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BlacksburgUnited States of America

Stunning mountain scenery, centuries worth of history and a beautiful university campus make this town in Southwest Virginia an idyllic vacation destination.

The charming town of Blacksburg sits on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. Blacksburg is the home of Virginia Tech, one of Virginia’s largest universities. Enjoy the historic and cultural attractions and the nature that surrounds the town. The pastoral and mountainous location provides an ideal setting for a range of outdoor pursuits, including fishing, mountain biking, hiking and tubing.

Explore the vast Virginia Tech campus with its neo-Gothic limestone buildings. Relax in the shade gardens and water gardens of the university’s Hahn Horticulture Garden. While you are on campus, study the extensive mineral and fossil collections at the Museum of Geosciences.

Browse the town’s museums and estates for insight into Blacksburg’s history. Step inside the late 19th-century Alexander Black House and browse the exhibits of the Museum of African American Culture at St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall. The story of Revolutionary War patriot William Preston is told at his 18th-century home, Smithfield Plantation. Stroll through the garden, see the period furniture and Native American artifacts and ask the volunteer guides about the two Virginia governors who were born here.

Children will love the ramps and tracks of Skate Park and playground in Sunrise Park. Swim at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center or play golf with a view of the town. Meet the locals in one of the many bars and restaurants or at the farmers market in Market Square Park. The park also has weekly jam sessions.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport connects to major cities in the USA. Trains run into Lynchburg, 97 miles (156 kilometers) away, where you can rent a car or take a bus to get to Blacksburg.

Around Blacksburg, hike in the vast Jefferson National Forest to the north. Go tubing or canoeing on the New River in summer or enjoy the views from the slopes of Peters Mountain. Bike the paved Huckleberry Trail from Blacksburg to Christiansburg. Further west, fish or swim in the 21-mile (33.8-kilometer) long Claytor Lake at Claytor Lake State Park. The park has picnic shelters, a marina, a camp ground and cabins.

Top hotels in Blacksburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Blacksburg / University
Hyatt Place Blacksburg / University
3 out of 5
650 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg, VA
The price is AU$132 per night

Located in McBryde, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Museum of Geosciences and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Virginia Tech University. Lyric Theatre and Lane Stadium ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (840 reviews)

"Very clean. Close to son’s apartment. Included breakfast even with limitations of COVID 19."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

Hyatt Place Blacksburg / University
The Inn At Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
The Inn At Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA
The price is AU$148 per night

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lyric Theatre, Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum. Virginia Tech University and Christiansburg ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (979 reviews)

"on campus, very clean, friendly service, pretty setting"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2020

The Inn At Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Homewood Suites By Hilton Christiansburg
Homewood Suites By Hilton Christiansburg
3 out of 5
2657 Roanoke St, Christiansburg, VA
The price is AU$154 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Christiansburg Aquatic Center and within 12 miles (20 km) of Virginia Tech University and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (286 reviews)

"Clean,very accommodating,friendly staff ,prompt service ,excellent amenities."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2020

Homewood Suites By Hilton Christiansburg

Top activities in Blacksburg

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