The Blue Ridge Parkway. This 469-mile ribbon of asphalt connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Shenandoah National Park while sticking to the ridgelines. Every turn reveals something special—a split rail fence, an awe-inspiring vista, a stacked-stone bridge. Insider’s Tip: From the 360-degree four-state view from Waterrock Knob (milepost 451), you can see the Smokies, the Nantahalas, the Pisgahs, and the Cowee Mountains.
Trail Ridge Road is part of U.S. Highway 34 through Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado from Estes Park in the east to Grand Lake in the west. It is the highest continuous motorway in the United States, with more than eight miles lying above 11,000' and a maximum elevation of 12,183 feet.
Helen, Georgia - Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this touristy town is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. Don't forget to go tubing down the Chattahochee River, past the shops & outdoor-seating restaurants.