Not only the capital of the great state of Texas, Austin is widely considered to be the live music capital of the world. Its unofficial motto, “Keep Austin Weird” gives you an idea of the funky, fun vibe that can be felt throughout the city. If you only have a few days, here are the sights and scenes not to miss.
To see wonderful scenery, sample a slice of Appalachian Mountain life, and enjoy a slower pace, nothing can beat driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Opened in June of 1936, the Blue Ridge Parkway covers 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountain portion of the Appalachian Mountains. It is designated an All-American Road as well as a National Parkway, and is visited more often each year than any of our National Park units.
Kancamagus Highway Scenic Drive is a trip along New Hampshire’s highway 112 from Conway to Lincoln. The 34-mile long scenic byway winds through the White Mountain National Forest, much of the way following the course of the Swift River. Along the way, one can explore and enjoy Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls, Rocky Gorge, Champney Falls, and the Kancamagus Pass on Mt. Kancamagus. This is one of the best fall foliage drives in the nation, so expect heaver traffic when the leaves are turning and the “leaf peepers” are in season.