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The Great American Road Trip: All Roads Lead to Blacksburg

  • Make a playlist
  • Pack some snacks
  • Hit the road

There’s just something about a road trip. The sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and a perfect song on the radio. It’s the epitome of freedom – an ideal getaway. 

Get Ready for Your Road Trip to Blacksburg


The view from a road is far different than that of an airplane. With no set itinerary, you are free to infuse your trip with spontaneity and fun. 

Enjoy Local Scenery – The view from 30,000 feet is nice but an up-close experience gives a deeper, richer encounter. 

Get To Know an Area – The best, most memorable vacation memories usually come from unplanned stops. See a restaurant that looks quirky? Stop in for a bite! Does a local recommend an off-the-beaten-path hike? Take it! 

Skip the Airport – Getaways often include air travel but there is plenty of adventure to be had through drive travel. Driving also means no lines, comfortable seats, and you can stop when you want. 

Impromptu – Road trips offer flexibility to make impromptu getaway plans when, often, they are most needed. If you feel like getting away for a weekend, you can hop in the car and head out! 


Blacksburg is an easy day’s drive from the Virginia coastline inland to Cincinnati and from Baltimore to Charlotte. There is something for everyone from outdoor enthusiasts to wine connoisseurs. Although Blacksburg has a small-town feel, the fact that it’s a college town means there is always something happening. 

If you live on the Eastern side of the country, you ought to consider a road trip to Blacksburg. The drive is lovely and there is lots to do once you get here. Looking for fun outdoors? Take a hike to one of the most visited falls in Virginia or enjoy a road trip through the rolling hills. If the arts are more your style, take in a performance at the Moss Arts Center or a show at the Lyric Theatre. And be sure to find your new favorite wine at Beliveau Farm or Chateau Morrisette. There are countless things to do in Blacksburg so you’re guaranteed to find something to interest you.

Overlooking Blacksburg Virginia and the Virginia Tech campus from Hoge Pasture.

Baltimore – Blacksburg 

Heading south from the east coast? It’s a great drive with lots to see! Experience the busyness of Washington DC and then slow down to enjoy the countryside in Shenandoah National Park.


Pittsburg – Blacksburg

From the freeway to the scenic route, driving from Pittsburgh to Blacksburg is a bit like a choose-your-own-adventure. The New River Gorge is a side trip worth taking to experience the beautiful scenery of the area. Also, locals love showing off their homemade artisan skills at the Tamarack Center. 


Knoxville – Blacksburg

History buffs love the drive from Knoxville to Blacksburg. Tour the childhood of former presidents, stand on the ground where famous battles were fought, or even watch a battle reenactment. 

If you’re a foodie, there are plenty of farmer’s markets and roadside stands along the way. 


Charlotte – Blacksburg

Choose your route by the scenery you want to see. Take the western route through Asheville for a nice long drive with plenty of attractions to see like The Biltmore, and Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests. The northern route will take you through the mountains with wilderness and scenery galore. 



Now is a great time to plan your road trip to Blacksburg! Visit our latest package options at The Inn at Virginia Tech! Come to Blacksburg to unwind and recharge. We will take good care of you. 

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