Close

Email This Trip

Close

Change Password

Please enter your current and new password.

Processing...

Your password has been changed.


Virginia is for Lovers Logo

Long Valley Weekend

Created by: Tom

Two of the best "valley" downtowns in the mountains of western Virginia. Way too much to do in only one weekend.

Day 1

  • The Historic Roanoke City Market

    The Historic Roanoke City Market
    Address:
    Historic Roanoke City Market, Market Street, Roanoke, VA, 24011

    Phone:
    (540) 342-2028
    Website:
    www.downtownroanoke.org

    The Historic Roanoke City Market is the oldest such market in continuous use in Virginia. In 1882 licenses were issued to 25 hucksters. The city of Roanoke's first charter formally authorized a municipally owned market in 1884, and the first permanent Market Building was completed in 1886. This formed the core of a continuing curb market in and around the Market Square. The present Market Building was erected in 1922 to replace the original structure. Today the building is a food court and shopping facility. The market includes unique shopping, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, antique shops, visitor information center and much more. Additionally; the #1 Fire Station, built in 1907 can be seen and is a historic landmark. Modeled after Independence Hall in Philadelphia, it remains open and is free to tours (located on Church Stree

  • Texas Tavern

    Texas Tavern
    Address:
    114 Church Avenue, Roanoke, VA, 24011

    Phone:
    (540) 342-4825
    Website:
    www.texastavern-inc.com

    Texas Tavern has been a Roanoke icon since 1930 and operated by the Bullington family for four generations. "Roanoke's Millionaires Club" is a classic lunch counter and late night eatery that is open 24-7 and seats 10,000...10 at a time. The menu features world-famous chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, and cheesy westerns. Texas Tavern is routinely voted as having the "Best Chili," "Best Hot Dogs," "Best Local Hamburgers," and "Best Late-Night Dinner" by readers of The Roanoker magazine.


    Open 24 hours a day everyday! 

  • Taubman Museum of Art

    Taubman Museum of Art
    Address:
    Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA, 24011

    Phone:
    (540) 342-5760
    Website:
    www.taubmanmuseum.org

    Explore more than 16,000 square feet of gallery space of permanent collection and temporary exhibition galleries.

    The Taubman Museum of Art contains advanced technology for distance learning to serve the entire region. It features fiber optic cable links to broadband networks across the state to enhance K-12 education and provide greater access to the visual arts. Such technology also enables the museum to interface with artistic endeavors at museums, universities and other institutions across the Commonwealth, across the nation, and beyond.

    Closed Mondays and major holidays. Tues, Wed, Fri-Sat 10-5. Thurs 10-8. Sun 12-5.

  • Roanoke Children's Theatre

    Roanoke Children
    Address:
    110 Salem Ave SE, Roanoke, VA, 24011

    Phone:
    (540) 309-6802
    Website:
    www.roanokechildrenstheatre.org

    Roanoke Children's Theatre is Roanoke's only professional children's theatre. It can be found within the new Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke,VA. The theatre delivers four shows a year that are geared towards a family audience. Roanoke Children's Theatre utilizes the talents of both professional actors and area youth in their productions. The tickets are moderately priced at $6-$20, and you can save a bundle by getting season tickets! The theatre also provides year-round programing and classes for area schools and a theatre school for the budding talents of the Roanoke area. See you at the theatre!

  • Macado's - Downtown Roanoke

    Macado
    Address:
    120 W. Church Avenue, Roanoke, VA, 24011

    Phone:
    (540) 342-7231
    Website:
    www.macados.com

    Voted to eight awards - including platinum honors for "Best Sandwiches" and "Best Inexpensive Dates" - in The Roanoker magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice Dining Awards, Macado's is a family-friendly favorite that provides a diverse selection of delicious offerings. Appetizers, sandwiches, fajitas, salads, entrees, desserts and more are all available at affordable prices. A perfect choice for lunch, dinner, or just a drink and snack with friends.


    Hours of Operation:



    • Sunday-Thursday: 8am-12:30am

    • Friday & Saturday: 8am-1:30am

  • The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

    The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
    Address:
    The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue NE, Roanoke, VA, 24016

    Phone:
    (540) 985-5900
    Website:
    www.hotelroanoke.com

    The historic Hotel Roanoke, circa 1882, reopened in 1995 completely restored with 332 rooms and 19 suites. The Conference Center of Roanoke, on the Hotel grounds, features 63,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and high technology. The Hotel's Regency Dining Room has been a Roanoke tradition since 1938, featuring old-time southern favorites, including the Hotel's signature Peanut Soup, and new traditions. The Pine Room Pub features lighter fare and beverages. Hotel amenities include a complete exercise facility, sauna, outdoor pool, and airport transportation. AAA 3-diamond property. No pets.

    35 meeting rooms (63,000 square feet), 1,100 banquet.

    The Hotel Roanoke celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2007 and is in the midst of a $6.5 million renovation project.

Day 2

  • Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea

    Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea
    Address:
    10 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA, 24011

    Phone:
    (540) 400-6966
    Website:
    www.millmountaincoffee.com

    Nestled in the heart of downtown this coffee house has an expanded menu, wi-fi and plenty of coffee & tea varieties!
    For a review, click here:
    http://www.roanoke.com/entertainment/insideout/eat/wb/178023

  • Shenandoah Pizza

    Shenandoah Pizza
    Address:
    19 E Beverley Street, Staunton, VA, 24401

    Phone:
    (252) 213-0008
    Website:
    www.shenandoahpizza.com

    Shenandoah Pizza located in Downtown Historic Staunton, Va. Gourmet pizza made with fresh regular or whole wheat dough and our signature sauces.

  • Pufferbellies Toys & Books

    Pufferbellies Toys & Books
    Address:
    15 W. Johnson St., Staunton, VA, 24401

    Phone:
    (540) 886-3516
    Website:
    www.pufferbelliestoys.com

    Pufferbellies is the biggest family-owned specialty toy store in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We offer toys and books for ages 0 to 12, plus Storytime every Friday at 10:30am. We welcome kids of all ages to take a spin on a Plasma Car or Flying Turtle, or play awhile with our train table, wooden kitchen, or dollhouse. And don't miss taking a gallop on Sandy, our beautifully restored coin-operated kiddie ride straight from the 50s!

  • Visulite Cinemas

    Visulite Cinemas
    Address:
    12 N. Augusta St., Staunton, VA, 24401

    Phone:
    (540) 885-9966
    Website:
    www.visulitecinema.com

    The historic Visulite in Staunton is very excited to bring a higher-quality moviegoing experience to our community and to movie lovers everywhere. There was a time when going to the movies was fun. Buying tickets under a shining marquee, settling into plush seats, slipping into the escape of a wonderfully entertaining movie. It was an event everyone could afford, and no one wanted to miss. At the Visulite, we're bringing that magic back.  

  • Mill Street Grill

    Mill Street Grill
    Address:
    1 Mill Street, Staunton, VA, 24401

    Phone:
    (540) 886-0656
    Website:
    www.millstreetgrill.com

    At Mill Street Grill we try to balance good quality food with fast fun efficient service, all in the cozy confines of a turn of the century flourmill. Since opening in 1992, our goal has been to be the most consistent restaurant in the area. Specializing in BBQ Ribs, Prime Rib, Grilled Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Pastas, Sandwiches and Salads all made from scratch. Children's and Vegetarian menus also. Most things are made to order, so it is not that hard to change; just ask. If you have a special request, let us know. "There is nothing run of the mill about Mill Street Grill". Large wine list and full bar. Voted best restaurant in area and 3 stars from AAA, Monday through Thursday 4-10:30PM Friday & Saturday 4-10:30PM Sunday hours: Brunch served 11AM to 3PM and close at 9PM

  • American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse

    American Shakespeare Center
    Address:
    10 S. Market St., Staunton, VA, 24401

    Phone:
    (540) 851-1733
    Website:
    www.americanshakespearecenter.com

    Located in historic Staunton, the American Shakespeare Center recovers the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language and humanity. We perform year round in the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s own indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse. Frommer’s says that “this stunning re-creation of the first indoor theater in the English-speaking world...is, in itself, a reason to visit Staunton.”


    This 300-seat Renaissance-style theatre offers an intimate space to see the Bard’s plays in a fast paced, spirited style where the audience is always part of the show. See for yourself why the Washington Post calls our performances “shamelessly entertaining” and the Boston Globe says they’re "phenomenal...bursting with energy."

  • Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

    Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center
    Address:
    24 S. Market St., Staunton, VA, 24401

    Phone:
    (866) 880-0024
    Website:
    www.stonewalljacksonhotel.com

    The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center is located in the heart of the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley, adjacent to Staunton's Main Street, which was recently recognized by The National Trust for Historic Preservation as Virginia's first winner of the Great American Main Street Award.


    Named for General Stonewall Jackson, the hotel originally opened in 1924, and quickly became the gathering place for Shenandoah Valley society.


    The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center has undergone a complete renovation to historically preserve its charm while providing modern guest amenities, accommodations and services.

Day 3

  • Rowe's Family Restaurant

    Rowe
    Address:
    Route 4 Box 88, Staunton, VA, 24401

    Phone:
    (540) 886-1833

    Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant and Bakery, established in 1947, has been owned and operated continuously by the Rowe family in a tradition of serving fine food at moderate prices. Mrs. Rowe's specialty is home cooking with a wide variety of dishes available on daily breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

My Trips

Start a New Trip