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5 Weekend Getaways Less Than 2 Hours From Roanoke

Callie Dalton

Callie has earned many distinguished awards and has been Roanoke Valley's Top Team since 2006...

Callie has earned many distinguished awards and has been Roanoke Valley's Top Team since 2006...

Jan 27 2 minutes read

Grab your snacks and get your playlists ready, we’re going on a road trip!

Whether you've got a three-day weekend coming up that you want to take advantage of or you're looking for a getaway from Roanoke, we have some suggestions to make the most of your weekend trip.

1. Shenandoah National Park

The beautiful Shenandoah National Park encompasses parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We’d recommend the scenic Skyline Drive, a 105-mile-long road that runs along the entire length of the park. The views are gorgeous!

2. Virginia State Capitol

As the third capital city of the United States, the Virginia State Capitol holds so much history waiting to be uncovered. There is plenty to do in our capital city, so make a day or weekend out of exploring history and nature. On our list in Richmond is the Edgar Allen Poe House and Belle Isle.

3. Mill Mountain Star and Park

Enjoy your own backyard! Mill Mountain is a fun one! It’s home to the largest freestanding illuminated man-made star in the world. In this area, you’ll find lots of scenic trails and lookouts along with an awesome light show from the star.

4. Bottom Creek Gorge

This beautiful piece of nature offers trails and waterfalls to marvel at. Enjoy a hike and take in all of the wildlife, flowers, and photo ops!

5. Blue Ridge Parkway

This 496-mile stretch of scenic highway winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains and connects many hiking trails and national parks. The Parkway is the perfect way to travel around the area and take in the breathtaking views all around you.

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