Shopping in Cave Spring

50% Off

Roxboro

$32 $16

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Women's Boutique Apparel

Mount Airy

$50 $25

Playful dresses, polo shirts, and jeans from top designers along with jewelry and accessories

Up to 80% Off at Mattress Center

Multiple Locations

$250 $50

Sealy, Simmons, and Glideaway mattresses supports backs with springs and space-age foams

42% Off Homebrewing Equipment and Hydroponic Supplies

Greensboro

$50 $29

Homebrewing and hydroponic enthusiasts looking to grow or brew their own can browse through a wealth of supplies

Up to 53% Off Women's Apparel and Accessories

Westwood

$20 $10

Zig-zag-striped, polka-dot-dusted, and patterned seasonal clothing items from brands such as Glam, THML, and Everly

Up to 63% Off Custom Shirts or Suit Package

Multiple Locations

$450 $199

Bespoke tailor custom-measures and crafts 100% English wool suits and Egyptian-cotton shirts in the tradition of London's Savile Row

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Old Irving Park

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

45% Off

Clemmons

$20 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Walk-In Bathtub from Liberty Bathing Walk-In Tubs

Thomasville

$3,850 $1,925

Walk-in style makes the US-made bathtub accessible for people with mobility issues; can be fitted into an existing shower or bathtub face

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Tiger Paintball's airball field was born from a custom design that its owners toiled to perfect. Unwilling to settle on offering a standard airball experience, Tiger’s team came together to sew the turf’s bonded surfaces together, carefully construct a rain-drainage system, and map out obstacles in a ways that eliminates visibility issues. With all that planning in place, now players are free to race across the inflatable-barricade-littered blue, red, yellow, and purple surfaces to blast at their opponents. The airball field hosts refereed bouts both by appointment and during weekend open play, and a separate shooting range accommodates guests looking to improve their aim before games. The pro shop sells gear, including markers, goggles, and high-pressure air systems, from trusted manufacturers such as Tippmann, Planet Eclipse, and Ninja Paintball, which makes all its equipment from recycled nunchucks.

1260 Old Franklin Turnpike
Rocky Mount,
VA
US

Trained by national paddling champion Luke Hopkins, Stride Stand Up Paddleboard's professional instructors impart the secrets of their waterborne craft in two-hour lessons held on calm waters. After outfitting students with a Stride Airlite HD paddle board, which can also turn into a kayak, and a trusty paddle, instructors cover basic safety precautions and show how to board the vessels in kayak position and using stand-up, seated, and kneeling paddling positions. Afterward, plastic flotillas make their way out to aquatic pastures, where students can practice mounting boards in deeper waters and learn on-water balance all while participating in a guided tour of part of the lake. Supportive instructors treat all students as if they walk on water, imparting privileged tips to develop graceful strokes and effective directional paddling.

14051 Hardy Rd.
Hardy,
VA
US

Epic in size and style, WakeNSkate looms as one of the East Coast's largest wakeboard pro shops. The vibrantly lit space is home to a vast array of boots, wetsuits, and shred-friendly gear fit for boarders of all ages and personalities. Outfit waves du jour with swells of new wakeboards, including models by Liquid Force (starting at $260) and Hyperlite (starting at $270). Upon hitting the shore, impress bevies of aqua-betties with skater-style shirts and other apparel by Ezekiel ($42+), Billabong ($39.50+), and Oakley ($45+). Ladies flaunt ink and impressive moves in a smattering of creatively colored dresses, while less hydro-inclined extremists shop a day-glo selection of skateboard decks ($35+).

16440 Booker T Washington Hwy
Moneta,
VA
US

The licensed aestheticians at Merle Norman Cosmetics treat clients with skin-salvaging treatments. The 60-minute clay-mask facial treatment cleans deep within pores and is customized to all skin types to serve dry-skinned beings, oily faces, or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. A thorough cleansing removes dirt and oil, and a steam and exfoliation evict any remnants of dead skin cells. An extraction of blackheads tidies up facial pores before a toning session and clay mask shrink them to itty-bitty sizes—the metric measurements Thomas Jefferson used to describe his puppies.

84 Westlake Rd
Hardy,
VA
US

Thelma's Chicken & Waffles was featured by the Roanoke Times and Noke News. Yelpers give it a 4.5-star average.

526 Orange Ave
Roanoke,
VA
US

Named the Best Place to Take Your Kids by the Roanoke Times' SWoCo blog, Mill Mountain Zoo houses 88 animals spanning 35 different species, including seven endangered species. With admission, you'll have the opportunity to peruse such exquisite specimens such as the Burmese Mountain tortoise, the hooded crane, and the collared finchbill, as well as endangered species such as the red panda, the snow leopard, black hornbills, and the perm-topped Kenny G. Set high on Mill Mountain, the zoo blends seamlessly with the surrounding woodlands and features sweeping views of the valley below to create a serene setting for viewing wildlife. For $2, visitors can board the Zoo Choo, a miniature G-16 train that loops the park on more than 1,000 feet of track, providing varied views of the mountain and the resident animals as they eat, sleep, and read the USA Today. To further its commitment to the environment, the zoo sponsors a recycling program that responsibly disposes of reusable waste to the tune of more than 5,000 pounds.

Mill Mountain Zoo
Roanoke,
VA
US