18. Blue Ridge Parkway
Whether you take a guided tour or drive yourself, there's no better path for fall foliage peeping than this scenic route through the Applachians. View scenic waterfalls right from your vehicle and soak in the gorgeous natural scenery. The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center near Asheville, NC, the Folk Art Center, and the Museum of North Carolina Minerals remain open year-round, and senior campers can save 50% off admission with the National Parks pass.