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Through city and university cooperation, Blacksburg has a nice bus system. It is free to all students who have an ID card. It costs $0.50 for everyone else. On Football Games
If you are coming to Blacksburg, it is hard to miss the campus of Virginia Tech, especially the much-photographed Burruss Hall.
Blacksburg is also within an hour's drive from Floyd county[http://www.floydvirginia.com/] with its increasingly reknown artist community and growing number of cultural events, such as the annual FloydFest.
Most everything one needs can be found within the town itself, even without many big box
stores around there is still a lot to be found for a very decent price. Stores such as Mish Mish,
Every Wednesday and Saturday there is a farmer's market one block off of main street where one can
find local produce as well as goods hand made in the New River Valley. Apart from the shops in
Every summer in
Blacksburg is closed off and vendors from the surrounding counties and states come to peddle goods of
all nature. This is a great time to be around for the live music and diverse foods, as well as to
The downtown area caters to a diverse crowd, and there are countless watering holes offering pub fare of varying quality, from the '''Cellar''' and the '''Underground''', which provide a more traditional pub aire, to places like Cabo Fish Taco which regularly feature electronic and breakbeat music acts such as the '''Boogieburg Sound System'''. If one desires a finer dining experience they might want to check out '''Boudreaux's''', '''The Cellar''', '''Gillie's''' and '''Poor Billy's Seafood & Sushi''', which provide diverse cuisine of excellent quality for just a few extra dollars. Locals are fond of '''Mike's Grill''', a small restaurant offering typical (but excellent) American food- burgers, fries, etc. for a reasonable price; while the college crowd can often be found hanging around places such as the '''River Mill''', '''Sharkey's''' or '''Hokie House'''. '''Sheesha''', the local Hookah bar, often features live jazz and afrobeat music, and '''
The area around the New River Valley Mall has many chain restaurants. A few, more upscale establishments can also be found around, such as '''Zeppoli's''' ,'''India Garden''', '''Kabuki's Japanese Steakhouse''' and '''The Farmhouse''' in [[Christiansburg, Virginia]].
*'''Comfort Inn Blacksburg Hotel''' 3705 South Main Street, (540) 951-1500]. Close to many area businesses and attractions including the Virginia Tech Campus, The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Radford University, Corning, Montgomery Regional Hospital, the VA / MS Regional college of Veterinary Medicine and the Warm Hearth Village.
*<sleep name="Collegiate Inn of Blacksburg" alt="" address="900 A Prices Fork Road" directions=" " phone="540-552-7001" url="www.ciblacksburghotel.com" checkin="4:00" checkout="11:00" price="" lat="" long="">The Collegiate Inn of Blacksburg is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is directly across from the Virginia Tech campus. Shopping, banking, recreational and dining locations are within walking distance to the hotel. The hotel is also a short drive to downtown Blacksburg, which makes the Inn convenient to many things to do, all local businesses, and area attractions.</sleep>
[[Roanoke]] is quite close.