Road trip includes parks: Assateague Island National Seashore, Shendandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway and more!
Take this multi-day road trip through Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, the District of Columbia and Maryland. See sites such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Assateague Island National Seashore and State Park as well as Shenandoah National Park. Use this self-guided route as a guide to help you plan your adventure through this area.
This road trip includes everything from forested areas, a beautiful byway and coastal driving. Visit towns like Virginia Beach to Washington D.C.. All of our road trips are to be used as ideas and can be altered to fit your schedule.
Shenandoah National Park lies astride a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the eastern rampart of the Appalachian Mountains between Pennsylvania and Georgia. The Shenandoah River flows through the valley to the west, with Massanutten Mountain, 40 miles long, standing between the river's north and south forks. The rolling Piedmont country lies to the east of the park. Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, provides vistas of the spectacular landscape to east and west. The park holds more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Trails may follow a ridge crest, or they may lead to high places with panoramic views or to waterfalls in deep canyons. Read More About Shenandoah National Park
Storm tossed seas, as well as gentle breezes shape Assateague Island. This barrier island is a tale of constant movement and change. Bands of wild horses freely roam amongst plants and native animals that have adapted to a life of sand, salt and wind. Special thickened leaves and odd shapes reveal the plant worlds successful struggle here. Ghost crabs buried in the cool beach sand and tree swallows plucking bayberries on their southward migration offer glimpses of the animal worlds connection to Assateague. Read More About Assateague Island
The Blue Ridge Parkway, sometimes called "America's Favorite Drive", is the most visited unit of America's National Park System. A drive down the Parkway provides stunning, long range vistas and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian mountains. It is designed as a drive-awhile and stop-awhile experience, so please don't be in a hurry. During the winter seasons, sections of the road may be closed due to ice and snow, but there are always sections of the road that are open for travel. Year-round facilities include the Peaks of Otter Lodge and restaurant north of Roanoke, Va, the Museum of North Carolina Minerals at Spruce Pine, NC, and the Folk Art Center and Parkway Headquarters in Asheville, NC. Read More About Blue Ridge Parkway
You should check ahead of time regarding potential road closures and/or construction. Please note, some of our road trips do take you along some dirt roads. Please check a map so that you can alter your route accordingly. All our road trips are designed to be helpful guides to help you build an adventure to suit your needs. We don't recommend specific mileage, nor where exactly to stay due to everyones different needs for driving mileage, etc. We recommend plotting out your route on Google Maps and using ours as guides. Then add or remove locations to build the road trip of your dreams!