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As the home of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA is a college town through and through. From the university’s bustling campus to the city’s historic streets, you won’t be able to help enjoying yourself throughout your stay, whether you’ll be visiting for a business conference, a college tour, or vacation.
While you’re here, tour the gorgeous historic sites or dine in the vibrant downtown area. Explore the Historic Smithfield Plantation for a fascinating glimpse into frontier life and a chance to tour the scenic home and garden. For a further appreciation of the local greenery, delve into the sweet smells and sights of the Hahn Horticulture Garden, which also hosts speakers and hands-on workshops.
A perfect way to explore many of Blacksburg’s most enticing attractions is to take a walk down the Huckleberry Trail, which travels along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Start your trip at the Blacksburg Library and end at the New River Valley Mall, where you can treat yourself to a little retail therapy. Along the way you just might catch a lacrosse game at Virginia Tech University Sports Field. Then cross the wooden bridge, and revel in the peaceful surroundings of Coal Mining Heritage Park before heading downtown for some fine dining and a community theater production at the Lyric.
However you choose to spend your days in this vibrant Southern town, book your comfortable and affordable room at an IHG hotel to make the most of your trip. With friendly staff and world class amenities, you’ll find yourself relaxing in no time, Blacksburg style.
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