Visit Luray and Page County for a nearby escape

A Nearby Escape

Get Away From It All—Without Going Very Far

Think you need to travel to an exotic, faraway location to get away from it all? Think again. Luray and Page County is the perfect place to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and it’s right in the backyard of the greater Northern Virginia/Nation’s Capital area. We’re just two hours from both D.C. and Richmond, three hours from Maryland, Hampton Roads, and Virginia Beach, and 5 hours from nearby mid-Atlantic destinations, such as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Raleigh, North Carolina. Wherever you start, Luray and Page County is a quick trip back in time, where you can find clean country air, beautiful scenery, and endless opportunities to make memories with your family and friends.


Getting There is Half the Fun

As they say, life isn’t all about the destination. On your journey to Luray and Page County, take a cruise along Skyline Drive and wind through 105 miles of the only public road in Shenandoah National Park. Staying in the car will be a challenge — pack a picnic and enjoy the view at any of the 75 scenic overlooks, hike one of the park’s many trails or simply revel in a natural wonderland that can, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt observed in his dedication speech, provide “the perspective that comes to men and women who every morning and every night can lift up their eyes to Mother Nature.”


To get to Luray from Skyline Drive, exit onto Route 211 at the Thornton Gap Entrance Station. From there, you’ll be just minutes from the town — and from your next home away from home. Whether you’re looking for a thrill-filled getaway, a place steeped in American (and natural) history, or a comfy cove to lose yourself in a good book, Luray-Page has it all. And it’s closer than you think, which makes it easy to plan for a weekend escape or a weeklong excursion.