Included in the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley, conveniently located just 70 miles west of D.C. and at the junction of I-66 and I-88 is the town of Front Royal. The Shenandoah River allows outdoor and water activities of kayaking, tubing, canoeing and much more. If traveling by river isn’t outdoorsy enough, trails and farms are available for horseback riding. Four miles east of Front Royal you will find the Appalachian Trail exiting through the Shenandoah National Park. The Appalachian Trail is a continuous path of 2,178 miles, 100 of those miles pass through Shenandoah National Park.
Skyline Caverns is voted as the number one thing to do in Front Royal by Tripadvisor. Although this is considered a ‘small cave’, the small guided tour groups and the close views make it worth it. Skyline Drive is another great activity that should be done while in the town of Front Royal; it is a 109 mile road that runs the entire length of Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The drive has a speed limit of 35 mph and offers pull offs for the 75 overlooks of immaculate views.
The historical town offers different architectural options with styles from the mid-1700s to styles from the mid-1900s. Some of the oldest buildings are found right along Main Street. Main Street is filled with shops, including antiques, flea markets and auctions. Although chain restaurants are available, local restaurants outnumber those.
Spelunker’s Frozen Custard & Cavern Burgers | Enjoy burgers ground fresh and hand made everyday from 100% ground beef, cones and shakes made from delicious, silky-smooth frozen custard and fries are cut fresh, never frozen and cooked to golden perfection.
Ben’s Family Cuisines | Go to Ben’s for a friendly atmosphere and diverse menu of Asian cuisine. They are ranked the #2 restaurant in Front Royal on TripAdvisor.
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