If you go to Roanoke, Va. . .
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Ave.
Tudor-style grand hotel built in 1882, from $139.
The Inn on Campbell
118 Campbell Ave., South West
Historic inn situated on a vibrant downtown block, from $189.
Cambria Suites Roanoke
301 Reserve Ave., South West
A block from Roanoke River Greenway with budget bicycle rentals, from $99.
32 Market Square
Creative dishes, entrees from $10.
The River and Rail
2201 Crystal Spring Ave., South West
Southern and French dishes, entrees from $16.
1314 Grandin Road
Fine farm-to-table dining in a casual setting, entrees from $17.
114 Church Ave., South West
Famed 10-stool-counter hole-in-the-wall, burgers and dogs from $1.30.
Historic Roanoke City Market
32 Market Square, South East
Grandin Road and Memorial Avenue
Saturday market and shops.
Black Dog Salvage
902 13th St., South West
A top architectural salvage operation.
Taubman Museum of Art
110 Salem Ave., South East
Traditional and contemporary art. Free.
Virginia Museum of Transportation
303 Norfolk Ave., South West
Adults $8, over age 59 $7, children ages 3-12 $6, free under age 3.
2198 Mill Mountain Spur
Star and overlooks, free.
Hiking, biking, and water activities