If you're a first time visitor to Blue Ridge Parkway, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions near Blue Ridge Parkway.
Here are some of the most recommended attractions near Blue Ridge Parkway.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:
"There is also the New River trail State Park, Cliffview Access in southern Virginia." See More
"Definitely Appalachian Mountains are on west side of NC and the Great Smoky Mountains and Tennessee west of those." See More
"If you take the first option, you can stop in Mt Airy (Andy Griffith's hometown), Elkin (home to Yadkin Valley Wine region with many wineries you can tour), or take a detour east to Winston Salem which features the beautifully preserved colonial-era Historic Town of Salem." See More
"Pandapas Pond is nice (although not as much as the two above) but it's only 10 minutes from BB'g, and also on the way to the above two." See More
"Just south of Blowing Rock is Grandfather Mountain and Linville Falls." See More
"You might stop at the Children's Museum of Richmond and also Greensboro has the Rockin' Jump Greensboro and the Greensboro Science Center (which has a zoo, and aquarium)." See More
"You'll have to figure out what fits your child best, but here are some options along the way: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm Lazy 5 Ranch Mountain State Miniature Golf Coal Country Miniature Golf" See More
"From Roanoke I would suggest you drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway One of the visitor's centers is there in Roanoke, as far as Asheville and Great Smoky Mountain National Park But the Blue Ridge may be closed in the winter." See More
"Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Dr (can get off and visit Charlottesville area and other cool spots" See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Blue Ridge Parkway.
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