UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >


Winter in Roanoke, VA

Winter in Virginia's Blue Ridge

Experience the fun of a winter wonderland in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

Virginia's Blue Ridge Stay Safe PledgeThe mild climate of the region makes it comfortable to visit and enjoy all the fun things to do and events that take place during the winter months.

It's also a wonderful time of year to plan a romantic getaway. Spend time making memories in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Make reservations for a romantic dinner at one of our delicious farm-to-table restaurants or spend some time on a few of our great heated outdoor patios. Then, enjoy the vibrant nightlife scene that's full of energy.

And keep warm as you cuddle up by the fireplace at one of the cozy bed & breakfasts in Virginia's Blue Ridge. 

The winter also presents unique outdoor opportunities, including ice skating in the park, hiking trails along frozen streams and waterfalls, and public parks for snow sledding!

The scenic overlooks of the region, such as the Roanoke Star Overlook atop Mill Mountain, feature amazing views any time of year!

Don't forget to take time to learn about the rich railroad history and heritage of the Roanoke Valley, which is proudly displayed at the Virginia Museum of Transportation and O. Winston Link Museum in Downtown Roanoke.

Come chill in Virginia's Blue Ridge!

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