Take a trip to the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley, in Luray, Virginia. Luray is home to the incredible Luray Caverns, drawing most of the town’s tourism. Nature is at its height here, as between the deep caves and the mountain peaks there’s something for everyone. Luray is a popular get-away spot from the buzzing and nearby D.C.
The Luray Caverns are the number one tourist destination in the area. This natural geological sight is wondrous, and definitely a must-see. Take the guided tour to learn all about the history as you walk through. The huge rooms and caves are created by towering columns. You’ve got to see these unique caves to believe it, as the intricate stalactite and stalagmite formations are out of this world. The Garden Maze at Luray Caverns increases the feel of mystery, as you get lost in the vast labyrinth. The Shenandoah National Park meet the Appalachian Trail, and rests by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take the Stony Man Mountain Hike, as this short trail has incredible views. Sit on top of the rocks and look out at the expansive nature. The Luray Downtown Historic District has shops, restaurants, and even an arts scene in the busy center.
About two hours away from Luray will get you to Washington D.C. Get into the big city, our nation’s capital, for a change of pace. See the iconic Whitehouse and the National Mall for all kinds of monuments and memorials. Spot the tall and distinctive Washington Monument while you’re there. Mix history with the modern, as D.C. has an incredible amount of restaurants and bars for you to explore in the evenings. An hour and a half away from Luray is Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville is known for having been home to three presidents: Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. Visit the historic University of Virginia, some of which was designed by Jefferson himself. Monticello was Jefferson’s manor, and is very close to downtown. Take a guided tour of the beautiful house and grounds. Although the tour can be pricey, it’s long and can really be worth it.
Tripping has a small selection of beautiful and large Virginia homes to rent out. The rentals are sprinkled across the Luray area, but booking a downtown rental might be the most convenient. Also, there’s a variety of different hotels that can keep you relaxed during your stay in Luray.
You’ll get used to driving around Luray, as there’s not much in the way of public transportation. Rent a car if you want to drive around and see the surrounding area. Amtrak and buses go between D.C. and Culpepper, which still leaves you an hour away from Luray. You’ll be better off renting, or taking your car!
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