A photo shows the front of the Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre

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.

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Hiking

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.

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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.

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Sporting events

Click here to view a schedule of athletic events during break. Go Hokies!

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Huckleberry Trail

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.

Inside the New River Valley Mall

New River Valley Mall

The New River Mall is a great option for shopaholics looking to walk around, window shop, or splurge.

Xtreme Springz

Xtreme Springz

The Xtreme Springz Trampoline Park, located in Christiansburg, offers hours of entertainment, fun, and lots of jumping.  

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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