BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA Extending from Virginia to North Carolina, this 469-mile parkway connects the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains national parks. Visit in October to catch the gorgeous fall foliage, and take a pit stop in quirky Asheville.
Missouri hideouts and hangouts Meramec Caverns, Stanton, Missouri: Meramec was a longtime must-see on All-American road trips, and pop culture still lurks everywhere on the cave tour. Jesse James hid out along the underground river. A side room hosted honeymooners for 10 days in a 1950s' TV stunt, and an episode of Lassie--the one where Lassie rescues Timmy--was filmed inside. #VisitMOtreasures