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Blue Ridge Parkway

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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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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

Thank ShortStack12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank ShiningStar0921
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring hiking shoes if you take the .8-mile trail from Craggy Gardens picnic ground to Craggy Gardens Visitor Center and be prepared to CLIMB! Breathtaking views and sparsely populated during our visit in early May.

Thank CarrieSavZim
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually am pretty conservative with my reviews on Tripadvisor. But the Blue Ridge parkway has totally exceeded my expectations! It is a very special, very unique experience: an excellent two-lane road without any commercial vehicles, without any trace of commercial exploitation leading you through...More

1  Thank Augenbraun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting drive, but not for the speed merchant! Mostly 35mph. Even at that, pedestrians at stopping places seem to ignore daytime running lights on any traffic and step out into the road. Keep you wits about you as the driver and let your passengers admire...More

Thank Paul E
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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!
13 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
We want to drive the Blue ridge parkway but may not have time to do it all. What is the best part? northern...southern?? middle?? Thank you
30 April 2017|
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Response from aroutte2003 | Reviewed this property |
Its all gorgeous. The biggest part of your decision should be made by what you want to see and do while driving. romanticasheville.c om/BlueRidgeParkway This link will show you mile-by-mile stops along the drive with... More