Explore fun things to do in Abingdon, like hiking the Virginia Creeper Trail

Whether you’re planning to hike, shop, or visit museums, Abingdon offers an array of exciting things to do. You can walk or bike the 34-mile Virginia Creeper Trail, which begins less than five miles from the Country Inn & Suites. To see the mountains from a different perspective, drive The Crooked Road as it winds through 19 counties to celebrate Abingdon’s musical heritage. And while you’re at it, take a day trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in nearby Bristol to discover the role this region played in American music. To experience Southern hospitality in action, stroll down the brick sidewalks in historic downtown Abingdon to browse antique shops or find a romantic restaurant. If you’re a lover of fine art, you can also stop by William King Museum of Art, which highlights work by local artists, students, and major artists.

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Abingdon Historic District

3.4 mi / 5.47 km from the hotel
During your visit to downtown Abingdon, wander onto Main and Valley streets for a glimpse of 19th-century urban architecture in the numerous structures and residences that make up the historic district.

Barter Theatre

2.1 mi / 3.38 km from the hotel
See a theatrical performance where many great film stars got their start, including Gregory Peck, Ned Beatty, and Ernest Borgnine. This historic venue first opened in 1933.

Bristol Caverns

15.26 mi / 24.55 km from the hotel
Unusual rock formations and an underground lake are the big draws at this popular tourist attraction.

Bristol Motor Speedway

22.37 mi / 35.99 km from the hotel
Cheer on your favorite NASCAR driver at Bristol Motor Speedway, featuring a half-mile concrete oval track. The speedway welcomes two major NASCAR weekends a year.

Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

24.79 mi / 39.89 km from the hotel
If you love exploring the outdoors, don’t miss the chance to fish, hike, and horseback ride at Mount Rogers, which includes access to the Virginia Creeper Trail.

South Holston Lake

15.74 mi / 25.34 km from the hotel
This expansive reservoir offers more than 1,600 acres of water for fishing enthusiasts. Catch black bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, and other types of fish at South Holston Lake.

The Crooked Road

3.85 mi / 6.2 km from the hotel
Cruise through the mountains of Southwest Virginia along the Crooked Road, a 330-mile driving trail that connects nine major music venues and more than 60 other affiliated establishments in an effort to celebrate the region’s music heritage.

Abingdon Cinemall

1 mi / 1.61 km from the hotel
When you’re looking for a relaxing indoor activity, catch a movie at this theater, which also features an expansive arcade the kids will love.

Abingdon Mercantile & Frame Gallery

2.36 mi / 3.8 km from the hotel
Don’t leave town without finding the perfect gift at this shopping destination, offering items like clothing, candles, artwork, and jewelry.