Plan Your Visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains

Welcome to your very own Blue Ridge Mountain getaway. Whether you're with us for an afternoon or an entire vacation, we've got tons of ways for you to be a trailsetter!

The Roanoke Valley of Virginia is known for its beautiful scenery and tremendous recreational opportunities in the surrounding mountains, but we offer opportunities for fun and adventure in so many other ways, too.

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Map Explorer

Explore the Roanoke Valley with our interactive map. Here you'll find hotels, dining, shopping, directions and more.


Getting to Virginia's Blue Ridge is easy. With first-class air service and convenient interstate access, you'll have no trouble reaching your Blue Ridge Mountain getaway. Once here, the region boasts a variety of transportation options to help you get around.

Sample Itineraries

Put together a trip based on all the things you're most interested in. Our Sample Itineraries are built to focus on specific types of activities, ranging from shopping to history, to food and family-fun.


History lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains as well, not only in fascinating museums with interpretive displays, but also in the streets and buildings of our historic cities and towns.

Many events throughout the year celebrate the history and culture of the Roanoke Valley. You can also talk to local residents, who take great pride in the historical roots of the region. 

Family Fun

Be sure to leave some time in your schedule for old-fashioned fun with your family and friends. Like skimming across Smith Mountain Lake on a jet-ski, catching a foul ball at a Salem Red Sox game, or relaxing over a picnic lunch at your favorite Blue Ridge Parkway overlook. The following pages are full of ideas for things to do for a family vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

No matter how you choose to be a #Trailsetter, we're sure you'll take home some great memories.

Pet Friendly

Want to plan a vacation that includes bringing your pet along for the fun? Our Pet Friendly section is full of information and ideas about ways you can experience Virginia's Blue Ridge with your four-legged friends!

VBR Savings Pass

Download our free VBR Savings Pass to get special access to exclusive discounts and offers at local attractions, restaurants, and shops. The pass will be sent to you via text message and e-mail and discounts can be redeemed instantly!


Take advantage of all the available resources to plan your trip to Virginia's Blue Ridge. Request a free copy of our Visitor's Guide, find the nearest Visitor Center, subscribe to our monthly E-Newsletter, learn about how to book a vacation package, and be entered to win a free trip to the region through our Sweepstakes.

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