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Great Overnight Stop: Roanoke Rapids, NC (I-95, Exit 173)

Traveling from the New York Metro Area or Southern New England to Northern or Central Florida and need a halfway point? Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina makes a great overnight stop!

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina a great overnight stop. Why? Consider this… you’ve traveled all day, you’re tired, hungry, the kids are wired… you get the picture. What you really need right about then is that perfect overnight stop… an exit where you feel safe and comfortable… an exit with a good mix of accommodations and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit! That’s what makes this Roanoke Rapids, North Carolinna exit a great overnight stop!

About Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina…

Roanoke Rapids is a city in Halifax County, North Carolina. The population was 15,754 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Roanoke Rapids Micropolitan Statistical Area, and is also an anchor city of the Rocky Mount-Wilson-Roanoke Rapids CSA, with a total population of 297,726 as of 2018. Wikipedia

Where to Stay in Roanoke Rapids…

This exit has a great selection of hotel properties… mostly chains but with an independent or two. Choices include: Baymont Inn, Brookwood Motel, Days Inn, EconoLodge, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Quality Inn, Red Roof Inn, and Sleep Inn and Suites.

Here are our recommendations…

Hampton Inn - Roanoke Rapids, NC | I-95 Exit Guide
Hampton Inn in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Where to Eat in Roanoke Rapids…

There aren’t too many I-95 exits with this number of food choices. Fast food and national chains dominate this exit but you will find several local eateries tucked away in one of the strip malls near this exit.

Logans Roadhouse - Roanoke Rapids, NC | I-95 Exit Guide
Logan’s Roadhouse in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Your choices here include: Applebee’s Grill and Bar, Arby’s, Burger King, Carolina BBQ and Chicken, Chick-fil-A, Cook Out, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, KFC, Little Caesar’s, Logan’s Roadhouse, Mayflower Seafood, McDonald’s, New China Chinese Restaurant, Papa John’s Pizza, Pino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Ralph’s BBQ, Ruby Tuesday, Subway, Taco Bell, Texas Steakhouse and Saloon, Waffle House, Wendy’s, Zaxby’s

Where to Shop in Roanoke Rapids…

If there is anything you need for you next day’s voyage, you’ll probably find it close by. Shopping options at this exit include: Advance Auto Parts, Belk, Big Lots, Cato Fashions, DollarTree, Dunham’s Sports, Food Lion, Game Stop, GNC, Harbor Freight, Harley-Davidson, Lowe’s, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Roses Discount Store, Tractor Supply, Walgreens, and Walmart

Fuel Up and Head Out…

With variety comes competition… and lower prices. You’ll find these gas stations close by: BP, Exxon, New Dixie Mart, Murphy, Shell, Sheetz

52 miles south is Wilson, NC, another recommended stopover exit.


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9 COMMENTS

  1. We traveled from Maryland to Florida and back. This exit was one our “planned” stops. Everything is very close, and convenient.

  2. Hello, this is the first site I have come across that makes sense and gives me hope that the journey I am planning is possible. I am from the UK and I want to do this journey next year as a holiday over a 3 week period so doing longer stop overs and lots of sight seeing and also wanting to do this in an RV so I guess this would mean stopping at places that cater for RV’s. Is this something you would advice doing in an RV or is it going to become extremely expensive?

    • Keely,

      Many people make the I-95 trip via RV. We devote lots of content for RV travelers. I have several suggestions to help plan your trip…

      Visit our sister website, RVBuddy.com for great info on Campgrounds and RV Parks along I-95 ( https://www.rvbuddy.com/tag/i-95/ )…

      Thanks for visiting our website. I know you’ll find it to be a valuable I-95 resource. Have a great trip.

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