Help me escape my college town!
December 19, 2013 12:51 PM Subscribe
I'm a 20-year-old college junior near the Roanoke area of southwest Virginia, and I have a car for the first time this year. I need ideas for interesting attractions within a four hour drive. More details inside.
posted by bonifate to Travel & Transportation (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I know this is very broad, but I'm generally looking for cool places and/or experiences for exploring on weekend trips. I've looked at most of the Virginia tourist websites, which seem to focus either on adults (lots of vineyards, bars, and expensive tours) or families. I've been to the Safari Park and parts of Richmond, the main tourist attractions in DC, Lexington, Roanoke, Charlottesville, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
I'm down for anything interesting, beautiful, and/or weird--on my list already are Foamhenge, Natural Bridge, and the Devil's Marbleyard. I'm down for mildly strenuous hikes. I love photography, festivals, good local food, and anything I wouldn't find back home in Los Angeles (like rodeos!). Recommendations for general cities to visit are also okay.
-Within a four hour drive (out of state is okay)
-Not over $30 admission (but gas money isn't an issue)
-Not a mall or shopping center