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Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park, VA
+1 540-999-3500
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Fun, beautiful vistas

We drove through during both fog and a clear day. Obviously the views were more magnificent when... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elizabeth S
via mobile

Being from Tennessee, and living less than 3 hours from the Great Smoky Mountains, I never thought... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cookeville, Tennessee
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Shenandoah National Park, VA
+1 540-999-3500
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove through during both fog and a clear day. Obviously the views were more magnificent when the skies were blue, but even with clouds there were patches of brilliance

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Being from Tennessee, and living less than 3 hours from the Great Smoky Mountains, I never thought I would see any mountains more beautiful. I was so wrong!!! This drive was BEAUTIFUL!!! Very scenic. Lots of trails, picnic areas etc. I was impressed there were...More

Thank judy177
Reviewed 5 days ago

this place is a little pricey but the views and the wildlife are worth it,they have a restaurant for breakfast,lunch and dinner, a little pricey. For the young they have nature walks,playground but no pool. Rooms are comfortable some have tvs and some do not,...More

Thank NewJerseyBigdog1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very nice drive that can be whatever you want it to be. I highly recommend stopping and going for a hike, though. Don't just drive it; walk it a bit.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This road was made by the CCC specifically just for the breathtaking views. But wait there's more... you get to see deer and sometimes even bears on this drive. And then you can stop at Skyland or Big Meadows or the Waysides and have a...More

1  Thank Char M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed Skyline drive even with clenched fists! I'm not use to this type of driving. You drive down the top of the mountain line. The road is in very good repair and there wasn't a lot of traffic so it was easier to relax....More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were heading to Gettysburg, PA, via Chancellorsville, VA and I decided to take the Skyline Drive. Since you only can go 35 mph, you need to leave yourself time (about 3 hours + for the whole route). If you have the time it's well...More

1  Thank TD2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only place on either the Blue Ridge Parkway where you can fuel a vehicle, the weekly ticket, around 15$ per person means you and exit and re-enter Skyline Drive as often as you wish during that week, very handy for places like Luray Caverns,...More

Thank Presley64
Reviewed 1 week ago

The amazing part of the Skyline Drive is what's off the road. Today we visited Dark Hollow Falls. It's about a 1.4 mile (not easy) hike - round trip from the parking lot off the Skyline Drive to the falls and back. It's one of...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm sure the park has many amenities, but if your driving it for just the views, it's not that good. In Maine, NH, and Vermont there are more spectacular views along regular roads like rte 26, 302,&2.Im sure if your staying in the park its...More

1  Thank george b
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Amanda W
Hi - I am embarking on a mini road trip starting in Philadelphia down to Charlottesville. I do not know much about the MD-VA area. My plan is after visiting Antietam, to travel onward on Skyline Drive , stop and lodge, complete a hike the next morning, then exit the park and proceed to Lexington, VA. Is this feasible? Basically what I am asking is, when embarking on Skyline Drive into the park after Antietam, MD and traveling through, am I heading in the direction of my subsequent destinations of Lexington and Charlottesville? Is Skyline Drive easily accessed from Antietam? Thank you.
12 May 2017|
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Looking for a nice hotel recommendation. We are visiting Shenandoah National Pk and Charlottsville, VA.for about 3 days. Thx
7 May 2017|
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Response from louannamsdell | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in the Luray cabins. Phone service was spotty but it was well worth every penny waking up to the beauty and each cabin had its own hot tub. 10 min drive from Luray down and caverns. Hope this helps! Have fun.
Is it ever possible to drive on skyline drive after the entrance stations close for free, say in the evening?
15 April 2017|
Response from Jeanette R | Reviewed this property |
No. The entrances are gated and the drive is pitch black in the dark.