We are planning another of our US road trips from England and would appreciate any advice/recommendations. This forum has been a real help in planning our trips over previous years and is my first port of call again this year. I guess that referring to a port of call is a bit of a pun as this road trip is a replacement for a Baltic cruise which has just been cancelled due to the war in Ukraine.
Our thoughts are to fly UK to Washington DC and then have around 18 days driving down The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, North Carolina, Asheville and Great Smoky Mountains to Knoxville before returning directly for our flight home from Washington. The current plan is to fly to Washington at the beginning of October.
I know that the Blue Ridge Parkway is a very good hiking area but , as my wife has some restriction in her mobility ,we won't be able to do any serious hikes but I do like to do short walks while we're on vacation whenever possible so am hoping to do a few short treks to waterfalls and scenic outlooks.
I have read through some of the very useful information in the 'Scenic Fall Drives/Leaf Peeping' sections of this forum but any advice on best towns for accommodation en route as well as sights/food stops would be great to learn. There is so much excellent knowledge and experience on this forum so thanks in advance for any information anyone has to enable us to get the best from our trip.
Best wishes from England