Girls' Getaway Weekend in Waynesboro

February 25, 2022
Stories , Arts & Culture , Food , Craft Beverage

The best trips are often those you share with your best friends, whether it’s a bachelorette party, a birthday celebration, or just an excuse to escape the grind with your crew. Squeeze in some laughs, bonding, and fun and you’ll certainly be ready to take on the world again when you get home. Here are our Waynesboro picks to help you have a spectacular time with the girls!

 

Create Something

 

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a great time and take home a memento to remember it? Set up a private class at Make Waynesboro Clay Studio. There’s lots of studio space and the instructors are patient. They’re open to helping you realize your ideas, but suggested projects include using your imagination to sculp a cute creature on a rock, carving clay pumpkins, or trying your hand at a challenging wheel-throwing project to channel your inner Demi Moore. The studio also has ideas for parties that are lighter on the project side to provide more time for socializing. The studio will fire your projects and they’ll be ready to take home in about two weeks. 

 

Stretch

 

OM Brew Yoga at Seven Arrows Brewing allows you to combine yoga with beer to achieve ultimate relaxation. While you won’t actually be drinking while performing crow pose, you’ll know that a frosty pint awaits you after your practice is over. This class is held every Saturday morning at 10:30 in the taproom, and you’ll need to bring your own mat. Seven Arrows is known for its delicious, sessionable beers, large tap list (which includes hard seltzers), and laidback atmosphere. Plan to order lunch from onsite Nobos Kitchen and continue enjoying your beer kicked back in front of the fireplace, or at one of their outdoor fire pits.

 

Sip and Swirl

 

Grab your pen and notebook and get ready to swirl your wineglass to detect the subtle aromas, textures, and nuances in a flight of wine. Book a tasting at Barren Ridge Vineyards or Lightwell Survey. Barren Ridge is nestled in the foothills of Augusta County on a site that was originally an apple orchard. The wines created here are deeply connected to place and reflect the uniqueness of the Shenandoah Valley. Share a bottle or taste a flight of wine on the patio or in the rustic tasting room that boasts a huge stone fireplace with endless views of the vineyard and distant mountains. Book a private tasting to learn how to taste wine like the professionals do it or how to make the perfect pairing of wine and artisan cheese. Or sign up for a vineyard walk and winery tour where you’ll learn about vineyard management, the differences between reds and whites, and much more.

 

Lightwell Survey is located in Waynesboro’s Old Mill complex, a structure with huge beams, great light, and lots of artsy neighbors. Lightwell Survey typically holds tastings one weekend a month, so you and your friends can sample the best of their small-batch wines and learn about the winemaking process. Grapes used in Lightwell Survey’s wine are grown with care in Virginia’s stony soil at high elevations, resulting in a distinctive wine that is very much tied to place.

 

Drink and Dine

 

For a fancy meal, you can’t go wrong with a night at Heritage on Main Street. Start with classic drinks like wine or cosmopolitans or order a round of something fun like a hot peaches (hot pepper peach preserves, scotch whiskey, orange, bitters, and soda water) or apple butter buns (apple cider, bourbon, apple butter, and ginger beer). Next, share a round of appetizers like a dip plate, French cheese board, or PEI mussels in garlic butter. For your main course, try lamb over polenta, blackened salmon with risotto and veggies, or another selection off the seasonal menu. Save room for some decadent chocolate whiskey cake or caramel gelato.  Heritage on Main Street is also open for lunch or weekend brunch.

 

Channel Urban Cowboy

 

Take the crew to Bottles, where a $3 cover gives you access to a wide variety of indoor and outdoor games of skill as well as karaoke. Compete over games like darts, air hockey, cornhole, and much more or watch the action over your favorite bar food and a bucket of bottled beer. Feeling brave? You’ll need to pay a little more to take a shot at the mechanical bull, but you’ll feel so empowered after you conquer it! If you’re worried about looking silly and falling off, especially after a few beers, prepare for the challenge ahead of time. Here’s an article with advice from a real cowboy. Hint: don’t skimp on leg day and sit forward on the bull!

 

 

Hit the Spa 

 

Get the gang together for a spa day and you’ll relax in no time. Wild & Free specializes in customized facials, holistic skin treatments, makeup, and massage. They use eco-friendly and sustainable products, which you can also buy for use at home. An oxygen facial or a non-invasive microcurrent treatment at Freda's Skin Studio will knock years off your face. You might also enjoy a refreshing salt therapy session. If you’re looking to change your look, book a makeup lesson or consultation. Détente Spa & Salon specializes in massage, including reflexology, sugar scrubs, cupping sessions and therapeutic massage with CBD oil. They also offer manicures and pedicures, treat skin, and style hair. Rolling Meadow Therapeutic Massage offers massage and corrective skin services. And if you simply want to schedule relaxing manis and pedis, Nails on Main or KS Nails and Spa will create classic or dramatic looks for your nails.

 

Hopefully, you and your besties will find lots of fun and new memories in Waynesboro!

 

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