Roanoke to Natural Bridge: What to Know Before You Plan Your Getaway

Need a getaway that’s close to home? Turns out, you don’t need to travel across the United States to unplug from the stress of everyday life. For Roanoke, VA, residents, Natural Bridge is the perfect choice! Our quiet town in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a peaceful oasis that’s less than an hour from the cityIt’s a hidden gem in your own backyard. Come see what it’s all about with a trip from Roanoke to Natural Bridge. 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Natural Bridge Vacation Guide. This online guide is filled with local recommendations on what to do during your trip to our area! 

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Why Roanoke to Natural Bridge Is the Best Getaway

The Route

The route from Roanoke to Natural Bridge is easy to traverse. The distance between the cities is 40 miles which should only take about 45 minutes to drive. It’s a perfect choice for travelers who don’t want to take any time off from work to travel. Simply leave after work Friday and you’ll arrive in enough time for a laid-back dinner at the Red Fox Tavern. Then, slip into the bed in your room at the Natural Bridge Hotel for a restful night’s sleep. That might be the main reason visiting Natural Bridge is one of the best getaways from Roanoke!

From Roanoke, simply take Interstate 381 North to I-81 North. After about 37 miles, take exit 175 and turn right onto US-11 North. You’ll quickly turn left to stay on US-11. After about a mile and a half, you should see the Hotel on the right.

Things to Do 

There are plenty of things to do in Natural Bridge for travelers of all ages. Couples and solo travelers can enjoy hiking near Natural Bridge, VA. Or, spend a day of your getaway exploring all the best things to do in Roanoke. From food tours to scenic hikes through the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are plenty of ways for adults to explore the Natural Bridge area. 

If you’re traveling with kids, you’re in luck! There are many family-friendly activities in Natural Bridge, VA, that everyone will enjoy. Explore Natural Bridge State Park for some outdoor fun with the family. You can also view exotic animals at the Virginia Safari Park! Take a drive through this 180-acre park to observe several species of free-roaming animals like giraffes, kangaroos, and more! 

Don’t forget to browse our Natural Bridge vacation packages before you book. Our specials and packages highlight these activities and more, so you don’t have to spend hours planning and booking tickets. We do it all for you! 

Where to Stay

3 Pictures of Natural Bridge and HotelMake our hotel your homestead during a trip to Natural Bridge. The Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center features four room types including Main Inn RoomsPremium Second-Floor Balcony RoomsGuest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda Rooms. Any overnight stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel also comes with access to our hotel amenities 

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