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Instagram with the Fam: The Best Selfie Locations in Roanoke for Family Photos

More and more seniors are making the most of today’s technology. Social media has connected people with friends and loved ones from all over the world, allowing  us to stay up to date  on the goings-on of the people we care about. With all the activity the carefree days of retirement can bring, seniors are getting out there, and they’re sharing their adventures on social media platforms like Instagram.

One of the best places to enjoy an active lifestyle, and best places to take photos, is in and around Roanoke, Virginia. Here are some of the best “selfie” spots around Roanoke and the gorgeous nearby Blue Ridge Mountains:

The Roanoke Star

High on Mill Mountain, you’ll find the Roanoke Star. It’s huge, bright, and one of a kind  in the world. Made from over 2,000 feet of neon, it shines in the night sky, and taking a selfie in front of it is a “must do” for any visitor who ventures nearby.

The Roanoke Rooftop Center in the Square

The Rooftop at Center in the Square is one of the most popular selfie and family photo locations, because one of the best places to take photos is with the downtown skyline behind you. It also happens to be near several fascinating museums for adults and children, and the Mill Mountain Theater.

The Grandin Theatre

The bright lights of the marquee and entranceway make it an exciting stop to see a show or even just have a look around. And inside is some of the best art deco design, with amazing attention to detail. Out front is a popular selfie spot, so be aware of all that light behind you, so your smiling face shines, too!

The Taubman Museum of Art

Beyond the displays of world-class works of art, the museum itself is a sight to behold. Huge glass panels that line the front are impressive from both outside and inside. And you can head to the roof for some great panoramas. 

Sporting Events

You could add some real excitement to your Instagram feed by posting from some of the best places to take photos for anyone – a sunny day at the stadium. You could catch a Virginia Tech football game or a Salem Red Sox baseball game. And with Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs hockey in winter, you’ll have exciting sports events to attend year-round.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Named a “Don’t Miss” Scenic Drive by the Travel Channel, there are miles of spots for the perfect selfie. Every turn seems to offer another breathtaking view. Some of the favorites are Mabry Mill, Abbott Lake, and the Peaks of Otter Lodge. Also, don’t miss Pine Tree Overlook. With mountain peaks and a beautiful sky in the background, it’s one of the best places to take photos on what’s been called “America’s Favorite Drive.” 

Roanoke River Blueway

If you enjoy being on the water, you can canoe or kayak on any part of the 45-mile stretch of river. You’ll be surrounded by nature and fresh air, and if you have the good fortune to be able to spend time here in the fall, the foliage is worth the trip all by itself. Imagine the selfies you could take then.

Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

With over 12,000 acres of natural beauty, you’ll choose from hiking, biking, fishing, paddling, or a leisurely stroll in the fresh forest air. And with so many choices, you’ll have to come back again and again. There are so many perfect photo spots that you can fill your Instagram feed every time you visit.

The Best of Both Worlds

The Glebe is a lively and vibrant senior living community in Daleville, Virginia. Located near Roanoke and all the fun the city has to offer, it sits on 65 gorgeous acres surrounded by the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While they take advantage of everything we have to offer, our residents enjoy some of the most breathtaking views anywhere in the world. This makes it ideal for anyone who wants to stay active and love life. If you call The Glebe home, you’ll find yourself around some of the best places to take photos… and to share on Instagram while you’re at it. To find out all we have to offer you, contact us.