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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (458 reviews)
“speed limit” (226 reviews)
“fall colors” (182 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove the entire length of the BRP from end to end, and there were both excellent stretches and somewhat mundane stretches. Our favorite parts were in North Carolina, where the vistas were most impressive. The Virginia parts were nice enough, but not as good....More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The vistas are amazing,but be careful of fog. A must for nature lovers and drivers. The mountains are beautiful.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We left Gatlnburg and drove to Blowing Rock along the Ridgeway. So many places to pull over and take photos or take a break. ( A few stops had porta-pottys). Scenery is incredible. Temperature changes so quickly due to fog/mist rolling in. It's a slow...More

Thank NykolaJane
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It has been quite a few years since our last ride on the Blue Ridge Highway. Our last time here it was in the Fall of the year, views were spectacular that time of year. This time of year, no leaves changing colors, way to...More

Thank Villagesre
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the entire length of the parkway from Front Royal, Virginia to Asheville, North Carolina. We drove it in sections over 3 days to allow us time to savor the experience. It was well worth the time. Would love to drive this again in...More

Thank Nani1995
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic beauty at its finest. Just know you may encounter dense fog banks on some of the ridge tops-please put on your flashers for safety! Wind around vista after vista, take an exit down to some little town for lunch then get back on the...More

1  Thank transplanted2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this area! There is an EXCELLENT winery at Hwy. 18 cutoff of the Blue Ridge Parkway. As you exit there is a restaurant and hotel that caters to bikers. Really good hamburgers at Freeborne's Restaurant. Entertainment on Saturday and Sundays. Closed on Mondays...More

1  Thank ChristineLawson
Reviewed 1 week ago

As pretty as Asheville is, you absolutely MUST reserve a day to jump in the car and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's breathtaking, and there are many places to pull off the road and capture some amazing pictures, see waterfalls, etc. We didn't build...More

Thank Debmil1
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic view on the top of Mount Mitchell State Park. We drove to the top of Mount Mitchell and can't wait to go back. It was terrific to see the elders sense of accomplishment when the walked the last part to the very...More

Thank photo35e
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure you drive at least part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and stop at every Scenic Overlook. Every view is different and every view is beautiful. Keep your eyes open - we saw a baby bear trying to cross the road!

Thank Ricky474747
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baileespoppa
2 August 2017|
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Response from turboflite | Reviewed this property |
Half day!
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Patrick F
19 July 2017|
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Response from budnpat86 | Reviewed this property |
It starts in Virginia.its all good.research it so you don't miss the beautiful spots just off.drive the balsam mountain road off mile marker 452 great drive
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