Are you stressed about planning your Smoky Mountain vacation? Whether you are worried about which day to go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or stressed about getting tickets to the best attractions, this will help you plan a smooth Smoky Mountain vacation! So, stop worrying and use these four easy steps to be sure you have a wonderful time in the Smokies!
Choose Your Travel Dates
Choosing travel dates can be the most difficult part of planning a vacation, unless there is an event you are planning to attend. If you are looking to book your stay in the Smoky Mountains, choose your travel dates wisely. Some seasons are busier than others, depending on many factors. Summertime in the Smoky Mountains is a very popular time to travel. Many families visit the Smoky Mountains in the summer, so if you are planning a summertime Smoky Mountain vacation, it is smart to book your stay as early as possible.
Decide Where to Stay
If choosing your family travel dates wasn’t difficult enough, now you have to choose a cabin or condo rental that will meet the needs of everyone in your group! Since you have already decided which date range is best for your family, it will be easy to search the many cabin and condo rental companies for availability. Many of the companies offer specials and package deals, so make sure to check out any great rates that may be available. Be sure to check out the amenities, too, so you will have everything you need once you arrive at your destination.
Plan to Visit Attractions
One of the best parts of planning your Smoky Mountain vacation is deciding on which attractions to attend! The Smoky Mountains has everything from shopping areas and dinner theaters to historic Smoky Mountain buildings and museums. If you are worried about tickets to local attractions, you can purchase tickets online prior to your vacation. So, pack your Smoky Mountain vacation full of activities and make sure to include a hiking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
Plan Your Meals
There are plenty of restaurants in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville! Plan to attend local restaurants and enjoy some of the local Southern food items. Part of a great vacation is exploring the unique options that may not be available at your home. Try something you may not normally try and ask your servers about specialty items that may be unique to the area! Rather than going out to eat every day, you can plan picnics and cookouts for your Smoky Mountain vacation!
If you are looking for things to do during your Smoky Mountain vacation, visit our ‘What to Do’ tab to check out all of the restaurants, attractions, and shopping available in the Smokies!