Blue Ridge Parkway - Shenandoah National Park Modern Throw Rug by Cascadia - 2' x 3'
Autumn is one of the best times for a leisurely drive along a classic All-American road.
Fall is officially here (even if the weather doesn’t feel like it quite yet), which means it’s time for pumpkins, apples, crisper air and the changing of the leaves. There’s no better place to take in the beauty of the changing leaves than in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Although the mountain range extends all the way from Georgia to Pennsylvania, many of its most majestic peaks and breathtaking views lie within the borders of the Tarheel State. So, if you’re looking for some of the most beautiful places to see fall colors in the Blue Ridge, check out these top spots beginning around early October.
Perhaps one of the best aspects of the South is how our region encompasses the beach, desert, mountains, and scenic plains all at once. In just a few hours drive across several states like Alabama or North Carolina, you can wade in the ocean and hike in the hills. That’s why it was hard to pick our favorite weekend getaways in the South. From the gorgeous autumn color along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the bustling streets and delicious food of the French Quarter in the New Orleans or the palm tree-lined boardwalks of the Low Country, these are our favorite weekend getaways for couples, girlfriend trips, or even solo adventures. No matter where you choose, you’ll see the beautiful landscapes and generous people that the South is all about in these weekend getaway destinations.
The Best Places to Catch a Scenic Sunset The Blue Ridge Mountains offer some of the best vantage points to watch the sun drop below the peaks in a splash of color. People travel from all over the world to see the nightly show. We asked our social media fans to share their favorite places to watch the sunset in and around Asheville, North Carolina. Here are the results! 1. The Omni Grove Park Inn The most popular spot to watch the sunset, according to the fans, is the Sunset Terrace at The Omni Grove Park Inn. The aptly named Sunset Terrace is
I took this picture right as the sun rose on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC in Oct. 2008. This was truly a spectacular sight.
Three days, two lanes, and one spectacular fall road trip along the South's most storied highway.Jason Frye, accompanied by his wife, took the weekend road trip of our dreams, and mapped out the perfect route to follow from Roanoke, Virginia to Asheville, North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway is the prime spot to enjoy fall color in the South, and what better than a road trip that perfectly maps out the must-see spots along the way. Autumn's patchwork-quilt landscape is part of the story in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but it's the people who make the place. Like family, they open their arms and their homes, welcoming visitors to share a drink, a meal, or a song. It's time to find assemble your road trip crew, and load up for a three-day journey along the beautiful, winding roads of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Fall is the time to explore the South’s most iconic road. Here, we share our favorite stops for stunning views, quaint country stores, and hidden mountain lodges.
The scenery, the shopping and the meals are better if you know where to look.
Great Smoky Mountains Landscape Photography - Blue Ridge Parkway NC