There are so many scenic drives in Virginia that simply selecting one can be a challenge. From the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive to the unforgettable Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the Old Dominion is a state that’s fun to drive around. Today’s feature is another scenic drive that history enthusiasts will appreciate. The Colonial Parkway is a 23-mile route that connects historic Yorktown and Jamestown. Along the way, you can look forward to stunning vistas and an immersive look at our nation’s history. Let’s take one of the most scenic drives in Williamsburg, VA.

When was the last time you took a drive on Colonial Parkway? Do you agree that it’s one of the most scenic drives in Williamsburg, VA? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments – we would love to hear from you! For more information, you can check out the official Colonial Parkway guide, courtesy of the National Parks Service.

If you happen to drive by Williamsburg in the fall, be sure to read up on these haunted ghost stories from Virginia. You’ll think twice about visiting at night!

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What are the best drives in Virginia?


Virginia has many lovely scenic drives through lush green landscapes bordered by its many beautiful mountains. If you are looking for a nice area to go for a drive, you have lots of options to choose from. Here are some of the best drives in Virginia:

  • Blackwells Hollow Road: Route 810 in Albemarle County wanders through the countryside in the most peaceful fashion. Expect to enjoy lovely rolling hills with a backdrop of Virginia's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Balkamore Hill Road: This lazy country road in Stanley, VA rolls through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Just like many scenic roads in Virginia, you will enjoy wide open green pastures and distant mountains making your drive one to remember.
  • Snickersville Turnpike: This is one of the most iconic drives in Virginia with picturesque farmland and rolling hills. It makes for a beautiful spring drive when the roadside wildflowers bloom.
  • Seaside Road: Route 600 is called the Seaside Road because it travels along the Eastern Seashore. With the Chesapeake Bay on one side and numerous smaller bays on the other, this drive has plenty of scenic views to enjoy as you drive along the Delmarva Peninsula.
  • Route 11 South: This scenic drive in Middleton, VA is especially nice in the springtime when wildflowers scent the air with their fresh fragrance and give us a bright splash of color against the rich green of Virginia's landscape. As small towns in Virginia go, Middleton is pretty picturesque and definitely worth exploring.


Check out a few photos of these scenic drives, and discover a few more, in this featured article about some of Virginia's best driving roads. One of the best ways to explore the countryside is by renting an RV and hitting the open road for a fun weekend getaway.

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