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Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water
Activities: Driving, Biking
Traveler Description: Cost of entry onto Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park is $15.  The ticket is good for 7 days.  Visitors Centers offer ranger talks.  Northern... more »
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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great ride with lots of overlooks. Got on at Luray area and rode down to Hwy 33. Stopped at many overlooks. Lots of twists and turns so it is slow travel. Lunch at Skyline Camping Area & Lodge Restaurant was very good. Had Blackberry Lemonade, blackberry cobbler, and blackberry ice cream. Service was excellent. View was ok but lots of... More

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had planned on travelling the whole 115 miles and at a limit of 35 mph it would take 3 hours without any stops. But you would be foolish not to stop at a few of the view points or overlooks as they are called. Did not see any wildlife at all. We had a fine day for the trip,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Limited vegan choices. Live music can get noisy sometimes. One really doesnt have too much of a choice so if you stay there, you end up eating here.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
46 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

$15 buys a wonderful driving experience, with the ticket valid for seven days. Beautiful landscape, views, animals and great for relaxation.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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258 reviews 258 reviews
89 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is such a great ride no matter what time of the year we have been on Skyline Drive it has been awesome! We love riding from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Skyline Drive then back home.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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425 reviews 425 reviews
152 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Spetacular scenary! Lots of wildlife! Beautful engagement with nature. Nicely engineered roads. The drive is well worth the $15 fee. Trees are now just starting to turn color and when they are at their peak, Skyline Drive will become a huge parking lot; avoiding weekends on Skyline Drive during this time would be advised. But don't let yourself be deturred... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Not a short drive, but well worth it. Gorgeous areas to pull off with fantastic vistas and hiking. Wonderful places to stay along the way that is full of wildlife. Lost track of the bears and cubs we saw wonderful relaxing vacation.

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This drive is absolutely breath taking! There are several camping sites and hiking trails all along the way. We stopped by at the visitor center for a map and the people there are very polite and welcoming. We went on a 5mile trail (total of 4.5hrs hike) and covered rose river falls and dark hollow falls. The hike was tiresome... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lots of animals about. You are likely to see bear, deer and even a skunk, as well as lots of scenic overlooks and trailheads.

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Asker, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

if you enjoy driving curvy roads, this is a great road to drive, it's far better in my opinion than blue ridge parkway it's also a lot shorter than blue ridge parkway. lots of photo ops from the overlooks, some might be crowded and some might just have too many trees blocking your view. the drive is great too, I... More

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