Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's Blue-Ridge Parkway Road Trips, featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way. Cross a mile-high suspension bridge for a parkway panorama at Grandfather Mountain, enjoy indie shops and microbreweries in downtown Asheville, and hike to spectacular views from 90ft Linville Falls - all with your trusted travel companion, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!
Inside Lonely Planet's Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trips:
Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after
2020's COVID-19 outbreak
Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout
Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions
Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip
Covers Virginia, North Carolina, Shenandoah National Park, Lexington, Asheville, Cherokee, Brevard, Bryson City, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Charlotte and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trips is perfect for exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway in the classic American way - by road trip!
Planning a Blue Ridge Parkway trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's USA guide, our most comprehensive guide to the USA, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems.
There's More in Store for You:
For more road-tripping ideas, check out Lonely Planet's Best Trips guides to New England, California and Florida or Road Trips guides to the Pacific Coast Highway and Civil War Trails.
Also, check out Lonely Planet's Best Trips guides to France, Italy and Great Britain or Road Trips guides to Normandy and the D-Day Beaches and Galway and the West of Ireland.
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