My wife and I will be making our first trip to the US this May (she'll be on business and I'll be tagging along). We plan on doing a roadtrip from Washington D.C. (which is where we'll be based for 5 days) towards Shenandoah National Park and beyond.
Our initial thinking is for the whole roadtrip to span around 6-7 days. After Shenandoah National Park, would it be advisable to travel further south onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and beyond, or would it be better to head eastwards towards Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and back to D.C.? If it's more worthwhile to travel the BRP, where would be a good ending point to turn around and head back to D.C.?
We intend to make this a scenic and relaxing holiday by taking in as many natural views as possible.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!!