Acclaim and 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)

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 Driveone 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” –
  • “10 best motorcycle roads in the USA” – CNN Travel
  • “Skyline Drive is a granddaddy of scenic drives.” –
  • “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

There’s so much to see!

So,  what should I do first?

We know there is a lot to see and do in the Park.  So we decided to create a seasonal top 10 lists for those who have only limited time. We asked park rangers to give us their best recommendations. Learn more about what they suggested: the Top 10 Things to Do in Shenandoah National Park.