When visiting Boone, we weren't sure what to do in the area, but our local friends told us we should just drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway and see what we found. That's exactly what we did, and it was a beautiful afternoon. The parkway was a bit full with tourists, but since everyone was on vacation, the pace and mood were light. We had a great time stopping at all the vistas, and I would highly recommend visiting the highway if you are in the area. You don't even need a lot of time to visit, as there are sights all along the route, and plenty of places to enter and leave the parkway.
Points of interest
Blue Ridge Mountains
Beautiful mountain views all along the parkway. Hard to photograph, but beautiful to see!