Traveling is the best way to see new sites, meet new people, and enjoy new experiences. If you’ve got the travel bug, but can’t get away for an extended period, one of our unique day trips could be just what the doctor ordered!
Upcoming Day Trips
For a nice, easy getaway, consider a day trip to some of the area’s most beautiful locations. No need to worry about driving or planning an itinerary—these perfect bundles give you the opportunity to relax and just enjoy the moment.
Nelson County’s Historic Pharsalia
September 25, 2019
8:00am – 5:30pm
Enjoy the history and beauty of Pharsalia, a beautiful family-owned plantation established in 1814. The plantation is cared for by a direct descendant of the original Massie family. While once a working farm, it is used for special events, private tours, and more. Enjoy a tour of the home and a catered lunch on the property. Trip cost includes tour, travel, and catered lunch.
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Mountain Road Wine Trail
October 6, 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm
The perfect way to experience some of Virginia’s best wineries is with a group of fellow wine enthusiasts and, of course, a designated driver! This year marks Virginia Wine Month’s 30th season of celebration. We’ll be touring AmRheins, Chateau Morrisette, and Villa Appalachia. Enjoy vineyard and facility tours, wine tastings, and a scenic ride of the changing foliage. We’ll make a stop in Floyd, Virginia, for anyone who wants to get lunch on their own between winery visits.
Register or get more information on the Mountain Road Wine Trail here.
Fall Foliage Tree Tour
October 17, 2019
8:30am – 3:30pm
Enjoy the scenic mountain views as autumn paints the trees in a beautiful rich glow during this magical time of year. The tour heads up to the mountains of Craig County where you’ll enjoy expansive views of the Appalachian Mountains. The tour host is one of our very own urban foresters who’ll discuss what exactly makes this color change so unique and special. Enjoy a stop at Swinging Bridge cafe in Paint Bank, Virginia, where you can grab lunch or a memento from your trip. Lunch is not included in trip price. The tour departs from Wasena Park in Roanoke.
Register or get more information on the Fall Foliage Tree Tour here.
London’s Salt Spa
November 2, 2019
2:30pm – 8:00pm
This is a trip you won’t want to miss! Enjoy full relaxation and rejuvenation during an hour-long visit to London’s Salt Spa. This therapeutic spa is Virginia’s first salt cave filled with minerals that make the air 100 times more pure than anything you’re used to! This is a truly rejuvenating and unique experience. After emerging from this space of tranquility we’ll head to Peaks of Otter for dinner on the mountain as we catch the evening sunset. Cost includes travel and entry into the salt spa.
Register or get more information on London’s Salt Spa Trip here.
Roanoke Parks and Recreation day trips are a perfect way to satisfy your travel itch on a budget and time crunch, but the convenience doesn’t stop there. There are also opportunities to for longer vacations to far-off destinations. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on all our latest trips, and if you have any suggestions for trips you’d like to see, please let us know!