Welcome to Downtown Staunton!

Staunton, Virginia is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley and is home to fabulous dining, shopping, service providers, lodging and attractions. We at the Staunton Downtown Development Association work to nurture a culturally vibrant and economically robust Downtown. Whether you are a local looking for a new place to eat or an out-of-town guest wanting to explore all the Queen City has to offer, we can show you how downtown Staunton is home!

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Recent News

How to Support Service-Based Businesses this Holiday Season

Holiday shopping is wrapping up in the next week or so, but many others are still looking for last minute gifts. Downtown Staunton has wonderful shops and restaurants, but also wonderful service-based businesses. There are many ways to support these folks, as they are a vital part of what makes our downtown so great. Look Local FirstDo you need new

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Introducing Staunton’s Best of 2020!

Every year, Virginia Living surveys its readers to vote for their local favorites. The results appear in their “Best of” issue under the Shenandoah Valley category.  Staunton favorites were selected, as follows: Entertainment & Events Best Art Event: Staunton Augusta Art Center’s Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill Best Art Gallery: 3rd Place – CoArt Gallery Best Museum: 1st

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About the SDDA

As a Virginia Main Street non-profit, the Staunton Downtown Development Association nurtures a culturally vibrant and economically robust Downtown.  

The SDDA’s Vision is to connect customers, entrepreneurs, residents and visitors, making Downtown Staunton a genuine community hub.

What is the Downtown Service District (DSD)? All commercial properties located within the boundaries of the Downtown Service District pay a special assessment tax of an additional 15 cents for every $100 of property tax, which supports the SDDA.  Business and property owners within the DSD boundaries receive different benefits as compared to those who are outside those boundaries.