Once referred to as Big Lick, Roanoke is one of the most beautiful cites in Virginia. Located in the Virginia mountains, Roanoke is the tenth largest city in the state. Hotels in Roanoke offer a wide variety of choices including economy and executive suites, as well as bed and breakfast inns. Two of the city's most popular hotels are the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center and quaint The King George Inn bed and breakfast.
Visitors should visit Pop's Ice Cream and Soda Bar. Not only does the popular eatery serve the city's best ice cream, but their grill cheese sandwiches are very highly recommended among locals and tourists. Hollywood's Restaurant and Bakery offers American cuisine at great prices served in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
Guests at Roanoke hotels are encouraged to hike the trails at Mill Mountain to view Roanoke's natural beauty. The mountain offers one of the most spectacular views in the south, as well as a view of the largest manmade star sculpture, and a zoo on top of the mountain.
The Blue Hills Golf Course on Blue Hills Drive offers 18 challenging holes surrounded by beautiful hardwoods and scenic mountain views.
Not far from most hotels Roanoke is Zee's Salon and Day Spa, which offers facials, manicures, pedicures, and wonderful massages.
Roanoke's downtown area features galleries, antique stores, and gift shops. The City Market, the oldest in Virginia, is located downtown and features fresh produce and locally made crafts.