When you fly to Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) you ll be spending your vacation in Roanoke, the heart of Virginia s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.
For some good ol Virginian history, visit the Virginia Museum of Transportation to learn about the history of railroading in Roanoke and Virginia. Adults can enjoy the exhibits and history lessons while kids can enjoy the miniature railroad.
Head over to the Grandin Theatre and you might catch a local short film while you re there. If you re looking for more art, check out the Taubman Museum of Art as well - the facade alone is a sight to behold. Lastly, don t miss the Center in the Square, the cultural center of Roanoke.
For nature-lovers, you can head on to Mill Mountain Park to visit the Mill Mountain Zoo. Take a 10 minute drive from downtown Roanoke and drive through Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy the scenic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
From here, you can find your way towards one of the numerous access points to the infamous Appalachian Trail, one of the most scenic trails in America. Biking, fishing, birdwatching, climbing, and seeking out waterfalls are some of the other activities adventurers seek out as they drive through Blue Ridge Parkway.
Don t miss out on a holiday to Roanoke, Virginia, your gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains.