Flying is great for getting from point A to point B, but what about the points in between? As many as 79% of Americans chose to drive to vacation destinations in recent years. Often thought of as a relic of yesteryear, the great American road trip is still alive today. There are so many beautiful and varied landscapes in this country of ours, and the best way to see them all is often behind the wheel. Below are a few of our picks for the best road-trip options in America: Blue Ridge Parkway: Looking for a scenic road trip within reach of the East Coast? Take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway from Charlottesville, Virginia to Asheville, North Carolina to touch Appalachia. This 469 mile stretch offers a variety of interesting activities, camp sites, gorgeous views, B & B options, and even a few historical sites. While the houses of both Thomas Jefferson and Stonewall Jackson are an interesting draw, the real flavor in this drive comes from the views. Make sure to stop at a few overlooks and the unique natural bridge along the way to get a full dose of natural beauty. From the Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smokey Mountains and everywhere in between, the Blue Ridge Parkway allows you to scope out the best views close to the East Coast.