Among the most beautiful locales in Virginia, Blacksburg boasts authentic big-city amenities and a palpable small-town hospitality. Situated on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, the town is part of the picturesque New River Valley, which takes its name from the oldest river in North America.
Well-maintained and genuinely family-friendly, Blacksburg has something for everyone, from unique shopping and dining, cultural and historical attractions and a thriving arts scene to abundant green space, dramatic vistas and exciting outdoor activities.
Historic downtown Blacksburg, a 16-square-block area known locally as Sixteen Squares, honors the town’s rich heritage and features more than 150 eclectic stores, art galleries and restaurants, both casual and elegant, along with the popular Blacksburg Farmer's Market.
At the heart of downtown lies the College Avenue Promenade, a lively pedestrian mall where downtown meets the Virginia Tech campus. Home to a vibrant nightlife and a variety of festivals, events, and performances throughout the year, the area’s red-brick sidewalks, Victorian street lamps, hanging flower baskets, and numerous park benches encourage foot traffic and make taking in the sights and meeting folks easy.
Among its range of accommodations, including the chic Main Street Inn and Clay Corner Inn, as well as the acclaimed Inn at Virginia Tech and several national chains, Blacksburg offers the perfect place to enjoy a long weekend or an extended stay.
No doubt about it, Blacksburg will exceed your expectations. Whether a first-time visitor or a frequent guest, you’ll be hooked.
Blacksburg is your kind of town.
Did You Know?
In 2010, Virginia Tech was ranked "44th among 697 academic institutions" by the National Science Foundation for its almost $400 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2009.