Great Spots in our Area: A Guide for NRV Newcomers

Are you considering moving to the New River Valley area, or perhaps you’ve just moved here and don’t know the area as well as you’d like to? The NRV is home to endless opportunities for fine dining, entertainment, and much more. We want your transition into our community to be as smooth and enjoyable as possible by making sure you know where to find the places that will soon become your favorites, too. We’ve created a quick guide that will show you some the NRV’s favorite places to go and help make your move into the area that much easier.

Great Restaurants

The Palisades Restaurant, Eggleston
About: This unique, historic restaurant has a countryside setting and offers contemporary cuisine. While it is a Giles County-neighborhood restaurant, The Palisades is known to attract customers from all over the New River Valley.

The Farmhouse, Christiansburg
About: Serving the New River Valley since 1963, this authentic restaurant is made from an actual farm and an old train caboose. The vast menus offer many different choices in cuisine at a reasonable price.

Sharkey’s Wing & Rib Joint, Blacksburg and Radford
About: This restaurant, located in both Blacksburg and Radford, offers a more relaxed dining experience. With daily specials, an extensive menu, and great prices, Sharkey’s is a great option for a casual night out or to watch a sporting event.

Great Entertainment

Regal Cinemas New River Valley, Christiansburg

Frank Theatres Cinebowl & Grille, Blacksburg

Starlite Drive-In Theater, Christiansburg

Great Gyms

The Weight Club, Blacksburg

Foley Health and Fitness, Christiansburg

Brickhouse Cardio Club, Christiansburg

Great Hikes

McAfee’s Knob
Location: McAfee Knob, Catawba, VA
Length: 8.8 miles

Dragon’s Tooth
Location: Catawba Valley Drive, Catawba, VA
Length: 5.7 miles

The Cascades
Location: 2068 Cascades Drive, Pembroke, VA
Length: 4 miles