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Blue Ridge Parkway

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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (465 reviews)
“speed limit” (236 reviews)
“fall colors” (190 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a stunning drive and an absolute must do! Take your time so you can really enjoy all the camping and hiking. The sunsets are amazing and the drive is very peaceful, even in the summer.

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's over 400 miles long. It's a peaceful, easy and scenic drive. Very relaxing. There are lots of places to get on and off the parkway. There is more nature and things to see than can be counted. It is just one of those things...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were blown away by the beauty of this parkway. An expanse of wildness stretching so far in the distance. Breathtaking, so much to see, we want to go back.

Thank carolynbronz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are up on the Blue Ridge Parkway on our motorcycles every year. Wonderful views and the food at the Pisgah Inn is very good. We love riding the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding roads.

Thank lwe65762016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have only been on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina but I can't imagine that it could be any more beautiful in another state. The winding curves may be intimidating to a timorous driver, but it is so worth the experience. It is...More

Thank DonnaAJ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Parkway is one of the best natural wonders that the U.S. has to offer. The views are unparalleled and there are many places to pull off and just take it in or snap a few photo shots.

Thank charlesf930
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Breathtaking scenery and lookouts. Dog friendly hiking. The visitor center is very nice (although dogs are not allowed in the visitor center).

Thank SchnauzerBridget
Reviewed January 2, 2018

What a great drive. Did three separate road trips on three different days from Asheville. Breath taking views. Would highly recommend for the entire family. Even in December with no leaves it was worth it. I really like the lookouts. Its nice to be able...More

1  Thank jojobnc
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

I knew I was taking a chance at this time of year and sure enough much of the parkways was closed . But even the limited parts of it that we could access was amazing. One could only imagine how much more it would be...More

1  Thank Shankar R
Reviewed December 21, 2017

My family and I tried two times to access the Blue Ridge Parkway while in the Asheville area. The first day it was cold and snowy, and we came upon an accident near a tunnel, so opted to turn around and try another day. We...More

Thank Beach Bum Woman
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February 11, 2018|
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Response from Shankar R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed response. I had a very poor experience because the roads were closed unexpectedly on the day I went but that was in December. Their website provides a lot of good information and updates on road... More
January 4, 2018|
Response from SewManyDolls | Reviewed this property |
We just did day trips along the parkway, as we stayed in a hotel about 15 minutes away from downtown Asheville. I'm not sure what accommodations are available along the parkway itself, but your best bet would be to use this... More
December 15, 2017|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
Tree color is probably all gone but if you love mountains by all means go. Just be aware of the weather. There could be fog at the higher elevations.