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Acclaim & Accolades

Travel + Leisure - America's Best Spring Drives.  "This route stretches through Shenandoah National Park, end-to-end, with the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains..." (2012)

Condé Nast Traveler - National Park Views Not to be Missed.  "America's national parks offer some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country and here are some of our favorite views..." (2012)

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USA Today - Best Swimming Holes Across the Nation.  "For swimming-hole enthusiasts who think one is never enough, there's Whiteoak Canyon in Shenandoah National Park, 75 miles from Washington, D.C. Here, just off Skyline Drive, you can go pool-hopping at the base of six different waterfalls that are linked by steep, rocky trails that wind throughout the canyon..." (2012)

CNN Money - National Parks: Scenic Picks. "Choose a lesser-known national park to save yourself aggravation and money. [In the Southeast region] visit Shenandoah National Park and cruise Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that runs the length of the park." (2013)


Skyline Drive: one of the prettiest drives in America

  • "One of the loveliest roads in America" - Reader's Digest
  • "America's best drives" - Gadling
  • "Top 10 skyscraping drives" - Away.com
  • “10 best motorcycle roads in the USA”CNN Travel
  • “Skyline Drive is a granddaddy of scenic drives."GORP.com
  • "To many who travel the drive, the highway itself is a park, complete with numerous deer sightings along the way." - National Geographic
  • "Few roads anywhere can top the Skyline Drive, which twists and turns 105 miles along the Blue Ridge crest in Shenandoah National Park." - Frommers
  • "One of the great motoring experiences of North America is the Skyline Drive." - London Free Press
  • "America's best fall color drives" - Travel+Leisure
  • "Taking the leisurely Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains is nothing short of divine." - US News & World Report
  • "The ultimate fall drive..." - Washington Post
  • "Top 10 scenic byways" - AOL Travel

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