There are few things in life more satisfying than satiating your wanderlust. If you're in need of a good adventure but don't want to go too far out of your way, Endless Caverns (1800 Endless Caverns Road, New Market, Va.) is the perfect spot.
Some of my fondest childhood memories involve caves. Not because I grew up under the ever-negligent eye of the parents from "The Goonies," but because every so often, my parents would wrangle us into the back of our minivan and drive us to some of the region's coolest caverns.
Endless Caverns is a cavern in the same cool vein and can make for an unforgettable family trip, or a just-as-awesome grownup adventure.
Located in the Shenandoah Valley, the caverns showcase some of the more beautiful natural formations Virginia has to offer, with multiple "rooms" including the Yosemite Room and Fairyland. A trip to the caverns, which can be knocked out as a day trip or turned into an RV/camping experience, is a trip to a world of natural wonder and amazement.
For more information, reservations and directions, visit the Endless Caverns website. Endless Caverns are about two hours from downtown D.C.