Luray is an absolutely stunning area that’s definitely known for 2 big things: the Luray Caverns and its proximity to Shenandoah National Park.
But did you know there’s so much more to this area?
From adorable small towns to adventure filled activities, there’s plenty to occupy your time once you’ve seen the caverns and put in your miles on the trail.
These are our top 10 activities that you should add to your itinerary for your next getaway in Luray!
1- Farmer’s Markets
This area has some absolutely amazing local farms, it’s a good idea to do some sampling while you’re here! There’s a local farmer’s market in Luray hosted seasonally from May - October on saturdays from 9am-1pm downtown. If you can’t make that though, you can check out Heard’s Cedar Hill Farm Market or Willow Grove Farm Market
2- Warehouse Art Gallery
Perfect activity for a rainy day! Go explore this amazing local art gallery in downtown that’s located in a stunning old warehouse. Make an afternoon of it with stopping for lunch at Gathering Grounds across the street afterwards.
3- Valley Star Farm
Visiting in the Fall or Winter? Go check out this christmas tree farm for a tree during the holidays, or pumpkins in the fall that are perfect for carving. Great photo opp location with views of Shenandoah NP!
4- Local Wineries
There are some great local wineries nearby the house that are perfect for enjoying after a long day of exploring. Be sure to check out Wisteria Farms, Castle Vineyards, or Glen Manor Vineyards. The Valley Cork downtown also has great Virginia wine and charcuterie boards.
5- Thrifting & Vintage Finds
Who doesn’t love a little treasure hunt while on vacation?! Page County Thrift downtown has an amazing store with lots of fun vintage finds. Or check out Hawksbill Trading Company for a mix of vintage and locally crafted items!
6- Catch a Sunrise
Tunnel Overlook on mile 32.5 on Skyline Drive has some of the best sunrise views in the park and is just 20 minutes from the house. Make some coffee beforehand then head in to breakfast in town at Broad Porch Coffee!
7- Go Zip Lining
Bear Mountain Zip Lines offers one of a kind zip lining experiences right on the edge of Shenandoah NP. Perfect for an adventure filled day!
8- Treat Yo’ Self
Looking for a little treat? Stephan's Sugar Shack downtown has great ice creams and desserts, perfect for a little after dinner dessert! Baby Moons also has great dessert options, and we are definitely a fan of the Valley Cork's cookie skillet!
9 - Rent ATV's
Want some spectacular views without hitting the trails? Spend a day renting ATV's (or horseback ride!) through Appalachian Adventures for a day you'll never forget!
10- Taste Some Moonshine
For a little southern experience and hospitality, go check out River Hill Distillery for a taste of their moonshine and country wine! no drinks, but great little tastings and a good chance to learn about their farm and their process.