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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Address: Asheville, NC
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains...

This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.

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US$ 74.95*
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Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail
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Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls
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Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Asheville

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What a beautiful trip

We rode the parkway from Balsam to Asheville this spring break. Breathtaking views! Have to try this again in the fall!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rode the parkway from Balsam to Asheville this spring break. Breathtaking views! Have to try this again in the fall!

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a beautiful drive, several places to stop for photos or just breathe in the surroundings. There were some overlooks that have picnic tables. Only issue was the restrooms were all locked/closed probably due to the time of year. We were lucky & had a beautiful March day.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Driving on the parkway offers stunning views of the mountains and valleys surrounding it - just try not to be the driver! Lots of great hikes right off the road

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Treasure. It's meandering scenic road with breath-taking views is only half the story. The other half is the wonderful hikes of all distances and activity levels off of the Parkway. The only downside is the amount of traffic and noisy motor bikes. Be prepared for travelers going at half the posted speed limit... More 

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Bexley, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a great outing, whether we drive most of our trip or get out and hike. Lots of nice stops and overviews along the way. A NC classic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While weather was not great, I enjoyed this drive through the scenic mountains near Asheville. Several tunnels, overlooks and waterfalls along the way. Intense fog on the most high altitudes impacted the experience, but I recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend taking a drive on the Blue Ridge. Beautiful views and very relaxing. The visitors center is a great start and maps are available there. We went from Asheville to the south which was great. Will go back for sure.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful drive. There are many stunning overlooks that you can pull over and take pics. Definitely stop at the visitor's center, super nice and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great views! Be sure to stock up on water and use restrooms when available. Also check to be sure Parkway is open for all parts of your trip. Thankfully, we learned of a road closure before travelling 30 miles up the road. Others didn't and then had to make a 45-min detour after backtracking. ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We traveled from Ashville down to the southern end. Really nice, and actually quiet in March. Stopped for lots of hiking along the way. We did a few 3-hr long hikes. You need to get more detailed info on the hikes, though, and be prepared.

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