The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway for travelers from Richmond, and hopefully this new feature by Richmond Magazine will encourage them to plan their next visit.

The story titled "Bright Lights, Star City" is a detailed look at the many things to enjoy in Virginia's Blue Ridge during a weekend vacation.

It mentions lodging at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, exploring the outdoors at Mill Mountain Park and Explore Park, shopping at Black Dog Salvage, and checking out the collection of craft breweries in the region.

We couldn't agree more with this line in the article's introduction:

"If you haven't been to Roanoke lately, or even if you have, it's impossible to explore all that's new in a weekend, but it's fun to try."

The Richmond Region is a key feeder market for Virginia's Blue Ridge, and working with local publications like Richmond Magazine is an integral part of the strategic efforts of the Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Public Relations Department. Stories like this one help increase brand recognition in the Richmond area and help advance efforts to grow tourism in our region.

Check out the full article on the Richmond Magazine website.