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Damascus is a small town located in Washington County in southwest Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. It's part of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tennessee- Virginia combined statistical area, more commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region. The town of Damascus is home to the annual Trail Days Festival, and is known as Trail Town USA. This is due to the convergence of several scenic trails in the town, including the Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail and the Trans-America National Bicycle Trail. Each trail offers its own beauty, and the Virginia Creeper Trail alone has 47 bridges and trestles. Damascus is also within a short distance of hundreds of miles of other hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. The Trail Days Festival is usually held around the middle of May and draws more than 20,000 visitors each year. This makes it the largest single gathering of Appalachian Trail hikers anywhere. Other activities in the area include camping, fly-fishing, birding and golf. Damascus is also known as "the Gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area," and is quickly becoming a major tourist destination for those seeking a wilderness experience. Damascus offers shopping, great restaurants and lodging in bed and breakfast inns, cabins and cottages.

Surrounding areas: Blacksburg, Virginia (8.5 mi), Whitetop, Virginia (11.4 mi), Abingdon, Virginia (11.7 mi), Bristol, Virginia (22.4 mi), Mouth of Wilson, Virginia (25.2 mi)

Damascus Vacation Rentals

Damascus Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Travelodge Glade Spring12412 Maple StGlade Spring, VA9.5 mi.(276) 429-5131
Holiday Inn Express940 E Main StAbingdon, VA10.1 mi.(276) 676-2829
Quality Inn & Suites930 E Main StAbingdon, VA10.1 mi.(276) 676-9090
Hampton Inn Abingdon340 Commerce DrAbingdon, VA11.4 mi.(276) 619-4600
Super 8 Motel298 Towne Centre DrAbingdon, VA11.5 mi.(276) 676-3329
Martha Washington Inn150 West Main StAbingdon, VA11.7 mi.(276) 628-3161
Comfort Inn170 Jonesboro RdAbingdon, VA11.8 mi.(276) 676-2222
Comfort Suites Abingdon1093 Ole Berry DrAbingdon, VA11.8 mi.(276) 698-3040
La Quinta Inn #933 - Bristol1014 Old Airport RdBristol, VA18.5 mi.(276) 669-9353
Courtyard By Marriott Bristol3169 Linden DrBristol, VA18.6 mi.(276) 591-4400
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites3005 Linden DrBristol, VA19.1 mi.(276) 466-4100
Comfort Inn2368 Lee HwyBristol, VA20.1 mi.(276) 466-3881
Super 8 Motel Bristol2139 Lee HwyBristol, VA20.5 mi.(276) 466-8800
Microtel Inn & Suites Bristol131 Bristol East RdBristol, VA22.4 mi.(276) 669-8164
Econo Lodge912 Commonwealth AveBristol, VA22.6 mi.(276) 466-2112
Jefferson LandingJefferson, NC22.8 mi.(336) 982-4449
Regency Inn975 Volunteer PkwyBristol, TN22.8 mi.(423) 968-9474
Best Western Eldreth Inn829 E Main StJefferson, NC23.6 mi.(336) 246-8845
Howard Johnson Inn2221 Euclid AveBristol, VA23.6 mi.(276) 669-7171
Knights Inn2221-2 Euclid AveBristol, VA23.6 mi.(276) 669-7171
Super 8 Motel711 Townview DrLebanon, VA23.8 mi.(800) 800-8000
Comfort Inn5558 Lee HwyAtkins, VA25.2 mi.(276) 783-2144
Hampton Inn3299 W State StBristol, TN26.3 mi.(423) 764-3600
Bristol Lodging Services LLC111 Holiday DrBristol, TN26.5 mi.(423) 968-1101
Comfort Suites1184 Hwy 105Boone, NC29.5 mi.(828) 268-0099
Country Inn And Suites Boone818 E King StBoone, NC29.5 mi.(828) 264-4100
Hampton Inn Boone1075 Hwy 105Boone, NC29.5 mi.(828) 264-0077
High Country Inn1785 Hwy 105Boone, NC29.5 mi.(828) 264-1000
Super 8 Motel2419 Hwy 105 SBoone, NC29.5 mi.(828) 264-4133
The Homecoming Lodge5335 NC Hwy 194 NBoone, NC29.5 mi.(828) 264-8413
Best Western Blue Ridge Plaza840 E King StBoone, NC29.6 mi.(828) 266-1100
Econo Lodge11965 Gove C PerryClaypool Hill, VA29.7 mi.(276) 963-7227

Damascus Weather & Climate

The mountainous Northeast region of Tennessee has a temperate climate with moderately cold winters and warm, humid summers. Precipitation is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year so there is no distinct wet or dry seasons. October has the least rainfall, July the most. Snowfall is variable from year to year, and some winters have relatively little. Thunderstorms occur anytime of the year, but are most frequent in spring and summer. Summer temperatures are rarely extreme, but the high humidity often makes it seem hotter than it actually is. Severe storms are infrequent in the state, being east of the center of tornado activity, south of most blizzard conditions, and too far inland to be affected by hurricanes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 43°F 22°F 4.11 in. -
February 47°F 24°F 3.86 in. -
March 57°F 31°F 4.47 in. -
April 66°F 39°F 3.73 in. -
May 74°F 48°F 4.93 in. -
June 81°F 56°F 4.11 in. -
July 85°F 60°F 4.82 in. -
August 83°F 59°F 3.62 in. -
September 78°F 52°F 3.62 in. -
October 68°F 39°F 2.74 in. -
November 57°F 32°F 3.33 in. -
December 47°F 25°F 4.07 in. -

Damascus Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located about 36 miles west of Damascus in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, the Wilkes County airport (UKF) located approximately 47 miles southeast of Damascus in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the Greeneville Greene County Municipal airport (GCY) located roughly 64 miles west of Damascus in Greeneville, Tennessee, the Hickory Regional airport (HKY) located around 65 miles south of Damascus in Hickory, North Carolina, and finally the New River Valley airport (PSK) located about 70 miles east of Damascus in Dublin, Virginia.

Damascus Attractions

Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC117.6 mi.
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC118.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Deer Field Golf CourseDamascusVA 
Bear Trace at Tims Ford State ParkWinchesterTN11.1 mi.
Roan Valley Golf EstatesMountain CityTN11.4 mi.
Scenic View Golf CourseChilhowieVA12.3 mi.
Saltville Golf CourseSaltvilleVA17.1 mi.
Holston Hills Country ClubMarionVA19.4 mi.
Clear Creek Golf ClubBristolVA22.0 mi.
Cypress Creek Golfers ClubSmithfieldVA22.6 mi.
Smithfield Downs Golf ClubSmithfieldVA22.6 mi.
Mountain Aire Golf ClubWest JeffersonNC22.8 mi.
Steel Creek Golf CourseBristolTN23.2 mi.
Tillery Tradition Country ClubMount GileadNC26.6 mi.
Virginia Golf Center & AcademyCliftonVA26.8 mi.
Westfields Golf ClubCliftonVA26.8 mi.
Boone Golf ClubBooneNC29.9 mi.
Willow Creek Golf CourseBooneNC29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC32.9 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC32.9 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC33.0 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC70.1 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV75.9 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV84.0 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC106.3 mi.
State Parks
Grayson Highlands State ParkVA16.5 mi. 
Hungry Mother State ParkVA22.5 mi. 
Mount Jefferson State ParkNC24.3 mi. 
Warriors Path State ParkTN39.7 mi. 
Rendezvous Mountain State ParkNC39.8 mi. 
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN38.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN38.5 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC83.3 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA111.0 mi.

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