The Blue Ridge Parkway is a stunning 469-mile road taking thousands of wheels per year from Virginia through North Carolina and into Tennessee. Travel this route and encounter secluded waterfalls, quaint mountain towns, and million-dollar views. Stop off and spend a night in one of many cities you’ll pass, like Asheville, or pitch a tent in one of the campgrounds you’ll find along the way. Discover the history of the Cherokee, experience their story and get educated on what happened. Spend a few hours (or days) at a world-class spa like the Grove Park Inn. Have yourself a little winery tour. The activities along the Blue Ridge Parkway are guaranteed to make everyone in the family happy, no matter what your interests.
Here are a few photos from the Blue Ridge Parkway outside Asheville, NC. If you’re passing through, I recommend stopping off in West Asheville for dinner at The Admiral, a funky little restaurant posing as a dive bar that offers deliciously fresh Kumamoto oysters, an arugula salad with Humboldt Fog cheese, and a carefully chosen craft beer and wine menu.
Disclaimer: I was invited on this trip by the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau and was provided with lodging and all food, drinks, and activities. Thoughts, opinions, and occasional sense of humor remain (and always will remain) my own. No one can buy my words but you can wine and dine me. Okay? Okay.