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    American Shakespeare Center:

    What more can be written about Shakespeare’s American home that hasn’t already been written?  Well, for starters they are our next door neighbor, so you simply can not get any closer to the playhouse than by staying at Hotel 24 South.   Our package combines two tickets, breakfast for two and parking.  Our staff tip:  Schedule a tour of the Playhouse and see it from the inside out.

    Sun Trust Bank: 214 Beverly Street, Downtown Staunton

    Visit a bank?  Trust us, this is no ordinary bank.  In fact, adjoining the 1930 Beaux-Art style building houses the museum of bank history.  Our staff tip: Look up when you walk in the door.

    Frontier Culture Museum:

    11 permanent exhibits where “living history” is presented by costumed interpreters. Our staff tip:  The fudge in the gift shop may just be the best we have ever tasted.

    Sun Spots Glass Studio:

    Watching glass being blown in person should be on your bucket list.  At Sun Spots, you can actually blow your own glass ornament.  Our staff tip:  The gift gallery at Sun Spots is one of the best kept secrets for purchasing unique gifts.  We love it for Christmas shopping.

    Heifetz Institute:

    It’s a world renowned music institute that calls Staunton home.  They put on numerous events throughout the year, but we thought this one was quite nice.  SoHyun Ko, age 12.

    Traipse

    Take you brain for a walk using this super friendly app (with 12 different touring options) designed to help you explore the City of Staunton using fun puzzles and clues.  All ages can play!

    Erik the Travel Guy:

    Don’t trust us enough yet to show you around?  How about two-time Emmy winner Erik the Travel Guy guiding you around Staunton!

    Carter Mountain Orchard:

    Pick your own Apples or have a glass of cider.  At this “popular with the locals” spot, the view is almost worth the drive alone!

    Pufferbellies Toy Store:

    How does “National Toy Store of the Year” sound?  It’s just a short walk from our front door, take the kids or just the kids at heart.  Our hometown store has something for everyone!