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Where to stay

The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

110 Shenandoah Ave.

540-985-5900

www.hotelroanoke.com

Tudor-style grand hotel built in 1882, from $139.

The Inn on Campbell

118 Campbell Ave., South West

540-400-0183

www.theinnoncampbell.com

Historic inn situated on a vibrant downtown block, from $189.

Cambria Suites Roanoke

301 Reserve Ave., South West

540-400-6226

www.cambriasuitesroanoke.com

A block from Roanoke River Greenway with budget bicycle rentals, from $99.

Where to eat

Firefly Fare

32 Market Square

540-206-2630

www.fireflyfare.com

Creative dishes, entrees from $10.

The River and Rail

2201 Crystal Spring Ave., South West

540-400-6830

www.riverandrailrestaurant.com

Southern and French dishes, entrees from $16.

Local Roots

1314 Grandin Road

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540-206-2610

www.localrootsrestaurant.com

Fine farm-to-table dining in a casual setting, entrees from $17.

Texas Tavern

114 Church Ave., South West

540-342-4825

www.texastavern-inc.com

Famed 10-stool-counter hole-in-the-wall, burgers and dogs from $1.30.

What to do

Historic Roanoke City Market

32 Market Square, South East

540-342-2028

www.downtownroanoke.org

Grandin Village

Grandin Road and Memorial Avenue

www.grandinvillage.org

Saturday market and shops.

Black Dog Salvage

902 13th St., South West

540-343-6200

www.blackdogsalvage.com

A top architectural salvage operation.

Taubman Museum of Art

110 Salem Ave., South East

540-342-5760

www.taubmanmuseum.org

Traditional and contemporary art. Free.

Virginia Museum of Transportation

303 Norfolk Ave., South West

540-342-5670

www.vmt.org

Adults $8, over age 59 $7, children ages 3-12 $6, free under age 3.

Roanoke Star

2198 Mill Mountain Spur

540-342-6025

www.visitroanokeva.com

Star and overlooks, free.

Hiking, biking, and water activities

www.roanokeoutside.com.