Since you’ve landed here, it seems safe to assume you’re planning a trip to Roanoke, VA. If you want all the details on where to stay and what to do while you’re here, you’ve arrived in the right place. Downtown Roanoke is the perfect destination to center your visit around. Regardless of the season, there’s always a reason to visit. Read over this post to prepare for your stay.
Where to Stay
If you’re in need of a place to lay your head, might we recommend one of our five hotels. Staying in the heart of the city means you'll have easy access to restaurants, shopping, live music, entertainment, outdoor amenities, and more. Downtown Roanoke is the perfect place for your stay. Take a look over the hotels you’ll find in Downtown Roanoke and learn more about what they offer.
There’s always a lot going on downtown but how do you know what your options are? Take a look at our event calendar. We share our events and any others that happen all over Downtown Roanoke. There’s something fun to get into every day of the week…from live music to karaoke, yoga, happy hours, and so much more.
We've also put together a few guides to help take you through more downtown options like breweries and museums. Take a look to really dig in!
With 70+ restaurants, 30+ retailers, and the oldest continuously operating Farmer’s Market in the Commonwealth, there’s plenty to explore during your visit.
Visit the Historic City Market - In the heart of Downtown Roanoke since 1882, our vendors offer locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plants, plus fresh meats, cheeses, baked goods, and artisan hand-crafted items. The best time to visit the market is on Saturday when we have the largest selection of vendors present. Other days of the week, you may catch a few vendors.
The Roanoke River runs through parts of Downtown Roanoke. Rent a tube and enjoy a relaxing float while you're here.
The hiking and biking options around our area are nationally recognized.
Keep it Moving
Being away from home doesn’t mean you need to get out of your fitness routine. If you’re looking for a way to workout while you’re here, we have options for you. In addition to the miles of greenways, hiking, and biking options we listed above, there are more structured options as well.
With high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic views, our virtual tour is a great way to get familiar with the area. Explore local venues, hotels, food, and shopping options. Learn more about the history of downtown with historic “then” and “now” photos. You'll find tons of information right at your fingertips. *For the best experience, we recommend accessing the tour on a desktop computer.