Blue Ridge Parkway Makes USA Today's 10 Best Bucket-List Road Trips

The accolades continue for Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina region. America's Favorite Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, makes the list of USA Today's 10 Best Bucket-List Road Trips. We couldn't agree more!
The Blue Ridge ParWestern NC Blue Ridge Parkway Mountain Viewskway connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Western North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It meanders through 29 counties and four National Forests. The Parkway offers 469-miles of driving pleasure and scenic majesty. In addition to the stunning views, along the way you'll also enjoy picnic areas, hiking trails, campsites, interpretive exhibits, abundant recreational opportunities and a diverse display of natural beauty.
The Blue Ridge Parkway and National Park Service provide a host of educational opportunities via their park programs and special events. The family-friendly activities appeal to those of all ages and interests, and most of the programs are offered free-of-charge. For a comprehensive listing of Blue Ridge Parkway events, check out the National Park Service's schedule of events or the Blue Ridge Parkway's event calendar.
Blue Ridge Parkway Views in Western NCMake the most of your time in Western North Carolina by staying locally. Asheville Connections' Property Map is a wonderful tool for finding vacation rentals in the locations you desire. Our Western NC mountain cabin rentals are centered around the most popular destinations including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah National Forest. They are also within an easy driving distance of downtown Asheville.
What are you waiting for? A Blue Ridge Parkway road trip awaits you. You'll also be able to check off America's Favorite Drive from your own personal bucket list. Make your plans now. And, don't forget to bring your camera. We promise that you won't be disappointed.
If you've driven the Blue Ridge Parkway, tell us about your favorite spots and stops. We'd love to hear about it. Cheers to road trips and bucket lists!

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