We live in east Tennessee and are planning a trip to Williamsburg, VA this summer, and would like to add a couple of extra days to the trip to drive the entire(assuming all of it is open) length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We would leave out from our house and take US129, which is about 30 minutes away, into North Carolina and get on the BRP at the southern terminus, and get off at the nothern terminus. The part that is in the middle has me scratching my head. 441 in to NC would be a bit shorter, but why pass up a chance to include the Dragon into a road trip.
We plan on spending three days on the BRP. The first night I am thinking of staying in Asheville or Boone, NC. I am leaning towards Boone as that will get a bit more time sightseeing time in on the second day. But, staying in Ashville will give us more sightseeing time the first day, and from what I have gathered this is the most scenic area.
On the second day, we are pretty well set at staying in Roanoke.
Then again I think Asheville to Roanoke is a bit much in one day.
Just wanted to get some insight from you guys to see that you think about my plan, or really lack of, and any suggestions that you might have.