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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Ridge Parkway is absolutely phenomenal. I'm from the UK and would absolutely consider coming back to America just for the views and experience of this amazing parkway. We visited at about 4pm in November and I was slightly worried we wouldn't get good...More

Thank N103XElauraa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit during this time of year. Ended up being a great day trip with my friend and daughter..

Thank 810winterm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Started in Waynesboro, Virginia and took the parkway to Roanoke, Virginia. Very scenic and nice pull offs. Would recommend if you are in the area.

Thank JoeShab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the drive from Asheville - you can go 200 miles through the parkway covering multiple states. Hit the visitor center first on the outskirts of Asheville. It’s seasonal with road closures starting mid November due to icy conditions on the roads. Fall colors are...More

Thank subramanyamkg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just finished the Skyline Drive north we were skeptical about driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. After some research (especially because we were pulling an RV trailer) we decided to do a portion to capture some of the "best parts". We entered near the...More

1  Thank Texans112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great drive, beautiful scenery and vistas. We went the first weekend in November, the trees still had some yellow and orange colors left, but most of the leaves had begun to fall. Still, a great trip!

Thank RoyMc1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Parkway lets you see North Carolina's beauty without the interruption of advertisements and in the peace and quiet of your vehicle.

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode the Parkway in October (again) and never get tired of the beauty there. We were a little disappointed to see that some of the rhododendron were "ill."

1  Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we drove 150 + miles on coming back to Richmond from Great smoky mountains, making a stop at natural bridge. It is a great drive in fall but most of the trees were without of leaps on NC side. Still, it's worth driving through.

Thank Vivek P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful drive. We took 2 separate trips from Asheville. Day 1 we drove north to Little Switzerland. The pass was closed at Craggy Garden so we walked past the barricade towards my Mitchell. Maybe 1/2 mile up and back Great day! The drive up the...More

Thank luvtatravelwithu
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4 November 2018|
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Response from JohnBPantego_NC_USA | Reviewed this property |
November 3, 2018 Update: Excellent weather this weekend. Fall color is winding down in much of the higher mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway. Right now, find peak color in the valleys including Biltmore and city of Asheville... More
waylander h
1 October 2018|
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Response from Blue Ridge Park... A | Property representative |
The Parkway is open year-round, though this is weather permitting. The NPS has a RealTime Road Closure map that you will want to check just to ensure the road is clear and that higher elevations don't have inclement weather... More
John H
My wife and I will be driving the Blue Ridge Parkway in the middle of October to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We will have four full days on the Parkway starting in Asheville and heading north to Virginia, Since this is a popular time of the year to drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I'm not sure what to do about lodging. Do we need to make hotel reservations ahead of time, or will we be able to find places to stay in towns near the Parkway whenever we decide to stop? I'm concerned about making reservations and then find out that we could have gone further. But I don't want to be without a place to stay either. We will be on the Parkway during midweek, not the weekend (Monday-Thursday). Starting in Asheville and allowing for the usual stops at overlooks and lots of picture taking, plus walking around Blowing Rock and Boone, how far can we go on the first day? I appreciate the help and advice. We are very excited to take this trip. We've been wanting to do it for years.
15 September 2018|
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Response from alphawolfie | Reviewed this property |
Make all of your reservations for hotels as soon as possible, this will be a peak time for viewing fall colors and you may not be able to find a room. Midweek is a better time to see anything in the USA as weekends are when... More