Ten things to do in Blacksburg over winter break
The Lyric Theatre, home to live performances, local artists, and a variety of films, allows students to be entertained while supporting the arts in Blacksburg. Whether you are in the mood for movie theater popcorn or want to stay warm on a cold night, the Lyric is always a great option.
On Dec. 21, take advantage of the theater's free screening of "Elf" at 10 a.m.
Nestled between mountains, Virginia Tech students have access to a variety of hiking trails in the Blacksburg area. Each trail varies in difficulty and all offer beautiful landscapes to explore.
Paragon First & Main + IMAX
The Main Street theatre offers the latest movies, IMAX experiences, bowling alleys, and arcade games.
Puzzlr Escape Rooms
Puzzlr Escape Rooms challenges groups to escape one of four room options. Whether you are interested in a heist or breaking out of prison, these rooms will challenge you to escape in 60 minutes or less.
Click here to view a schedule of athletic events during break. Go Hokies!
The Huckleberry Trail, which is over 11 miles long, offers walkers, joggers, dogs, and bikers the opportunity for a beautiful stroll. On warmer winter days, this is the perfect way to get in your steps and relish in the beauty of Blacksburg.
Relax Blacksburg Spa
Relax Blacksburg Spa offers students a way to de-stress through therapeutic massages. With a variety of massages to choose from, this can be the perfect treat to yourself after a stressful semester.
New River Valley Mall
The New River Mall is a great option for shopaholics looking to walk around, window shop, or splurge.
The Xtreme Springz Trampoline Park, located in Christiansburg, offers hours of entertainment, fun, and lots of jumping.
Roanoke day trip
Take the SmartWay bus from Blacksburg to Roanoke for $4 each way. Once you're there, hike up to the Mill Mountain Star, visit the Pinball Museum, or grab a bite to eat in the historic downtown Market Building.
- Written by Haley Cummings, University Relations intern