Probably most famous for the bright, illuminated star sculpture the shines down from the Mill Mountain, the city of Roanoke, is a great place to book a vacation to. As the largest city in the Roanoke Valley, the 97,000 people who call it home have proclaimed it as the ‘Capital of the Blue Ridge’. Staying in Roanoke is a great choice if you want to explore the great outdoors as it is so close to the Appalachian Trail, while still being close enough to bask in the energy of the city. Experience a trendy art scene, plenty of fine dining and craft breweries, and everything else this sparkling city has to offer.
If you are looking for a place to stay, Downtown Roanoke, which covers 122 blocks, is great for business and culture travellers alike. Find yourself right in the heart of the city and stay in one of the many hotels near the Center in the Square. This a hub of bustling activities and you will find yourself right in the midst of the action as well as surrounded by cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Should you be looking to see some of America’s finest art, you are in luck also. Downtown Roanoke is home to some for the best art museums and galleries in the state. Book a hotel near the Tabubman Museum of Art in case you would like to spend the day exploring a mix of art, culture, and outdoor activities right in the heart of Downtown. Other nearby art galleries include The Market Gallery and Gallery 202.
For more cultural diversion, stay at a hotel near the O.Winston Link Museum for insights into the history of Western Virgina or the Science Museum of Western Virginia. Both are great for bringing the family together and exploring the technology and inventions that were created in the state of Virginia.
Of course, no visit to Roanoke is complete without a visit to Mill Mountain Park, where you can go see the golden star that stands at 88.5 feet tall and weighs 10,000 lbs. It is illuminated by 2,000 feet of neon tubing. Still, you can always admire the sculpture from afar and stay in a hotel close to Mill Mountain instead, to enjoy the view from the comfort of your hotel.
Budget-friendly hotels are a popular choice for travelers to Roanoke as there are plenty of 3 star hotels and 2 star hotels to choose from. For corporate travelers, pick among over 50 business hotels in downtown Roanoke and its surrounding areas. Visitors can expect high-speed WiFi, conference rooms, business centers, and room service amenities.
Additionally, travelers exploring Western Virginia with their pets can chose from the 37 pet-friendly hotels in Roanoke and dive into the great outdoors with their furry friends. Ample diversion is guaranteed.
There are three airports near Roanoke and all have plenty of hotel accommodation options nearby to make your journey to and from the airport simple. For regional flights, Roanoke Regional Airport is located a short ten minute drive from Downtown.