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Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to Blacksburg

The heart of Blacksburg is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, or Virginia Tech in short. Thanks to the presence of thousands of students, Blacksburg is always a bustling city and pulsing with energy. Its many restaurants, bars, events, galleries, and attractions will have you wanting to extent your stay in Blacksburg.

Where to stay in Blacksburg, Virginia

If you wish to stay right in the middle of it all, book a room in one of the hotels near Virginia Tech University. This is not only convenient in case you plan on visiting loved ones on campus, but also to soak in city life. The university campus is surrounded by restaurants and bars, football or basketball games are held nearby, and you will be able to visit the university’s facilities such as the Museum of Geosciences or the Peggy Lee Hahn Horticulture Garden, which is the largest public garden in western Virginia.

 

Virginia Tech is located right next to 16 Squares, the historic downtown district of Blacksburg. This is the place to go for a night out on town, but also where you will find a multitude of sights and attractions. As a consequence, this area is the perfect place to book a hotel. Then, head to the Blacksburg Farmers Market, catch a film or musical performance at the Lyric Theatre, or pay a visit to the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation, housed in the Alexander Black House. Moreover, there are a couple historic sites in and around Blacksburg that are worth a visit. There is the Historic Smithfield Plantation just outside of Blacksburg, but still near the university campus. 

Are you planning a romantic getaway? Have a look at hotels near Beliveau Estate, right in front of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. The estate has a winery and is surrounded by several scenic hiking trails. Why not spend an afternoon hiking and sip some wine after? However, if you are hiking and outdoor activities are your main focus for your visit, consider checking into hotels nearby Cascade Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Virginia. These falls are 69 feet in height and crash into a large pool surrounded by cliffs, which provides a breathtaking view all year long. There are several trails that will take you to the Cascade Falls, but it is recommended to take the Lower Trail to the Cascade Falls, and the Upper Trail on the way back.

3 and 4 star hotels in Blacksburg

You will find many 3 star hotels in Blacksburg. These hotels offer the basics you need for a comfortable getaway, including a nice bed, private bathroom with toiletries, and good locations. They are an ideal option in case you are planning on spending the majority of your time out and about, being active.

If, instead, you are looking for a more relaxed getaway or wish for a little more luxury in your choice of hotel, take a 4 star hotel in Blacksburg into consideration. These have a little extra on top of the 3 star facilities, such as room service, laundry service, and an on-site restaurant.

Hotels near Roanoke Regional Airport

A lot of travelers fly into Blacksburg through Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, about an hour's drive from Blacksburg. This sounds close by, but you will be happy you booked a hotel near the airport after any late night arrival or early morning departure.