Referred to as America’s Coolest Town, Marion doesn’t disappoint. The vibrant nightlife, art scene and fabulous shopping and dining venues provide visitors with many activities to enjoy during their stay.
This small town is easily accessible by vehicle on Interstate 81or by aircraft through the jet charter airport in Marion. This humble city sits in the Blue Ridge portion of the Southern Appalachian mountains and is surrounded by absolutely breathtaking scenic beauty.
And it’s not just the natural scenery that’s worth admiring, the architectural beauty is worthwhile too. One particular building of note is the Lincoln Theatre. Recently renovated, the Art-Deco Mayan Revival-style performing arts center is where the nationally syndicated blueglass music program Song of the Mountains is enjoyed. If you have time, grab yourself a pair of tickets so you can appreciate the arts in a meticulously cared for venue. You can also visit the monthly ArtWalk that features local musicians and artists to keep that arts vibe alive.
And if you’re looking for a place to spend the night, the General Francis Marion Hotel is also an architectural beauty. It’s been completely restored so guests feel like they’ve taken a step back in time. It’s also received an AAA Three-Diamond rating, so you know the accommodations will be to your liking.
To experience the great outdoors, stop in at the Hungry Mother State Park, the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area or the Park Place Drive-In. These outdoor locations all feature epic picturesque views that Virginia is known for.