Virginia is famed for its passion for traditional forms of music including bluegrass, country and folk. The Crooked Road is the perfect option for travelers looking to cram as much of this passion into one road trip as possible. Take Route 58 through the mountains and pass iconic venues such as the Blue Ridge Music center, the Rex Theater and The Floyd Country Store.
A road that was actually designed with recreation in mind, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a 755 kilometer stretch of pristine tarmac that takes you along the high crests of the Southern Appalachian Mountains for some truly dazzling vistas. Stop-off highlights include the picturesque Marby Mill and the Peaks of Otter, three mountain peaks that surround the tranquil waters of Abbott Lake.
If you want to take a jaunt through almost 200 years of American and Colonial history, the Colonial Parkway has your fill. Taking you through what is known as 'America's Historic Triangle' (namely Jamestown, Colonial Williamsberg and Yorktown) the route is a veritable treasure trove of monuments, preserved buildings and battlefield sites that will satisfy even the most discerning of history buffs.