"Great place to live and visit!"
I have always loved Blue Ridge Drive because it starts in downtown and ends at the Tennessee state line. There are many things to do along there and many of my favorite places in Blue Ridge. I love Merciers Orchards which not only has the apple orchard but has a deli, ice cream shop, and store. On the Tennessee end there are several wonderful restaraunts including chinese, japanese, and home cooking. Also on that end is a great "Hillbilly Mall" which is really an indoor flee market. Its an all around great place to be and go.