The 10 Best Things to Do in Galax VA (Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 215)

Downtown Galax VA - Briar Patch Marketplace Shopping

Located about 7 miles north of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Galax VA is the epitome of the ideal small mountain town in Southwest Virginia. Some of our favorite places to visit in Galax include a historic downtown area, beautiful natural surroundings, and outstanding live music venues. The modern history of Galax VA is largely steeped … Read more

Visiting the Blowing Rock Attraction in Blowing Rock NC

Bret Love at Sunset on The Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock NC is located just a couple of miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Drivers simply exit onto US-221N between Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Julian Price Memorial Park. The Blowing Rock, the namesake of the town, is located at the edge of town a couple of miles south of that. This unique … Read more

The 20 Best Blue Ridge Parkway Overlooks in North Carolina

Fall blue ridge parkway - Motorcycle on Blue-Ridge Parkway NC Linn Cove Viaduct Fall

The state of North Carolina is home to over half of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 469 total miles, and the mountain overlooks in NC are by far the most high-flying along the route. In our experience, many of the best views on the Blue Ridge Parkway are found along the ridges of the Craggy Mountains, … Read more

The Linn Cove Viaduct Trail, Visitor Center & History (BRP MP 304.4)


The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the premier scenic drives in the USA, and also the most visited national park in the country. Created by Franklin D Roosevelt to connect Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, construction of the BRP began in the 1930s. By the mid-1960s, most … Read more

The 20 Best Blue Ridge Parkway Overlooks in Virginia

20-minute Cliff Blue Ridge Parkway Overview VA

There’s a wealth of beautiful things to see while driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. But the 200+ scenic mountain overlooks found along the way are the main attractions for most road trippers. That being said, stopping at all (or even most) of these overlooks while driving the 469-mile scenic route can be overwhelming. We know, … Read more

The 20 Best Blue Ridge Parkway Restaurants in VA & NC

Peaks of Otter Lodge Bar Restaurant Blue Ridge Parkway VA

When we think of America’s most beloved scenic route, most people envision jaw-dropping Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks, amazing waterfalls, and/or the colorful foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Fall. Commerce and other signs of “civilization” rarely enter our idyllic picture of the BRP, which is America’s #1 most visited National Park. There are actually only … Read more

The 10 Best Pet Friendly Cabins in Blue Ridge GA

Pet Friendly Cabins in Blue Ridge GA

​The Blue Ridge Mountains extend south into North Georgia, a region blessed with beautiful landscapes and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Blue Ridge GA, the town named for the mountains that surround it, is right in the heart of it all! Whether you prefer North Georgia mountain lakes, hiking to magic waterfalls, enjoying award-winning Georgia wines, … Read more

How to Plan an Amazing Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip


The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 469 miles in Virginia and North Carolina, connecting Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Though seasoned travelers might attempt to clock such mileage in a single day, that simply isn’t realistic (or desirable) for the world-renowned scenic route. In all, the Blue Ridge Parkway requires about 15 … Read more

The 10 Best Things to Do in Asheville for Couples

Things to do in Asheville NC for Couples

The reputation of Asheville NC as a magical getaway has been well-known for over a century. So much so that one of the world’s wealthiest families, the Vanderbilts, built their Biltmore Estate there in the late 1800s. Over the last 20 years, Asheville has emerged as a major hub in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, … Read more