Do you need a little time away? Sweep your honey off his or her feet with a romantic weekend in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
Mix in some of the best we have to offer to create an unforgettable trip that encompasses downtown Roanoke, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and more.
Consider one of our top 10 luxury suites as a home base for your adventures for a romantic visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- Spa Day
- Taubman Museum of Art
- Drinks & Dinner
- Live Entertainment
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Local Restaurants
Immediately settle into the weekend with a relaxing couples massage at Belle Sante Cosmetic Day Spa in Roanoke. Thirty-, 60- and 90-minute options for two include a Swedish-style massage, essential oils, hot stones, and therapeutic techniques. Once the worries and cares you’ve left behind are out of mind, your romantic weekend can officially begin.
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The Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. The soaring atrium is a light-filled sanctuary and truly a work of art on its own, but the prized pieces that lie within are something to write home about. Admission is free, but exclusive traveling exhibits often require a nominal fee.
Learn More: Current Exhibitions at the Taubman Museum >
Fortunato is one of the best spots for an amazing all-around dining experience in Downtown Roanoke. Their traditional Italian is a comforting dinner ahead of whatever else awaits and you'll love the innovation behind their creative cocktails. Try their renowned Neapolitan-style pizza. It’s loaded with local elements to ensure a taste of the Blue Ridge is delivered each and every time.
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To wrap up your evening, take in a show at Mill Mountain Theatre, Jefferson Center, or Showtimers Community Theatre. You can also regularly find late-night music at Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill. It's an affordable, exciting way to enjoy the innovative local arts & culture scene.
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Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway
Explore the beauty of Virginia’s Blue Ridge by riding the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just drive, stop and enjoy the views, or take in a few of the special hikes and attractions along the way. Whatever you choose, a farmers market picnic will be a delight and a visit to the Roanoke Star is a must.
Points of Interest & Mileposts:
- 76.5: Apple Orchard Mountain and Apple Orchard Falls
- 83.4: Fallingwater Cascades National Scenic Trail
- 84-87: Peaks of Otter
- 115: Explore Park
- 120: Roanoke Star
- 129.6: Roanoke Valley Parkway Overlook
- 144: Devil's Backbone Parking Overlook
- 144.8: Pine Spur Parking Overlook
- 167: Rocky Knob
- 176.1: Mabry Mill
Plan Your Trip: Map of the Blue Ridge Parkway >
Expand on your farmers’ market picnic lunch with a special dinner by one of Roanoke’s best chefs. Consider The River and Rail at the base of Mill Mountain where the mouth-watering menu changes daily. Or visit Roanoke’s first “farm-to-table” restaurant, Local Roots, which also curates a fine selection of small-batch, rare, and unique beverages.