The Best Weekend Getaways from Roanoke Lead to Natural Bridge

Ready for one of the best weekend getaways from Roanoke? Head to Natural Bridge, VA, for a peaceful retreat. The short, 45-minute drive is perfect for a quick trip that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed! 

Keep reading to find out how you should plan your weekend to have the most fun, restful weekend. Check out our free Blue Ridge Vacation Guide for our local insight into the area’s best attractions, activities, and dining options. You’re guaranteed to go back home feeling refreshed! 


How to Plan One of the Most Refreshing Weekend Getaways From Roanoke to Natural Bridge 

Day 1: Arrive in Natural Bridge, VA   

Just 40 miles northeast of busy city life, you can find an escape from the mundaneness of everyday life. Pack up the car Thursday night so you can leave right from work Friday afternoon! From Roanoke, 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’ll see the Hotel on the right! 

You’ll arrive in time for drinks and a laid-back dinner at the Red Fox Tavern. Then, you can drift off into a blissful sleep in your cozy bed at the Natural Bridge Hotel. That might be the main reason visiting Natural Bridge is one of the best getaways from Roanoke! 

Day 2: Get out & Explore All Natural Bridge Has to Offer 

There are plenty of things to do at Natural Bridge for travelers of all ages! Couples and solo travelers can enjoy hiking near Natural Bridge, VA, through cascading falls and lush greenery. From fabulous restaurants to nearby wineries and breweries, there are many options to choose from. That’s why it’s great that it’s such a short trip to Natural Bridge. You can come time and time again!  

If you’re traveling with kids, you’re in luck! There are many family-friendly activities in Natural Bridge that everyone will enjoy. Explore Natural Bridge State Park for some outdoor fun with the family. You can even take the kids on an exotic animal hunt at Virginia Safari Park! Drive through this 180-acre park to see free-roaming animals like giraffes, kangaroos, and more! Everyone will love Natural Bridge. The kids will be begging to come back for more!  

Don’t forget to check out our Natural Bridge vacation specials and packages before you book! Our specials and packages combine these activities, which helps you save time planning and booking through different vendors, and help you save money. So let us do it all for you! 

Day 3: Head Home to Roanoke Refreshed  

Don’t forget to enjoy a hearty breakfast before saying, “see you soon, Natural Bridge!” Our Colonial Dining Room will fuel you up with fresh fruit, cereal, eggs, biscuits, and gravy before getting in the car. We offer a delicious selection of breakfast items each morning of your stay.  

Don’t forget to stop by one of our local shops for a coffee or pick up a souvenir to commemorate your trip. Virginia’s Rockbridge County is a hot spot to shop small, with options ranging from antiques to unique boutiques in downtown Lexington. 

Stay Close to It All at Natural Bridge for One of the Best Weekend Getaways From Roanoke 

Make our hotel your homestead during a trip to Natural Bridge! The Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center features four types of accommodations. Choose from one of our cozy Main Inn RoomsPremium Balcony Rooms, and Veranda Rooms 

Any overnight stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel also comes with access to our fantastic hotel amenities. So, start planning one of the most fun, restful weekend getaways from Roanoke to Natural Bridge!  

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