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Best things to do in Harrisonburg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“The main dining room is fancy and has amazing food. If you are looking to spend a little less, eat in their bar room and you'll get the same quality food and a more relaxed atmosphere for less. ”
19 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best pizza and Italian in downtown Harrisonburg. GReat indoor/outdoor eating vibe. One of our favorite spots downtown. ”
24 locals recommend
University
“JMU is a public university in Harrisonburg. Campus is beautiful and perfect for an afternoon of exploring or a welcome place for kids to run around outside on a nice day.”
11 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Visit the burger place that started the Jack Brown's craze! this is the original burger bar. We recommend the classic cheese burger and an order of fried oreos! ”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“My wife and I loved to eat here and is our go to spot in downtown Harrisonburg to eat and listen to live music.”
20 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The best breakfast in the city. Try the pancakes! They also specialize in vegetarian/vegan foods.”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is right around the corner from us and has a couple options we enjoy - their noodle dishes are what we recommend. ”
8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local craft beer. Bring your own food or order in with Grub Hub or Door Dash.”
10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Original craft brewery in Harrisonburg! Great place to grab a beer. We love the Great Outdoors IPA!”
11 locals recommend
Bar
“Fun farm visit and lavender-themed gift shop (including lavender ice cream!). Year-round special events. Friends enjoyed their wine selections tasting.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best burgers in town! Plus Cuban food & specialty cocktails in downtown Harrisonburg.”
13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Lovely indoor market with lots of shops: bakery, coffee, ice cream, chocolate, pretzels, bbq, jerkey, cheese, gifts, & a produce market outside during VA growing season. ”
11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“About 45 minutes away, but it is an excellent grocery with really nice produce and very wide variety of groceries including organic/health food. Probably worth a stop if you also want to see Harrisonburg, which is home to James Madison University and has an interesting downtown and some good restaurants (e.g., Jimmy Madison's Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar).”
5 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Quaint venue for showings of classic films, live performances, and arts events.”
12 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“A busy, year-round market showcasing the bounty of local agriculture. Open Tuesday & Saturday mornings.”
10 locals recommend
Bar
“This is our fine dining restaurant. The food is not disappointing and neither are the drinks. If you don't want to spend too much on food, enjoy the small bar area, super cozy in the winter with a fire going and summertime sipping with porch seating. ”
12 locals recommend