Attend free evening concerts across the street from Thornrose House B&B at the bandstand in Gypsy Hill Park: Mondays after Memorial Day and Monday through Thursday evenings in July and August.
Shop for antiques, crafts and art in the many establishments along Beverly Street and other locations in Staunton.
Take in a play at The American Shakespeare Center: the world's only recreation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre the Blackfriars Playhouse.
Attend a ShenanArts performance at the nTelos Theatre within walking distance of Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill B&B.
Listen to world-class classical and baroque music at one of the Heifetz International Music Institute performances featuring violin, viola and cello (June 26 to August 7, 2015).
Join other music buffs at the Staunton Music Festival featuring baroque, classical and romantic music (August 14-23, 2015).
Stop at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum and learn about Staunton's favorite president.
Blow your own ornament (or just watch) at Sunspots Glassblowing Studios and browse in the gallery.
Spend some time at the Frontier Culture Museum which celebrates pioneers who came to Shenandoah Valley during the 1600's and 1700's from rural communities in England, Germany, Ireland and West Africa.
Enjoy Gypsy Hill Park across the street from Thornrose House B&B with its pool, golf course, tennis courts, picnic facilities, paths, concerts, and playgrounds.
popular day trips
Picnic and peep along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, just a 25 minute drive to the entrance near Afton, Virginia.
Swirl and sip some of Virginia's finest wines on a winery tour.
Tour Polyface Farm, famous for their organic, pasture-based local-market practices about half an hour away near Swoope, Virginia.
Admire the lavender at the White Oak Lavender Farm where they extract oil for beauty products and culinary use near Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Visit the area's many Civil War Trail sites.
Explore the house and grounds at Jefferson's home in Montecello and wander the streets of historic Charlottesville
Garden lovers can walk the labyrinth at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens near Harrisonburg and enjoy the wild flowers on the wooded paths. Then go on to the White Oak Lavender Farm and picnic at one of the shady tables.
Share a flight and a bite at one of the local breweries. A couple of places near Afton are a beautiful drive away from Thornrose House.
Stumble on a treasure at the Factory Antique Mall, the largest antique mall on the east coast about six miles north in Verona, Virginia.