Why You Need to Visit New Market, VA

New Market is a hidden gem just off of Highway 81 and near Luray, Virginia. We didn’t know much about this cute, sleepy town, but now that we’ve had some time to explore, we want everyone to do the same!

New Market is perfect for a weekend getaway, it’s right off the highway making it easy to get to, and only about an hour and forty five minutes from DC. Along the route too you can stop at other cute towns, little wineries, and plenty of hikes, making it a perfect road trip destination!

But once you get to this adorable tiny town, here are a few of our recommended things you should do!

Explore Downtown New Market

Little Nest New Market is situated right in the heart of downtown, so you can walk to any of the amazing shops, restaurants and parks. All within a 5 minute walk, you can check out

Restaurants like…

Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant - Cute patio with great drinks!

Southern Kitchen - Excellent Fried Kitchen in an old fashioned diner

Jackson’s Corner Coffee - Cute cafe serving up coffee, breakfast and lunch

Kathy’s Home Cooking - Just a few doors down! Perfect if you need a quick bite before exploring

Shops like…

Buttercup Market Place - Adorable women’s clothing boutique, I can never leave empty-handed!

John Henry General Store - Great local produce & anything else you might need

Simple Tymes - cute country home store with lots of vintage charm

Wineries & More

New Market is right near so many cute wineries that are perfect for exploring. All within a quick drive are

Old Hill Cider - Adorable orchard and hard cider spot

Third Hill Winery - Beautiful Building and property

The Winery at Kindred Pointe

Wolfgap Vineyard & Winery - A local favorite

Muse (Woodstock) - A little bit farther but our personal favorite!

Other Attractions

There are so many things still to explore in and around new market, some attractions you need to add to your list include…

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War - A great place to learn about all of the history and sacrifice of the area

https://www.rt11.com/viewing- Can you say free samples??

Play a round - Shenvalee Golf Course is just a few blocks away, beautiful views and a great course!

New Market Community Park - Such a cute community park always filled with pups and people! They have picnic pavilions, a pool, tennis courts, and a nice walking path. Perfect for getting a pup some exercise.

Hiking in George Washington & Jefferson National Forest - Our favorite trails include Bird Knob and Storybook Trail (super easy!)

Explore Shenandoah National Park - Shenandoah is only about a 25-30 minute drive from New Market, perfect for still doing a day trip and exploring the park, check out some of our other blog posts about what to do in this national park gem!

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