Things to do in Luray, Virginia

Underground caves, drives to take in the skyline along the Blue Ridge Mountains and a revitalized downtown make Luray a place to explore on a day off.

Luray Caverns // Courtesy of Wareh Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns
The caverns are the largest series of caverns in the East with stalactites and stalagmites displaying nature’s beautiful decor through cathedral-sized rooms, pools, stone columns, calcite’s colors and textures and the Stalacpipe Organ, the world’s largest musical instrument.

Warehouse Art Gallery
Taking up an old warehouse space this gallery offers over 10,000 square feet of paintings, sculptures, glass, pottery, photography and more from local artists. It also acts as a gathering center for artisans and locals looking to be inspired and entertained.

Gathering Grounds Patisserie & Café
Cozy quarters and friendly faces are what most of us want in a coffee shop. Gathering Grounds fits the bill. Since opening in 2011, the cafe has been serving up fresh-baked pastries from family recipes with items rotating on a daily basis. They also offer more sustenance through their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

Appalachian Outfitters // Courtesy of Appalachian Outfitters

Appalachian Outfitters
Stock up on all the outdoor gear you’ll need for hiking the trails. Don’t know what you should purchase? The knowledgeable staff will guide you through. The store carries a range of brand-name items like Patagonia, Kuhl Clothing and Merrell, The North Face and more, plus Ruffwear for your four-legged companions.

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