Top 3 Things to do in Wears Valley This Winter

Smoky Mountains fall foliage

With winter just around the corner, it may be time for you and your family to begin planning which cold-weather adventures you want to take this year. Sure, you can always spend the day navigating your way through the hustle and bustle of Pigeon Forge and downtown Gatlinburg, but why not try something different this year? Continue reading

Winter is Coming: 14 Inches of Snow Expected in the Great Smoky Mountains

Winter mountains in the valley

The fall colors are at their peak and the beautiful reds, yellows and oranges are shining brightly throughout the Smoky Mountains. But the fall colors are quickly coming to an end, and the winter weather really is on its way! Continue reading

Veterans Day in the Smoky Mountains: Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes

American Flags at at Veterans Day in the Smoky Mountains

There are very few places that put as much pride in celebrating the sacrifices made by America’s service men and women as the Smoky Mountains. Here, we have not only one but two thrilling events that families and guests can enjoy on November 11, 2014. Continue reading

6 Benefits of Renting a Cabin for Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains

Chairs on the porch of a cabin

Spending Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains is one of the best decisions you will make this holiday season. Believe it or not, taking a vacation can save you lots of time and work, so you don’t have to deal with the stress of the holiday. Here’s a few benefits of taking a Thanksgiving vacation: Continue reading

Rudolph and Friends Join the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood

Christmas ornament on a tree

Everyone’s favorite holiday hero is coming to Pigeon Forge this season! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his famous friends from the classic Christmas special will be at Dollywood as part of the theme park’s annual Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival. Running from November 8, 2014 through January 3, 2015, this beloved event transforms Dollywood into a winter wonderland complete with millions of lights, amazing Christmas shows, and uplifting holiday music. Read on for everything you need to know about Rudolph’s arrival and all of the fun going on at the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood. Continue reading

18 Signs Smoky Mountains Winter Weather is Right Around the Corner

Snow covered mountaintops in the Smoky Mountains

Even though the fall leaf season isn’t over just yet, there’s many early signs that winter may be on the way. The fall leaves have hit their peak in many areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the weather is quickly beginning to cool down. Continue reading

Your Complete Guide to Christmas Events in Wears Valley

Christmas tree in snow covered woods

The Christmas season is fast approaching, and Wears Valley is gearing up for an incredible holiday celebration! Starting at the end of November, this welcoming mountain community invites visitors and locals alike to participate in a series of special seasonal events. To help you make the most of your time in the Smokies, we’ve put together a convenient guide to everything going on in Wears Valley in the upcoming months. Continue reading

8 Unique Ways to Celebrate the 2014 Smoky Mountains Winterfest

winter in the Smoky Mountains

At Visit My Smokies, winter is one of our favorite seasons. Why? It is the one time of year that combines two of our favorite things, Christmas and the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

4 Reasons Even The Locals Love Spending Time in Wears Valley, TN

Bridge over a stream in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wears Valley, TN, often referred to as the hidden gem of the Smoky Mountains, is actually one of the best places to spend time while you’re visiting the area. When you’re looking for the ultimate relaxation while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Wears Valley is the place to be. Take a look below to find out why visitors love all of the things to do in Wears Valley. Continue reading

Step-By-Step Guide to the Cades Cove Loop Road

Cades Cove Fall

If you are looking for a peaceful place in the heart of the Smoky Mountains where it seems as if time stands still, look no further than Cades Cove. What was once the home to over 100 early settlers has quickly become one of the most highly-visited areas in the national park, and rightfully so. Continue reading