Blacksburg, Virginia, is a picturesque college town that is home of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, commonly known as Virginia Tech. Nestled in between the rounded peaks of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountain ranges, the area is often ranked among the best places to live in the United States. A major technology Center, it is home to an extensive research park and many high-tech companies. Take your choice of cheap flights to Roanoke, and stay in one of the many charming Blacksburg hotels for a relaxing, revitalizing adventure.
Alongside its focus on technology, Blacksburg is also known as a creative center. There are plenty of hotels in Blacksburg near the cultural hot spots that proliferate throughout the area. The Moss Arts Center, located on the campus of Virginia Tech, features a 1200-seat concert hall that hosts a variety of music and theater performances. Blacksburg vacations are also known for the popular community arts events held throughout the year, a combined effort of the town of Blacksburg and the Blacksburg Partnership Collaborative for the Arts. There are plenty of historic landmarks to visit too, such as the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall, Alexander Black House, and the Smithfield Plantation.
Stroll along Market Square in the early evening and you'll likely find the ongoing outdoor music jam, full of both amateurs and professionals alike. Afterwards, pick up some fresh vegetables from the Farmers Market in Market Square Park -- every farm is located within a 50-mile radius of Blacksburg. Just make sure to bring cash, as that is all that most of the vendors accept. Then take a walk down Main Street and pop into one of the many restaurants that feature live music during the week. Later on, go and listen to the local bands that play in the watering holes downtown, or bring your guitar and banjo and sit in on an open jam session. With all the cheap hotels in Blacksburg, you can kick back and relax, especially since you'll have the Travelocity Price Guarantee. Travelocity will match a lower price and refund the difference.
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