Itinerary for a Quick Weekend Getaway to Blacksburg, Virginia

I’m a Hokie. I graduated from Virginia Tech in December 2010. Dan spent 2 years in Blacksburg as a child when his pops was in Graduate School at Virginia Tech in the 90’s. Blacksburg will always have a place in our hearts. At four hours away from DC, it makes a nice place to return to for a weekend. We left early Saturday morning and spent 1 night in Blacksburg in late May.

Our trip in a nutshell:

Hotel: Red Carpet Inn Blacksburg – $70/night, clean, comfortable, close to downtown and very nice staff. Unfortunately, the days of crashing on friends couch are long gone. It’s been years s

Hike: The Cascades 

Food: Cabo Fish Taco for dinner and margaritas. The Cellar (basement bar) and Rivermill for beers. Lefty’s for breakfast.

Cascade Falls Hike – Pembroke, Virginia
Cascade Falls – Pembroke, Virginia
Cascade Falls – Pembroke, Virginia

If we had more time, we would have loved to hit up a couple more of our favorite spots (like Sharkey’s, the New River, West End Dining Hall, McAfee’s Knob) but over the years I’ve come to realize that setting unrealistic expectations for a trip itinerary is a surefire way to come out disappointed. For trips like this, always go into the trip knowing that you will be back. See you soon Blacksburg.

What are your favorite Blacksburg spots? Leave in the comments.

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