Nicknamed “Star City of the South,” Roanoke is the recreational and cultural hub of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The city and the surrounding Roanoke Valley boast gorgeous scenery, charming neighborhoods, numerous wineries and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which winds through the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, or discover wildlife boating or kayaking on the Upper James River Water Trail. Shop and dine at the markets and boutiques in Downtown Roanoke, featuring unique local arts and crafts. Roanoke offers something for everyone!