Location & Travel
Historic Grandin Village is one of the best examples of a mixed-use neighborhood in Southwest Virginia. One of the keystones to the area is the Grandin Theatre, which has been lovingly restored. Another of the neighborhood’s pillars is the CoLab, an innovative coworking space serving the broader community. These two fantastic locations will be joint hosts for this event. However, the City itself is the host more broadly, especially as this year we will engage with it in a way like never before.
CITY OF ROANOKE
The City of Roanoke is a vibrant small city that combines diverse urban energy with genuine southern charm. As the largest Virginia city west of Richmond, Roanoke is a significant cultural and business center. Roanoke is home to a thriving arts scene that includes a symphony, ballet, theatre, art galleries, and the nationally known Taubman Museum of Art. Downtown Roanoke features unique shopping and eclectic restaurants, bars, and live music venues.
Learn more about Roanoke – visit the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors’ Bureau at www.visitroanokeva.com
The Roanoke Valley is located in western Virginia, with easy access off of both Interstate 81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, making it a great destination that is easy to reach and easy to tour.
GETTING TO ROANOKE
|Roanoke Regional Airport is a full-service airport, offering a wide range of services. With over 90 scheduled airline flights arriving and departing daily, the Roanoke Regional Airport offers nonstop service to a dozen major cities as well as frequent connecting service through the hubs of five major airlines. Airlines Serving Roanoke Regional Airport: Allegiant Air, Delta, United Airlines, US Airways
5202 Aviation Drive NW | Roanoke, VA 24012 | Phone: (540) 362-1999 | www.roanokeairport.com
|Access to Roanoke via rail is now easier with the Smartway Connector bus, which provides daily service from Lynchburg’s Kemper Station to Downtown Roanoke. For booking and scheduling information, visit www.amtrak.com|
|The Smartway Bus provides access to the New River Valley and Lynchburg for just $4 each way and offers free wi-fi, comfortable seating, and easy access to Roanoke Regional Airport, Lynchburg’s Kemper Train Station, Virginia Tech, and Downtown Roanoke. For schedules and further information, visit www.smartwaybus.com|
|The Megabus provides an economical and comfortable option for getting to the Roanoke Valley. Connect with the Smartway in Christiansburg and enjoy the benefits of free wi-fi and affordable travel from D.C. and Knoxville. For booking and scheduling information, visitwww.megabus.com|
GETTING AROUND IN ROANOKE
|RIDE Solutions’ website is the region’s best resource for busing, biking, and even hiking in southwest Virginia. Download maps for the Roanoke River Greenway, Neighborhood Bike Trails, hiking trails, and other resources to guide you during your stay. For more information visit www.ridesolutions.org|
|Valley Metro provides bus service throughout Roanoke. Serving riders from 6:15am-8:15pm, Valley Metro provides access to Roanoke’s Grandin Village, Valley View Mall, and other great places to shop and dine. For more information, visit www.valleymetro.com|
|The Star Line Trolley offers free service between the Downtown Roanoke market area and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, with nine stops along the way. Trolleys run every 10 minutes, from 7am-7pm. For more information, visit www.valleymetro.com/trolley|