My husband and I would like to explore Roanoke one weekend, possibly this fall. Currently, we live in Alexandria VA and enjoy the variety of things to do here and fine dining. We want to get away from the traffic, high cost of living, and inside the Beltway crowd. Roanoke has been suggested as a possible good choice for city living, lots of outdoor activities, arts, dining, etc.
We need to check it out. If you had just a weekend, what would you suggest to see, do, dine?
Any established neighborhoods come to mind that we should check out?