We will be taking a trip to the Smokeys (have been there many times) and would like a recommendation of a nice stopover about 1/2 way home.
I have 3 kids ages 4, 6, and 16. We arent much into the historical stuff but would like a nice town where you could see the backdrop of the mountains, some shopping and restaurants. We would like to stop somewhat early so we arent driving all day. So far I have a few places in mind. Lexington, Staunton, Lynchburg, New Market, Waynesboro, Winchester, Front Royal, Hagerstown MD???? Too many choices. Also a nice hotel for the kids to swim. We will be traveling I-81. We may go on the Blue Ridge Parkway for just a little bit but not too much. Are there any towns off of BRP that are nice?
Any suggestions would be great