On our drive back south from Washington DC we decided to give Luray Caverns a look. What a great pit stop for the family! We were there for about 4 hours and toured the caverns (largest on the East coast – one hour guided tour), did a maze challenge and joined a high obstacle course adventure. We also visited one of their onsite museums of old cars which was small but very cool.
Even though this was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and it was a little crowded, it was by no means packed or uncomfortably full. If you have not visited and are in the area I highly recommend it!
Overall we stayed a week in DC plus a visit to Luray on our way back. We took advantage of the Marriott package in which you transfer airline miles (aa in our case) plus you get a 7 day gift voucher for a 1-5 category hotel. We also visited a couple of free museums, had included breakfast at the hotel and drove up. All in all we spent under $1,300 for a week vacation for 4 of us. Not bad!