Where to go, what to do in Roanoke

Friday, January 22, 2010; WE16

GETTING THERE

Roanoke is 240 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 66 west to I-81 south to I-581 South. Take Exit 5 for U.S. 11 toward U.S. 220 to downtown Roanoke.

STAYING THERE

Hotel Roanoke

110 Shenandoah Ave. NW, 540-985-5900

http://www.hotelroanoke.com Historic hotel has hosted U.S. presidents, governors, theater and sports stars and Miss Virginia competitors. Rates start at $129 a night.

EATING THERE

Metro

14 E. Campbell Ave., 540-345-6645

http://www.metroroanoke.com

American cuisine, dim sum, stir-fry wok noodles and sushi. Entrees $19 to $37.

Bubblecake

2123 Crystal Spring Ave. SW, 540-343-2253

http://www.bubblecake.com

Cupcakes $2.50 each, $25 a dozen.

PLAYING THERE

Taubman Museum of Art

110 Salem Ave. SE, 540-342-5760

http://www.taubmanmuseum.org

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. $10.50.

Historic Roanoke City Market

213 Market St.; 540-342-2028, Ext. 15

Open-air market with 42 permanent tables offering fruits, vegetables, flowers and crafts. Open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

INFORMATION

http://www.downtownroanoke.org

http://www.visitroanokeva.com

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