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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail
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“beautiful drive” (455 reviews)
“speed limit” (219 reviews)
“fall colors” (182 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed yesterday

Hurricane Mathew drove us inland and we ended up on this fantastic drive. First day was misty rain with very limited visability. Day two was clear and sunny. Great view on either side of the road. Loved the drive!

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

How lucky we are in the USA to have this gem running through the Appalachian Mountains. Thanks to the many WPA workers in the 1930's that helped build this fantastic parkway that reaches heights of 6,600 feet plus. We stopped at Mount Mitchell which was...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can only have one regret that I didn't have a better dash camera to record my drive on this mountainess trek from Tenn. to N.C. I did manage to get some panoramic's with my iphone. A great experience

Thank iculungman
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely area to have a party and lots for the kids to do! enjoy riding bikes picnicking and so much more. large area for a lot of people

Thank janer915
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily one of the most beautiful drives in the United States, in particular heading south from the Asheville area. Pisgah Inn restaurant is exceptionally pleasant with unsurpassed views. The drive continues to offer wonderful views all the way into Gatlinburg, TN.

Thank James O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very scenic and pretty drive. Well worth the time. We didn't tell the kids we took the scenic route home and they couldn't figure out why it took us an extra 3 hours to get home :)

Thank Kristin2769
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to hike and just enjoy the parkway....Awesome and great memories with the family. A hidden spot is the lynn lowery falls located in Haywood County. Looking forward to watching the clips in Aug on the Mt.

Thank gvflb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parkway is close to Ashville. It's an easy drive, with great views, waterfalls, and hiking trails. There are plenty of overlooks to pull off and take photos.

Thank Beverly K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If all you do is drive through, you may get tired of the remarkable vistas. And you may get tired of the 45 mph speed limit. FYI, the highest point is over 6,000 feet, north of Cherokee. The National Park Service has an indispensable map....More

1  Thank ShortStack12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing drive! Stunning views!!!!!!! The Linn Cove Viaduct was my favorite part and we also enjoyed Grandfather Mountain

Thank ShiningStar0921
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Brenda N
Hi! We are planning a trip to Pigeon Forge, TN & thought maybe take a day/overnight through Ashevile. What do you think? We're leaving on Tues. from Southern MD &plan to arrive in TN on Wed. evening.
29 May 2017|
Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
Depends if you plan to ride the Parkway or not. If you do ride the BRP the timing will be close because the speed limit is an average of 40 mph. No problem if you ride the interstate. Lots to do in Asheville we barely... More
HI. I am from Florida, land of the flat!! I will be in Western NC in June. I am planning on renting a car, probably a compact. Will I have trouble driving up to the highest point of the Blue Ridge Parkway (6,053 ft Southern End, near Waynesville, NC)?? How steep is the elevation? I hope it’s not a silly question, just want to know what I’m in for. Thanks!
12 May 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Parkway is paved, two lane (one in each direction) modern highway. Grades are generally less severe than surrounding roads because it follows the ridgelines or angles across the side of peaks like Grandfather Mountain and... More
Mike C
Ok, so we're planning a trip that allows us around 4 or 5 days max to "do" the Blue Ridge Parkway in October this year. Driving South from Washington DC, we've been advised to find time for a night in Charlottesville and another night in Roanoke. Would love to hear other suggestions about where else to stop and which hotels you've enjoyed!! Thanks!!!
2 May 2017|
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
There are so many quaint towns scattered along the Parkway that the choices are unlimited. Floyd, VA is the old town experience; The area around Boone and Blowing Rock, NC is beautiful. There is a great restaurant in... More