Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge was recently highlighted by Cheapism for being a budget-friendly vacation destination for seniors.

The article, “Where to Go in 2017: 14 Budget Vacation Destinations for Seniors,” was written by Sheryl Nance-Nash, who received assistance from Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge for information about including Roanoke in the article.

The feature touts the region’s “temperate climate, easy hikes through lush forest, and farm-to-table cuisine” as things visitors will get to experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It also mentions the area’s lower-than-average cost of living and affordable lodging rates, as well as the recognition of being named one of the “South’s Best Places to Retire” by Southern Living.

Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge was highlighted alongside other popular destinations including Charleston, S.C., Estes Park, Co., and the Canary Islands.

Cheapism is a website that focuses on finding “news stories and resources that are informative and fun and can help you save money.”

Click here to view the entire article on the Cheapism website.

Visit our Awards & Accolades page to read more about different honors the region has received.