3.) Shenandoah National Park
The area known as Shenandoah — roughly translated as “Daughter of the Stars” — by Native Americans, this wildland became a National Park in the 1930s.
This spectacular 3-hour ride on the windy Skyline Drive offers its visitors unsurpassed beauty, endless forests and roads bordered with wildflowers, not to mention abundant wildlife.
Loads of viewpoints invite you to stop and take in the marvelous scenery. Spring bloom and fall foliage in particular are spectacular. Keep in mind that fall weekends can be pretty crowded and in winter the road occasionally closes due to heavy snow.