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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Cave
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“Most well known caverns in the valley, in the quaint little town of Luray. Make a day of it! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Explore all the Park has to offer. Hiking, drive or bike Skyline drive, etc. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“This place is an amazing spot for breakfast or lunch. Fresh food at reasonable prices and amazing baked goods and desserts. Especially the pies and cakes. One of the only places in town to get a decent coffee. It gets BUSY, so go early or off peak hours. They have cheap bagel sandwiches all day and local craft beer on tap. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Campground
“One of the best ways to explore the Shenandoah Valley is by water. You can choose between canoes, kayaks, tubes,or stable river rafts.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Greasy spoon and late night bar and food. Friendly staff and hangout for the locals. Its got an enormous menu and some decent craft beer. Also the closest thing to a sports bar so if there's a game you want to watch, go there.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Later night food and full bar. In the underworks of the famous mimslyn inn. You can take your drinks to the inn upstairs and chill by the fireplaces. Very cool. Good solid american food. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic civil war battlefield museum and reenactment. This is truly a must see for a visit to the Shenandoah Valley. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Zoo
“Great Zoo!! Best reptiles then any larger zoo I have seen! Just a tremendous animal collection!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great sandwiches to go or eat there. Love picnics with really good food. Can also take sandwiches to the brewery as well. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Trail
“Great for kids (short, paved path with pictures along the way); incredible views from overlook. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great food at reasonable prices. They brew their own beers, of which their are many varieties! They also offer wine and hard ciders. Great atmosphere and there's a "hidden" back dining room and super nice patio (go past the bar and bathrooms and you'll find it)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“I definitely recommend the little beach for sunbathing and swimming (there is an entrance fee to the beach). They also have plenty of covered areas for picnicking. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Cutest little movie theater EVER! Lots of renovations and neat things to look at. Worth a visit if you can't get outdoors.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Freshest beer you're likely to get in the US. Micro business and friendly staff. Lots of TVs for sports. Weekends usually feature a local food vendor as well. Outdoor seating on picnic tables. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Winery
“Like wine? This charming vineyard is a short drive from the cabin and offers a selection of different tastings! The setting is gorgeous! Be sure to try a "Lushie"!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Ski Area
“This is the only restaurant on the mountain ! Open from 8am for breakfast and closes around 9pm.”
  • 6 locals recommend