Blacksburg has some great restaurants beyond the typical chains that you can explore. A few of our favorites in Women & Gender in International Development and CIRED:

New spots worth trying:

For more information on dining in Blacksburg see: 

Night Life & Entertainment

If you’re looking to grab a drink after the conference, or to spend a couple extra days in Blacksburg you may want to check out some of these local spots!


Hiking is a popular past time in Blacksburg. It might be a bit chilly in February, but there are some local spots worth bundling up for!

Cascade Falls:

McAfee Knob:

Pandapas Pond: