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Overnight between Asheville and DC

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Overnight between Asheville and DC

Hi Everyone,

This summer we will be driving from Asheville north to DC. We'd like to take the Blue Ridge Parkway for as much of it as possible. I know this is a slow drive, and we'll have our 10 month old with us, so I'm thinking we should probably stop and stay somewhere rather than trying to make it to DC in one day. Any suggestions on where we should stop?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Overnight between Asheville and DC

I'd suggest either Floyd, VA (a quaint little mountain village with some neat shops) or Roanoke, VA (a larger city with a nice downtown area).

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2. Re: Overnight between Asheville and DC

It's two solid days of driving without stopping to meander to drive the BRP and Skyline Drive from Asheville to DC. Floyd, VA is a great spot.

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3. Re: Overnight between Asheville and DC

Thank you! Is is pretty easy to get on and off the parkway periodically? We probably wouldn't be able to take it the whole way due to time.

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Yeah, it's easy to get on and off the parkway. If you take the parkway be aware that speed limits are very slow 35-45 mph/56-72 kph and it's a very curvy winding road. You may get behind slow moving traffic also. It's definitely a road that is all about taking your time. Don't go with the expectation that you have to get somewhere in a hurry. It's more like a lazy stroll.

The Boone/Blowing Rock area is a great place for a stopover if you have multiple nights. There are lots of things to see and do there. Many people make it their vacation destination.

Floyd is a very cute teeny tiny town with great music. Roanoke could work for a stopover also. Charlottesville is the home to the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello is right outside town.

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