Enjoy your Virginia Mountains journey! Travelers on I-81 will find scenic vistas and unique eateries and shopping opportunities in our gateway community to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The towns of Christiansburg and Blacksburg, two of the largest towns in Virginia, join Montgomery County in providing a warm welcome to visitors of this national treasure. Park your suitcase in one of the nationally recognized or independently owned lodging establishments and head out! The Tuggles Gap, Milepost 165.3 entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway is 21 miles south of the town of Christiansburg. You won’t waste the drive, the southern part of the County is heavily agricultural with picturesque rolling pastures and Mom and Pop stops along the way!
Take time in your journey to experience the ARTS at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech or Lyric Theater in Blacksburg. Immerse yourself in our local stories at Historic Smithfield, the Montgomery Museum of Art and History, and the Alexander Black House. For a bit of retro Americana, cruise over to the Roanoke Street Corridor of Christiansburg where you can drive up to an old-fashioned hamburger drive-in and be greeted by a curb-hop. Follow this up with pulling into the nearby local drive-in theater to catch a recently released movie under the stars. There’s a theme here!
Go to Town on the nearly 14 mile Huckleberry Trail which connects the towns and the county. Enjoy the mountain breeze from atop one of the area’s bikeshare bicycles. Look for the orange ROAM bike stations. Afterward, quench your thirst at one of our many local craft breweries or wineries. Hunger pangs? Linger over a “fresh from the farm” meal at one of our local restaurants; many with outdoor seating to keep the vibe going! Check out our 1-day itinerary and weekend itinerary for more inspiration!