Make Cambria Hotel & Suites Roanoke your home away from home as you discover all the fun things to do in Roanoke, Virginia! Our conveniently located all-suites hotel near downtown Roanoke make us the perfect starting point for all your adventures in the surrounding area. Be at the heart of all the best Roanoke VA attractions, including the beautiful scenic views of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the exciting events at the Berglund Center and all the best shopping at Valley View Mall.
With both the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and the Virginia Tech Medical School less than 10 minutes away, our hotel is the best place to stay when visiting your loved ones. And if you’re traveling to Roanoke VA for a sports tournament, we’ll be more than happy to assist you with booking a group block!
Looking for a bit of inspiration? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help with suggestions of the best attractions and restaurants in Roanoke. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Just outside the front door of the Cambria Suites Roanoke is the famous and historic Blue Ridge Parkway. Outstanding scenery, recreational opportunities, split-rail fences, old farmsteads, mountain meadows and scenic overlooks make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System. A National Parkway and All-American Road, the Parkway winds for 469 miles from the southern terminus of Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive in Virginia to U.S. 441 at Oconaluftee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee, NC. It runs through the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. The parkway is open year round - subject to weather conditions and construction closures - and does not charge a fee or tolls for use.
Looking for a bit of excitement while visiting Roanoke VA? Catch an event at The Berglund Center, Roanoke’s premiere full-service facility with a 14,000 square foot Exhibit Hall. Enjoy live entertainment, sporting events, conference, consumer shows and more, just 2.1 miles away from your comfortable hotel suite!
At the heart of downtown Roanoke, the new 81,000 square foot Taubman Museum of Art proves an arresting landmark for visitors. As Roanoke's most contemporary structure, it provides an analog for the city's evolution from industrial and manufacturing town to technology-driven city.
The Center in the Square in Roanoke is home to the Art Museum of Western Virginia, History Museum & Historical Society of Western Virginia and O. Winston Link Museum, Mill Mountain Theatre, Science Museum of Western Virginia, The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, Opera Roanoke, and the Roanoke Ballet Theatre.
Experience America's steam locomotive era through O. Winston Link's acclaimed photography of 1950's life along the Norfolk and Western Railway. Galleries are in the restored N&W Passenger Station, designed by Raymond Loewy. Featuring interactive exhibits and train viewing areas.
The Historic Roanoke City Market, also called the Farmer's Market due to the profusion of plants, fresh fruits, and vegetables available during the growing season, is the oldest continuously operating open air market in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Historic Roanoke City Market is open year-round, seven days a week, and closes only on Christmas and New Years. There are 42 permanent tables covered by yellow and white awnings that mark an inviting display of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plants during growing season.
Enjoy year-round performances in the restored and renovated 1920s Shaftman Performance Hall at the Jefferson Center. Performances include an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary stage shows, comedy performances, symphonies, and concerts.
On top of Roanoke's Mill Mountain, off the Blue Ridge Parkway and alongside the famous Roanoke Star, is an AZA accredited five-acre zoo that exhibits 50 plus species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Animals include a Siberian Tiger, Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, Japanese Macaques, Bald Eagle and much more. Special events and educational programs throughout the year, picnic facilities, wildflower garden and a breathtaking overlook view of the Roanoke Valley. ZooChoo train rides additional cost. Open daily-year round (closed December 25th) hours 10am-4:30pm (grounds close at 5pm).
Admission prices are $9 for adults, $7 for children 3-11 and children 2 and under are free. Seniors are $8.25.
The Science Museum of Western Virginia is a unique resource for our region. Since 1970, we have been changing attitudes toward science and technology, and toward learning in general. Our programs and exhibits enable the region's children and families to grow in their potential as science learners and give them a zest for life-long scientific inquiry. Our vision is to ignite and support scientific curiosity and exploration by creating interactive learning experiences for people of all ages that are accessible, provocative and relevant to our region. Our mission is:
The Roanoke Star is an iconic symbol of Virginia's Blue Ridge and a must-see spot when visiting the region.The star sits perched atop Mill Mountain and overlooks the surrounding valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, serving as a beacon and welcoming sign to visitors. It is illuminated every night. As the largest, free-standing, man-made, illuminated star in the world, the Roanoke Star is one of the most photographed attractions in the area and the scenic overlook at the base of the structure is a popular stop for an incredible view of the region.
Are you a classic antique shopper? Looking for that unique item for your home that on one else has? Black Dog Salvage specializes in the reclamation, repurposing and resale of architectural, commercial, and industrial elements and fixtures including salvaged mantels, doors, windows, stained glass, wrought iron, vintage plumbing & hardware, period lighting, art tile, unique old house parts, gates, garden statuary, industrial & commercial fixtures, antique store counters and much more.
The Berglund Center is a 9,828-seat multi-purpose arena located in the Williamson Road neighborhood of Roanoke, Virginia. It was built in 1971. It was the former home to the Roanoke Dazzle basketball team, the ABA Virginia Squires, as well as the Roanoke Express and Roanoke Valley Vipers ice hockey teams. Currently, it is the home of the Virginia Tech men's ice hockey team and city school events. Adjacent are a 14,396-square-foot (1,337.4 m2) exhibit hall with 10,000 square feet (930 m2) of column-free space, and a 2,440-seat theatre that can be used for concerts, Broadway shows, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and other special events.
With facilities for both youth and adults sports, including tennis, football, soccer, baseball and more, River’s Edge Sports Complex is a popular recreation destination in downtown Roanoke. Stay at Cambria Suites, located just 8 minutes away, while you’re in town for a sports tournament!
Enjoy the great outdoors at the Roanoke River Greenway! Spend a sunny day in one of the many urban trails, perfect for running or biking, which can take you to Roanoke’s charming neighborhoods and vibrant downtown area. Grab a bite to eat and take the whole family out for a picnic at the park!
Located on 6.9 acres in downtown Roanoke, Elmwood Park is the central park of the city. It features walking paths, open green space, the central library branch, and an outdoor stage with amphitheater seating. The park is home to festivals, like Festival in the Park every May, as well as various music and arts festivals, and a variety of ethnic festivals year round.
Shop till you drop at Valley View Mall! The 800,000 square-footed shopping mall, located just a 13 minute drive away from Cambria Hotel & Suites, features all your favorite shops, including American Eagle, The Children’s Place, Barnes & Noble, Foot Locker, Macy’s, Yankee Candle and more!
With many great sports complexes around the area, Cambria Suites Roanoke VA is the perfect place to stay when coming to town for your tournament. Some sporting events held throughout the year include:
Don’t miss out on experiencing Roanoke’s fun-filled Go Outside Festival! Taking place on October 13-15, 2017 in the Greenway, this free admission festival features many exciting outdoor activities. From BMX stunt shows, silent discos, bike jousting, tree climbing and even Quidditch, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. After a busy day of exploring the camping exhibits, enjoying concerts and discovering the all the fun things to do outdoors, unwind at one of Cambria Hotel’s comfortable and spacious suites.