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The largest metropolitan area along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke offers something for everyone. From outdoor exploration and downtown diversions to dining gems and upscale stays, there are numerous lures in Virginia's Blue Ridge! Summer is the quintessential time to plan your historic Road Trip getaway to The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center!

It's also the perfect time to experience an epic biking experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains, dubbed the Mountain Bike Capital of the East!

Blue Ridge Parkway.


Hands down one of the best drives you can take in the U.S. is on Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway. Consistently named one of the top drives by Travel + Leisure and the Travel Channel, the Blue Ridge Parkway winds through 469 miles of pure bliss. Surrounded by national forest and stunning mountain views, the parkway is one of the most-visited parts of the National Park System.

The largest metropolitan area along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke offers something for everyone! The perfect way to fuel your trip is through the Road Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains package! The Tudor-style hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an iconic destination in Virginia. Surrounded by the vast Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll get to wake up to the warm hues of summer and the backdrop of the distant peaks.

Couple Enjoying Sunset Bike Ride.


From mountain biking parks to hundreds of miles of biking trails in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, it’s no wonder it’s considered America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital. Enjoy a leisurely pace along the Roanoke River Greenway — 13.7 miles of paved trail perfect for bikes, inline skating and walking (it’s also wheelchair accessible).

Kayaking, paddle boarding and tubing along the Roanoke River are other options, there is something for everyone! 

Make your first stop at The Hotel Roanoke Adventure Center. They will give recommendations on self-guided mountain biking and paddle boarding tours, along with road cycling, kayaking and tubing rentals and shuttle service.

Contact the Adventure Center today to scehdule your outing at 540.309.1781

Downtown Roanoke At Night.


It’s easy to spend a day discovering what downtown Roanoke has to offer — art galleries, shops, restaurants and breweries along Market Square and beyond.

Notable breweries to consider include Deschutes Brewery and Tasting Room, Big Lick Brewing Company and Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage.

Area history museums are also worth a visit. The Harrison Museum of African American Culture showcases an extensive collection of photographs, memorabilia and items relating to the African-American experience in the Roanoke Valley. Housed in downtown Roanoke’s historic freight station, the Virginia Museum of Transportation features an impressive variety of locomotives and rail cars, as well as aviation and automotive exhibits, model trains and a well-stocked gift store.

Reaching The Summit Of Hike.


With so many things to do, it can be helpful to have a few sample itineraries for your trip to the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

These guides cover a variety of interests and times to help meet your travel needs and offer some ideas about ways to spend your Blue Ridge Day.

Whether you're planning to bring the entire family on an adventure or want to have a relaxing getaway by yourself, there's an itinerary that can fit what you're looking for.

Interested in multiple things? Browse through the different itineraries to create the ultimate getaway with all your favorite experiences!