America’s most scenic drive has a plethora of attractions for you to explore and enjoy. Various historical landmarks, parks, and campgrounds dot the Blue Ridge Parkway. Personalize an adventure your whole family will enjoy, whether it’s tasting apple butter at Mabry Mill in the fall, having a family reunion at Julian Price Memorial Park, or viewing an interpretive program from one of the many knowledgeable
Time can stand still here as you take the time to get out of your car and appreciate the beauty and grandeur of nature. Catch a live show at the Blue Ridge Music Center and tap your toe to traditional Appalachian music. Take an in depth look at your surroundings by visiting one of the museums, and be sure to stop at the various visitor centers along the way. Each one is full of helpful information to help make your trip memorable.
4416 NC Highway 105 South, Boone, NC 28607
We offer something for everyone in the family. Great fun for the children as they hunt for gems in our fully stocked mines and incredible shopping for the adults with the finest in colored stones from around the world. We have cut gems, museum quality mineral specimens, and custom jewels for those looking for that specific piece of jewelry. We offer the inspiration, imagination and creation without the price. Great family fun at affordable prices. Mention this ad for a 10% discount on your next gem mining trip!
April - November
86 High Ridge Road, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
Cruise in to the Switzerland Inn and Diamondback Motorcycle Lodge on the Parkway at MP 334. Our full-service Chalet Restaurant and two patio bars welcome you to your home-away-from-home with ice-cold beer, wine, mixed beverages and chef-inspired specialties. Relax in our mountaintop swimming pool or soak in our hot tubs before retiring to the wide front porch of the Diamondback Motorcycle Lodge, our multi-bedroom cottage with covered parking. 72 mountain view rooms, suites and pet-friendly cabins.
Sunday - Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday - Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
12255 NC 226A, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
PLAY HARD. RELAX HERE! 16 affordable rooms, continental breakfast included,great views, restaurant with full bar, Gem mining on site. Rock mineral & Jewelry shop on site. Wine & beer shop on site. Motorcycle friendly with covered parking. Pet friendly. Historic Inn located at MP 331 on Parkway. Built in 1940’s with moonshine money it has an interesting history with character to match. Purchased by Mike & Lynn Thrift in 2004 it has undergone major renovations to make it a premiere Parkway venue.
PO Box 1157, Boone, NC 28607
BlueRidgeMotorcycling.com is a website dedicated to motorcycling in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge area is considered by some to be a motorcycle mecca, a place where Riding gets capitalized in sentences out of respect for the area’s curves and beautiful scenery. The Blue Ridge truly takes Riding to a new level.
The website includes interactive motorcycle ride maps, recommendations for motorcycle-friendly travel destinations, motorcycle safety tips for your trip to the mountains, and “The Road Journal” motorcycling blog.