Must See Smoky Mountain Scenic Drives In The Fall

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Activities, Attractions, Autumn, Blog, Fall, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Hiking, Traveling, Vacation

Must See Smoky Mountain Scenic Drives In The Fall

The Smoky Mountains become one of the most colorful places in the US each fall. The area turns into a gold, orange and red paradise as the leaves change color against the backdrop of mountain spires. You can enjoy breathtaking views on an afternoon drive or spend a weekend winding your way through mountain roads, staying overnight at a hotel to bask in the views. Planning Your Trip Whether you have a few hours or a few days to explore, these Smoky Mountain scenic drives will treat you to the finest fall views the Smoky Mountains offer. Many...

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4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg

Posted on Oct 6, 2017 in Activities, Attractions, Autumn, Blog, Fall, Festival, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains provides a perfectly eerie backdrop for Halloween festivities in Gatlinburg. There are spooky thrills and chills to be had throughout the month of October that will be sure to cause frights and delights to ghosts and ghouls of all ages. Check out these 4 fun ways to celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg: 1. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure The Ripley’s company has always been known for exotic oddities and bizarre collectibles. This 10,000 square foot haunted house is open year round, but is an extra scary place to visit around...

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Smokies in The Fall: Best Time to See The Colors

Posted on Sep 22, 2017 in Autumn, Blog, Fall, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains

Smokies in The Fall: Best Time to See The Colors

The Smokies in the fall provide a seven week period from late September through early November when you can see trees changing to their beautiful fall foliage around Gatlinburg. It all starts at the higher elevations above 4,000 feet in late September and travels down the mountainsides until it reaches peak season at the bottom between mid-October and early November. Elevation is not the only factor that provides the Gatlinburg area with an extended fall foliage season. The Smoky Mountains are home to over 100 varieties of deciduous trees....

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Gatlinburg Local Restaurants: Where The Locals Eat

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in Blog, Dining, Food, Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Local Restaurants: Where The Locals Eat

As most travelers know, if you want to learn about the best places to visit, shop, and dine, you ask local residents. To make it easier for you, we have compiled a list and a detailed description of restaurants in the Gatlinburg area that are highly recommended by local residents. Pick a few of these Gatlinburg local restaurants and see for yourself why they are local favorites. The Pancake Pantry Opened in 1960, the Pancake Pantry was the first pancake house in Gatlinburg, and it is the most popular. Of course, that means you will have to...

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The Most Popular Great Smoky Mountains National Park Waterfalls

Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in Attractions, Blog, Great Smoky Mountains, Hiking, Waterfalls

The Most Popular Great Smoky Mountains National Park Waterfalls

The natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is tremendous: the forested hills, the mist that gives the Great Smokies their name, the wildflowers. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the National Park is the number of stunning waterfalls to be found along the mountains’ many hiking trails and roadways. With the level of difficulty ranging from easy to difficult, part of the draw for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park waterfalls is that anyone can be a witness to them. So hop into the car or put on your hiking boots...

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Watching the Solar Eclipse in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in Activities, Attractions, Blog, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains

Watching the Solar Eclipse in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains are one of America’s natural wonders. You can’t help but feel a swell of patriotic pride when you drive through the forested roadways of the area. It’s the ultimate place to get back to nature, beneath the rolling mist of the Smokies. If you’ve been looking to get away and enjoy a camping trip or a luxurious stay in a hotel, longing for the scent of the pines, this is your opportunity. The blooming flowers and woods teeming with wildlife have been a draw for travelers since time out of mind....

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10 of the Best Places to Visit by a Gatlinburg Trolley

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 in Activities, Arts, Attractions, Blog, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Traveling

10 of the Best Places to Visit by a Gatlinburg Trolley

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to get around the town of Gatlinburg is by trolley. Ranging between 50 cents and 2 dollars for each trip, the trolley can take you and your family or friends to a variety of different Gatlinburg hotspots. Here are 10 of the best places to visit by a Gatlinburg Trolley. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Running from June to October, the Tan Route of the Gatlinburg trolley system goes through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Costing $2.00 round trip for each passenger, the trolley stops at a...

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Pigeon River Rafting Trips Offer Unforgettable Adventures

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in Attractions, Blog, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Rafting, Traveling, Vacation

Pigeon River Rafting Trips Offer Unforgettable Adventures

The vast Pigeon River that resides mainly in East Tennessee is home to a wide array of exciting things to do and places to see. No trip to Pigeon River is complete without taking some time to go rafting. These unforgettable adventures will pique the interest of anyone you travel with, whether they are 8 or 80. Situated just over 20 miles from Gatlinburg, any outdoor and nature lover will enjoy taking a few hours out of their day to go river rafting. Offers Thrilling Experiences Rafting is extremely popular within the Smoky Mountains, with no...

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Why So Many People Choose To Have A Gatlinburg Wedding

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Blog, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Honeymoon, Wedding

Why So Many People Choose To Have A Gatlinburg Wedding

The quintessential wedding destination of the South, Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the picturesque gateway to the sprawling Smoky Mountain State Park and several mountaintop attractions. With an abundance of unique venues, lodging, accommodations, and photo shoot opportunities; it is no wonder that couples are flocking in mass to wed in the heart of the Appalachian Trail. Gatlinburg offers a bounty of wedding essentials, including onsite honeymoons, which make it a distinct and memorable choice for a destination wedding.    Choosing a Chapel...

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Earth Week in Gatlinburg: Where “Going Green” Is More Than Just a Saying

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 in Activities, Blog, Festival, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains

Earth Week in Gatlinburg: Where “Going Green” Is More Than Just a Saying

Many people know that Earth Day 2017 takes place on Saturday, April 22. Did you know that Gatlinburg, Tennessee celebrates the week of Earth Day as Earth Week? From April 17th through the 21st, Gatlinburg hosts a festival of activities for the whole family that focus on keeping the Earth clean and beautiful. Earth Week in Gatlinburg kicks off Monday the 17th with a compelling presentation on wildfire ecology from Nigel Fields, Chief of Resource Education for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fields has been at the heart of helping to...

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