The iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, known as "America's Favorite Drive," is a popular destination winding along Virginia and North Carolina. With 469 miles of scenery, wildlife and charming mountain communities, millions of visitors seek it out annually as a bucket-list item. 

The Parkway made The New York Times' travel section in Marissa Hermanson's "8 Places to Visit Along Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway." Among the must-visit spots are Roanoke's beloved Mill Mountain and the Roanoke Star

"With its sweeping vistas and meandering nature," Hermanson says, "the Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic delight year-round."

Other celebrated spots on the list include the Peaks of Otter, Natural Bridge State Park, Mabry Mill and the Floyd Country Store. Plan your Blue Ridge Parkway road trip by checking out the full article on the New York Times website.