request after being auctioned off. For example, a bright red apple with a large stethoscope attached to it was placed beside an entrance to the Winchester Medical Center.

Surrounding areas: Gore, Virginia (10.5 mi), Fort Valley, Virginia (18.5 mi), Front Royal, Virginia (18.6 mi), Flint Hill, Virginia (29.4 mi), Leesburg, Virginia (32.5 mi), Sperryville, Virginia (36.7 mi), Haymarket, Virginia (38.3 mi)

Winchester Vacation Rentals

Winchester Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Candlewood Suites1135 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA (540) 667-8323
Comfort Inn1601 Martinsburg PikeWinchester, VA (540) 667-8894
Country Inn & Suites-Winchester141 Kernstown Commons BlvdWinchester, VA (540) 869-7657
Courtyard By Marriott Winchester Medical Center300 Marriott DrWinchester, VA (540) 678-8822
Days Inn2951 Valley AveWinchester, VA (540) 667-1200
Echo Village Motel3632 Vly PikeWinchester, VA (703) 869-1900
Econo Lodge Winchester North1593 Martinsburg PikeWinchester, VA (540) 662-4700
Fairfield Inn & Suites250 Frnt Royal PikeWinchester, VA (540) 665-8881
Hampton Inn Conference Center204 Berryville AveWinchester, VA (540) 678-4000
Hampton Inn-univ/mall Area1655 Apple Blossom DrWinchester, VA (540) 667-8011
Holiday Inn Express & Suites142 Fox Ridge LnWinchester, VA (540) 667-7050
Holiday Inn1017 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA (540) 667-3300
Quality Inn East603 Millwood AveWinchester, VA (540) 667-2250
Red Roof Inn991 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA (540) 667-5000
Shoneys Inn1347 Berryville AveWinchester, VA (540) 665-1700
Sleep Inn & Suites140 Costello DrWinchester, VA (540) 667-7636
Super 8 Motel - Winchester1077 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA (540) 665-4450
Travelodge Of Winchester160 Front Royal PikeWinchester, VA (540) 665-0685
Wingate Inn150 Wingate DrWinchester, VA (540) 678-4283
Comfort Inn Stephens City167 Town Run LnStephens City, VA7.8 mi.(540) 869-6500
Holiday Inn Express165 Town Run LnStephens City, VA7.8 mi.(540) 869-0909
The Wayside Inn7783 Main StMiddletown, VA12.3 mi.(877) 869-1797
Super 8 Motel2120 Reliance RdMiddletown, VA13.5 mi.(540) 868-1800
Hampton Inn4758 Gerrardstown RdInwood, WV13.6 mi.(304) 229-6677
Hampton Inn Front Royal9800 Winchester RdFront Royal, VA15.7 mi.(540) 635-1882
Ramada21 Signal Knob DrStrasburg, VA16.4 mi.(540) 465-2444
Green Lantern MotelBox 123Capon Bridge, WV16.5 mi.(304) 856-2653
Budget Inn28999 Old Vly PikeStrasburg, VA17.2 mi.(540) 465-5298
Cool Harbor Motel141 West 15TH StFront Royal, VA17.3 mi.(540) 635-2191
Hotel Strasburg213 Holliday StStrasburg, VA17.3 mi.(800) 348-8327
Serenity Motel401 N Mildred StRanson, WV17.9 mi.(304) 725-1447
Mount Weather Emergency Assistance CTR19844 Blue Rdg Mountain RdBluemont, VA18.4 mi.(540) 662-9201
Turf Motel741 E Washington StCharles Town, WV18.4 mi.(304) 725-2081
Quality Inn-front Royal10 Commerce AveFront Royal, VA18.6 mi.(540) 635-3161
Knights Inn907 E Washington StCharles Town, WV18.7 mi.(304) 725-2041
Hampton Inn & Suites157 Pimlico DrCharles Town, WV18.9 mi.(304) 725-2200
Super 8 Motel111 South StFront Royal, VA19.0 mi.(540) 636-4888
Pioneer Motel541 S Royal AveFront Royal, VA19.1 mi.(540) 635-4784
Skyline Resort Motel622 S Royal AveFront Royal, VA19.1 mi.(540) 635-5354
Pikeside Motel2138 Winchester AveMartinsburg, WV19.1 mi.(304) 263-5189

Winchester Weather & Climate

Northwest Virginia , near the West Virginia border, has a distinct four-season climate. Bryce Mountain is a mountain summit in Shenandoah County in the northwest portion of the state. The mountain climbs to 1,699 feet (517.86 meters) above sea level. As such, it's one of the snowiest regions of the state. Some of the heaviest snowfalls in the United States occur in the Appalachians of West Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The climate consists of moderately cold winters and comfortable cool summers. The normal average temperature is 47.6 degrees F., with summer temperatures averaging 70-80 degrees F. The average annual precipitation is 42 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 22°F 2.74 in. -
February 43°F 24°F 2.15 in. -
March 51°F 32°F 3.45 in. -
April 63°F 42°F 2.88 in. -
May 72°F 52°F 3.65 in. -
June 80°F 60°F 3.65 in. -
July 85°F 65°F 3.05 in. -
August 83°F 63°F 2.82 in. -
September 76°F 55°F 3.35 in. -
October 65°F 43°F 2.96 in. -
November 54°F 35°F 3.19 in. -
December 43°F 27°F 2.51 in. -

Winchester Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located about 17 miles northeast of Winchester in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located approximately 41 miles southeast of Winchester in Washington, District Of Columbia, the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport (DCA) located roughly 64 miles southeast of Winchester in Washington, District Of Columbia, the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located around 74 miles southwest of Winchester in Staunton / Waynesboro / Harrisonburg, Virginia, and finally the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO) located about 74 miles south of Winchester in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Winchester Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersRockvilleMD54.6 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD69.3 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD70.2 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD78.3 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD80.1 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD88.3 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD94.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Carpers Valley Golf ClubWinchesterVA 
Shenandoah Valley Golf ClubFront RoyalVA13.4 mi.
Bowling Green Country ClubFront RoyalVA13.6 mi.
Front Royal Country ClubFront RoyalVA15.8 mi.
Locust Hills Golf CourseCharles TownWV17.5 mi.
Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country ClubCharles TownWV17.5 mi.
Jacksons Chase at Pine HillsFront RoyalVA19.1 mi.
Stonebridge Golf ClubMartinsburgWV21.3 mi.
Woodbrier Golf CourseMartinsburgWV21.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Bryce ResortBasyeVA42.7 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA46.5 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA63.5 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD68.6 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA78.3 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA98.3 mi.
State Parks
Sky Meadows State ParkVA17.0 mi. 
Cacapon State ParkWV23.6 mi. 
Rumsey Monument State ParkWV25.8 mi. 
Berkeley Springs State ParkWV30.2 mi. 
Fort Frederick State ParkMD30.6 mi. 
Gathland State ParkMD31.7 mi. 
Fort Tonoloy State ParkMD34.9 mi. 
Washington Monument State ParkMD35.9 mi. 
Greenbrier State ParkMD37.5 mi. 
Loudoun MuseumLeesburgVA32.5 mi.(History)
Schifferstadt Architectural MuseumFrederickMD43.2 mi.(History)
NIST Virtual MuseumGaithersburgMD51.6 mi.(Technology)
Drop Zone Virtual MuseumFairfax StationVA52.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA18.6 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC63.7 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD83.3 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD83.3 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA110.7 mi.

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