The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is highlighted as an under the radar spot for a girlfriend getaway in a new article by Country Living.

The article, "26 Under-the-Radar Southern Cities for Girlfriend Getaways," was written by Perri Ormont Blumberg, who was assisted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge on including the region in the article.

The story features destinations around the South that have an exciting blend of culture, entertainment, shopping, and ways to relax that can serve as the perfect spot for a weekend trip with girlfriends.

The following is an excerpt from the article where Roanoke is highlighted:

"Swap your heels for hiking boots, and trek along the Appalachian Trail on McAfee Knob where the fresh air is as soothing as the breathtaking views. But this Virginia city also offers ample indoor fun: Visit Black Dog Salvage (home of DIY Network's Salvage Dawgs), catch a show at Center in the Square, or get inspired at the Taubman Museum of Art. The handsome Hotel Roanoke may just become your annual excuse to plan a girls' getaway, thanks to the in-room spa services you can treat yourself to post-hike and its outstanding Sunday brunch."

Roanoke makes the list alongside other Southern cities such as Richmond, Knoxville, Greenville, and Charlottesville.

Country Living is a publication that focuses on home, family, food and entertaining.

Click here to see the complete article on the Country Living website.