Only in the South is game day more celebrated than any other event–even weddings. Use our easy recipes and spirited gear finds to make sure your tailgate party measures up to the rest.
The home of Virginia Tech, in the New River Valley 45 minutes from Roanoke, feels blissfully off the grid. Hokie campus–a 2,600-acre green dotted with stone buildings and ancient oaks–meets downtown on College Avenue. Try local brews like Peachicot Blonde Ale and listen to live music at Top of the Stairs, a dive bar discreetly located in a charming white building.
**Readers' Choice Winner** Blacksburg, VA was voted the best college town in the South.