Have you been craving a little excitement and adventure? Our wide selection of day trips is just the ticket! Join Play Roanoke for a local adventure to explore new attractions, visit beautiful places, and satisfy that travel bug.
Saturday, April 15
Visit Hillbilly Hide-a-way in Walnut Cove, NC for a celebratory feast and visit to the Hillbilly Music Hall with live entertainment.
Keep on the Sunny Side at the Barter Theater
Saturday, May 6
Travel to the Barter Theater in Abingdon, VA for a performance of Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Original Carter Family.
Mother’s Day Train to Michie Tavern
Saturday, May 13
Travel by Amtrak to Charlottesville, VA for a visit to Michie’s Tavern and enjoy a charming, southern buffet lunch!
Spring Rose Train to the Hill City
Saturday, May 20
Travel by Amtrak to Lynchburg, VA and visit multiple historic and scenic sights, including the Anne Spencer Gardens, Craddock Terry Hotel, Virginian Hotel, Lynchburg Museum, Bluff Walk, a tour of the roses at the historic City cemetery, and more.
High Bridge Trail State Park
Saturday, June 3
Visit High Bridge Trail State Park in Farmville, VA to see the iconic 2,400 feet long and 125 feet high bridge for which the park is named!
Mountain Lake and Covered Bridges
Saturday, June 11
Travel to Mountain Lake Resort in Pembroke, VA, the setting for the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing. Visit multiple local landmarks and covered bridges, and enjoy the 2,600 nature preserve at Mountain Lake.
Juneteenth at Booker T. Washington Memorial, Homestead Creamery, and SML
Saturday, June 19
Visit the Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy, Virginia on Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the date enslaved people in Galveston, Texas finally received news of their emancipation in 1865. Explore the history of this former farm, where Dr. Booker T. Washington was born into slavery prior to emancipation. Visit Homestead Creamery and Smith Mountain Lake before returning to Roanoke.
The Ruins of Barboursville
Saturday, June 24
Travel to Orange Country, VA to see the Barboursville Ruins, an historic landmark designed by Thomas Jefferson and built in 1814.
J. Sidna Allen Home and Hillsville Diner
Saturday, July 1
Explore the history of Carroll County, VA with a visit to the J. Sidna Allen House, Carroll County Museum, and the historic Hillsville Diner, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ride the Hatton Ferry
Saturday, July 8
Travel to Scottsville, VA and learn the history of the area, the James River, Kanawa Canal, and the Hatton Ferry – the last poled ferry in the United States.
Saturday, July 22
Travel to Clarkesville, VA for LakeFest, an annual festival boasting hot air ballons, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and delicious food!
Footloose at the Barter Theater and Virginia Highlands Festival
Saturday, July 29
Enjoy a visit to Abingdon, VA and a matinee performance of the musical Footloose, based on the movie, at the Barter Theater. Experience the Virginia Highlands Festival and shop for handcrafted arts and crafts items as well.