Here's what they say about Lexington, on their way from Staunton to Roanoke:
Picture-perfect doesn't begin to describe this busy little town that's home to Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute. This creates an interesting sort of energy, considering one's a liberal arts college and the other isn't really. Either way, the downtown sparkles and is an essential stop, particularly for lunch or dinner at The Red Hen, a bite-sized restaurant that's just one of many along the way that's hip to the whole farm-to-table ethic. Come to think of it, you can eat better along this route than just about any US road trip that doesn't go through major cities or, say, the Napa Valley."