As a city rich in history, culture, fun and entertainment, there is no wonder they call Roanoke, Virginia the “Star City of the South”. Although, a more conspicuous reason exists in the shape of a 100-foot tall star that sits atop Mill Mountain and overlooks the Roanoke Valley. If you find yourself driving to or from Roanoke, be sure to download the Urgent.ly app to prepare you for those tricky mountain roads. For tow truck service, tire change, fuel delivery, car jumpstart or lock-out service, we are here to help. Our lightning fast service is all done on an easy-to-use app! Urgent.ly leads America in on-demand roadside assistance services and provides the fastest, safest and most innovative experience. We offer transparent service with clear, flat-rate pricing, cashless payment, and reliable help for motorists. Urgent.ly is also the only roadside assistance service in America with accident alert detection technology and FamilyView – a unique feature that provides families and caregivers peace of mind by allowing them to track the roadside service of a loved one from start to finish. So instead of Googling “Cheap tow trucks near me”, just open our app and we’ll be there in a jiffy!
Roanoke can be accessed coming off I-81 and taking I-581 straight into the city. Additionally, the city can be accessed from SR117, US460 and US220. Traffic on the outskirts of the city can be moderate, but what you must be careful of is descending into the valley where the roads can become tricky. Drivers not familiar with the area can veer off the roads and get stuck in a ditch. Traffic within the city can also be problematic and stressful for the tourist or commuter. Always remember, when in need of roadside assistance inside the city or out, Urgent.ly is only an app away from getting you back on the road with tow truck services at your disposal!
Roanoke is nestled in the Roanoke Valley between the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The Roanoke Valley consists of Roanoke, Salem, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin and Roanoke. The city of Roanoke itself has a population of over 98,000 friendly, welcoming southerners. It really is a lovely place to visit!
The Mill Mountain Star is accessible to tourists and locals by way of hiking or driving up Mill Mountain Spur for Mill Mountain Parkway. The Star offers spectacular views of the valley and city below. When visiting Roanoke, be sure to hit up the city’s center square which is known as the local ‘hub’ of culture and entertainment. Here you will find endless shops, restaurants (all with outdoor seating), and even winery options. Try one of the Roanoke Food Tours and sample some of the delicious local comfort food. Dine out at some of the amazing restaurants on the square such as Alexander’s or Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse. Or find your way into the local favorite called Local Roots. Wherever you decide to dine, know that Urgent.ly is a click away to get you home safe in the event of sudden and unfortunate car problems. Our roadside assistance app is easy, safe, and will save you money and time.
When exploring Roanoke don’t miss out on a few of the countless museums the city houses. The Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Virginia Museum of Transportation and the Roanoke Pinball Museum are just a few fan favorites. Also, don’t miss out on the Dixie Caverns for a 45 minute tour of breathtaking cave formations. In the central square, you cannot miss a play at the Mill Mountain Theatre or enjoy the music of the Roanoke Symphony. There is so much to do in this town you are going to want to stay twice as long! Wherever you go or whatever you do in the Star City of the South don’t let a car lockout or dead battery ruin your adventure. Download the Urgent.ly app to get the closest roadside assistance.
When bunking up for the night look no further than the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. This elegant Tudor-style hotel is full of history as it was built in 1882, yet has been modernized to be appreciated by all. While you’re there you must dine at the Regency Dining Room and be serenated by the live Jazz.
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