If you're an outdoorsy type, you'll love the laid-back charm of Roanoke, Virginia; a city where residents enjoy spending their time outside. You'll have no problem getting a good night's sleep, as Roanoke is known for its peaceful atmosphere. Explore it all with a Roanoke car rental, which will make it easy for you to drive along the city's many scenic routes.
Flights to Roanoke land at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, a short 5-mile drive from the city's center. Car rentals in Roanoke, VA, can be picked up right at the airport or at one of several other convenient locations throughout the city. Head for the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway, which crosses the Roanoke River and eventually reaches the Blue Ridge region of the Appalachian Mountains. Continue on Blue Ridge Parkway all the way to the charming town of Buchanan, which is often referred to as the place where "Main Street meets the mountains." Use some of the money you saved on Roanoke hotels to treat yourself to a meal at one of the many restaurants along Buchanan's prized Main Street, where you'll encounter classic American meals and a friendly atmosphere. If you prefer a picnic lunch, drive back along Interstate 81 and stop off at Troutville Park.
Many of Roanoke's best scenic drives meander along the Roanoke River. For example, one of the loveliest places to drive rental cars in Roanoke, VA, is Wiley Drive Southwest, which intersects Smith Park and ends in Wasena Park. A portion of Riverland Road Southeast is also adjacent to the river and is definitely worth exploring. Nearby is the J.P. Fishburn Parkway, which borders the Mill Mountain Zoo and Mill Mountain Park. No matter where you choose to spend your time, you can save money and get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app.