We'll be in Asheville for four nights in August, and plan to spend one day as a BRP day trip. We would probably head out after breakfast, and would like to be back for dinner in Asheville. Our primary goal is to see as much of the beautiful Parkway as we can, and capture as many pictures as possible -- hiking, crafts, and visitor centers aren't necessarily high on our list of priorities.
My guess is that we probably need to pick either north or south, if we're only doing one day -- does that seem right?
If we head north, and we're stopping to see most of the worthwhile sights would we be likely to make it much farther than Blowing Rock?