Any Time of Year, You Can Find Fun Here
Rain or shine, sun or snow—no matter what falls from the sky, your plans won’t fall through when you visit Luray and Page County. According to Sperling’s Best Places, there are 190 sunny days per year in Page County, so there are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah River, and more. And for the days that are not-so-sunny, escape to our world-famous Luray and Shenandoah Caverns, catch a movie, grab a bite, or go on a shopping spree downtown.
Come explore Luray and Page County in full bloom. Starting in late March, head down Skyline Drive to watch as wildflowers pepper the forest floor or take a two-mile stroll down Luray’s Hawksbill Greenway as the landscape reawakens from winter. Hop on horseback to take a trail ride through fresh meadows, woods, and streams or visit the Luray Zoo, which rescues animals from all around the globe. Looking for more excitement? Kings Dominion, the biggest amusement park in Virginia, is only two hours away and has over 60 rides and attractions for those who dare to take the plunge. Want discounted tickets? Stop by the Visitors Center during the season and grab a day pass for you and the whole family.
Heat up your summer adventure with a kayaking, canoeing, or tubing trip down the Shenandoah River. Fun for the whole family, you can stop at your own private fishing oasis, have a cookout, or set up camp for the night. If you prefer to stay on solid ground, pick-your-own blackberries and red raspberries at one of our farms or spend the day museum hopping, soaking in our rich history. Clench your thirst at one of our great vineyards with a wine tasting or head to River Hill Distillery and try some of their country wines, Aged Bourbon Whiskey, and 100% Corn Whiskey. If neither of those suits you, check out Luray’s new brewery, Hawksbill Brewing Company, before you venture on to the downtown shops and restaurants. In search of some heat relief? Venture underground to the Luray Caverns, where it stays 54° year-round and uncover the whimsical world just beneath your feet.
As the weather becomes cool and crisp, take a trip down Skyline Drive and watch as the trees transform from vibrant greenery into a rustic rainbow. From mid- to late-October, the Drive and the hiking trails in the Shenandoah National Park become the perfect place to take in nature in all of its resplendent glory. Fall is also peak apple season—there are three U-pick orchards within an hour of Luray that are ripe and ready for your picking. Or, if apples aren’t your thing, visit one of our local farms or markets for fresh produce, including pumpkins, corn, tomatoes, and more. It's also the perfect time to pick up some fresh beef for your freezer as you prepare for the coming winter.
Escape the cold in the Cabin Capital of Virginia. Whether you’re looking to cozy up by the fireplace with a good book or take a not-so-polar plunge in a hot tub, Luray-Page estimates there are 400-500 cabins in the county available to rent with amenities for every season. If cabin fever sets in, take a 30-minute drive from Luray and Page County to Massanutten Resort and shred some powder on 14 trails of varying difficulties and activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Or, head inside for some live music in the Encounters Lounge and sip a seasonal cocktail to help keep you warm.