Things to Do

There are lots of things to do for our out of town visitors in the big City of Roanoke.
The site below has some great links to check out with all of the fun things to do while you’re visiting the “Star City of the South”. Including A Calendar of Events, Museums, Wineries, Shopping & More!

NEW to!

Black Dog Salvage: They specializes in the reclamation, re-purposing and resale of architectural, commercial, and industrial elements and fixtures.

902 13th Street SW, Roanoke

Roanoke College Alumni Weekend is also April 12th-14th. There is a big LAX game on Saturday afternoon as well as some other fun activities going on throughout the weekend. Salem will be buzzing– the campus is beautiful, definitely worth the quick trip.

221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153,

Here are a few of our favorite places:

The Roanoke Star– Craig took Melissa here on their 2nd date. Located atop Mill Mountain- it is definitely worth a visit to this beautiful structure and a claim to Roanoke fame!

The Virginia Museum of Transportation:                                                               
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles!, 303 Norfolk Ave, SW

The Blue Ridge Parkway
Easily accessible from Roanoke. Check out the website for maps & points of interest.

Favorite Roanoke Restaurants:

Beamers 25- A salute to VT’s head football coach, Frank Beamer. A great restaurant with great burgers and lots of beers on tap!

Table 50– Great for a romantic dinner and they have a wonderful wine list!

First & Sixth– Located in the historic and newly renovated Patrick Henry Hotel. They have a great menu of delicious food and signature cocktails. Check out the Penny Deux Lounge for late-night shenanigans!

Blue 5– Casual, Fun, and a TON of beer on tap! We love going here for their Fried Green Tomatoes and Burgers!

Grace’s Place Pizzeria– Best Pizza in Town! Located in the super cute and quaint Grandin Village. We love their La Suprema Pizza!

City Market Building– 9 restaurants with a smorgasbord of options!


The Downtown Market- There are lots of local vendors set up throughout the morning and early afternoon. There is a strip of cute shops including: Chocolate Paper (amazing chocolates and gifts), Ladles & Linens (fun kitchen store), and Polished by Claire V (for a mani/pedi).

Grandin Village- Antique Shops, Viva La Cupcake, The Grandin Theater, Cups Coffee, and more! 1327 Grandin Road

Forget something? Need to kill some time? The Valley View area provides some great shopping- Target, Macy’s, Belk, and other great mall shops.

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