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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Address: Asheville, NC
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+1 828-271-4779
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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$64.00*
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Best Road in the American SE

We have driven the Blue Ridge Pkwy many times. But usually in Summer or Fall. Well, the views are still spectacular in January, when you can see more and farther because of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Andres & Mary C
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have driven the Blue Ridge Pkwy many times. But usually in Summer or Fall. Well, the views are still spectacular in January, when you can see more and farther because of the bare trees. Hiking on a sunny and warm January day was very rewarding. We love the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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

My husband and I hiked the craggy bottoms area of the BRP. In that stretch of roadway there were countless hikes..both strenuous and easy. I like that you can park, hike in for a short period, and reach amazing pinnacles and views. You don't need to hike for hours for a great vista. It wasn't very crowded so the hiking... More 

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Mills River, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have traveled all over the U.S. and to several different countries. During the spring, summer and fall, you will not find a more beautiful place!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go in the fall...and as much as I'm anti-motorcycle, I feel like that would be a great way to see the parkway. Also a great way to become an organ donor, so may well not be worth it. In any case, it's a slower drive than most, but in the fall especially, it's beyond worth it for the views.

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This 475 mile long national park is a must see in the eastern US. Traveling down the Shenandoah valley through the southwestern Virginia mountains, then Grandfather mountain, Mt. Mitchell, Asheville and on over to Cherokee. The changes in the ride are amazing. The trip is worth doing any season of the year. Give yourself at least three days to drive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Few roads in America take you from the hustle and bustle of interstates and crowded thoroughfares while emersing you in a panoramic wonderland of majestic mountains, rolling foothills, endless miles of trees and brush, occasionally peppered with high-soaring birds of many species, and abundant parking locations to relieve your "seat pain" and soak up fresh mountain air and vast Carolina... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Blue Ridge Parkway is truly amazing no matter what you like to do. My husband and I ride motorcycles and we have ridden the entire Blue Ridge. It has wonderful twists and turns to enjoy along with wonderful scenery. I doubt it could be created today. Every time we ride there we are impressed anew at the undertaking. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The perfect way to see the mountains. Lots of spots to stop and get out to view or jump on a trail and hike. We had a Fall and Winter experience in one day.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Expect a slow drawl along the Blue Ridge Parkway - but that's the best way to relax, unwind and enjoy the view. You can do as much or as little as you wish with easy ramps on and off at regular intervals.

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Lexington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful drive, scenic vista after scenic vista ! Areas to pull over and soak in the beautiful views....take great photos ! A ride to not miss !

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