The Blue Ridge Mountains are located just beyond the Virginia town of Galax. Galax offers an authentic experience of a small town with rich heritage and traditions. It's home to the largest Old Time Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention, plus visitors can explore the New River Trail.
The Blue Ridge Music Center is a fun museum and very informative about the origins of Bluegrass music. It provides a good introduction to your stay in Galax, a place rich with the traditions of folkloric music. If you're a musician, there's an excellent fiddle shop here too.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the proximity of Grayson and Carroll counties is ideal. In either place, you can rent kayaks, canoes, river tubes and bicycles and head off down the trails or join a guided tour. Check out the beauty of Foster Falls or charter a boat for a fishing trip and see if you can catch some of the region's famous fish: smallmouth, walleye, and musky.
Additionally, during the summer months, go berry picking at local farms or visit Matthews Living History Farm Museum for a look at life on a working farm circa 1900.
Summer is the best time to visit Galax for warm weather, perfect for outdoor adventures. For the Bluegrass Festival visit in August.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Galax. The warmest months in Galax are May and June, when temperatures reach 88 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 14 ˚F. The wettest month in Galax is May with 6.16 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 0.79 inches of rain.
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At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favorite providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more. Galax has 103 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. If you are wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Galax is just $45 a night. In general, a place to stay in Galax will cost you $113 per night.
Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Galax can choose from 33 places to stay that provide WiFi. 8 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 3 accommodations that have gyms. If you're planning on arriving in Galax by car, be sure to choose from 41 accommodations that provide parking.
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