We just went to Luray Caverns a few weekends ago.
The actual cave tour is only about an hour long but there are a few things to do on the grounds that may eat up some of your time. There is a classic car museum that is free with your ticket and a garden maze that I think is $7 per person. We didn't do either of those things and we still had a really good time visiting the cavern.
thanks for the info. we are really interested in visiting the caverns and I worried that the stop would really delay our trip into Virginia Beach.
Are there any quick and decent places to grab a bite nearby? (other than fast food joints)
does this sound right? distances and map look like we are going in the right direction but now you're making me paranoid LOL! don't need to stop if this side trip is going to veer us off our route in the long run
I guess that really isn't out of the way but also keep in mind that 522 isn't interstate. It's not rural back road either. Luray is a nice place to visit but don't count on any special food there really.
There are some places to eat in Luray but please be aware that it is a pretty small town so you're not going to find major chain restaurants.
We ate at Rancho Viejo, a Mexican place, about 10-15 minutes from the caverns. The food and service were totally fine for the area and I would go back if we were ever there again. We happen to love Mexican food and our meals both stacked up to what we get at home.
They bring out Ranch dressing with the chips and salsa which I thought was strange until I realized we were at RANCHo Viejo, then I thought itwas kind of funny.
There is a cafe on the caverns grounds but we did not stop there because I'm vegetarian and that type of place typically does not have anything good for vegetarians.
I would say that even if you're put off your schedule for a bit, the trip to Luray Caverns is worth it.
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