What's there to do in the Shenandoah Valley in August?
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Explore a cavern, where the temperature is about 50 degrees. You'll need to take a sweater! Grand Caverns in Grottoes, VA is about 45 min away and Luray Caverns about 1 hour away.
Swim in beautiful Sherando Lake at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 40 min away.
In the evenings take in a Shakespearean play at the Blackfriars Theater (www.americanshakespearecenter.com) in Staunton, or in Lexington go to a show at the Lime Kiln Theater (www.theateratlimekiln.com) or the Virginia Horse Center (www.horsecenter.org)