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Two of our favorite Smoky Mountain cities are in the news again! TripAdvisor recently released its list of the most popular U.S. cities for travelers booking a vacation rental, and both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee ranked among the top ten. With such a huge variety of cabins and chalets in the area, it’s no wonder that vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are in high demand. Read on to find out why so many people are choosing a vacation rental for their getaway in the Smokies.

If you love to visit the Pigeon Forge area, you’re not alone! Sevier County is one of the fastest growing vacation destinations in the country, and it is the third most visited county in the state of Tennessee. When you drive down the Parkway, it’s hard not to notice all of the license plates from around the United States. Have you ever wondered where most of the visitors to Pigeon Forge come from? We did too - so we decided to find out!  Visit My Smokies has looked over the latest Pigeon Forge tourism information to determine the top cities of origin for Pigeon Forge vacationers.

The Fun Time Trolleys in Pigeon Forge are one of the very best ways to get around the Smokies! Stopping at all of the area’s best attractions and scenic spots, the trolleys provide an affordable alternative to driving. To help you figure out which routes to take during your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a convenient Pigeon Forge trolley map with everything you need to know:  

While visiting Pigeon Forge, you may have noticed many of the trolleys that stroll the streets. The Pigeon Forge TN trolley is one of the area’s most popular ways to get around to your favorite restaurants, shopping and attractions - but that’s not all. You can take the trolley to almost anywhere in Pigeon Forge. Because even regular visitors to Pigeon Forge may not know much about the trolley, you’ll find some great things below to help you out.

Packing travel bags and suitcases is one of our favorite things about vacation. Think about it – between gathering vacation gear, planning out outfits and getting it all to fit into the bag, it’s like pre-vacation party to get you even for excited about your getaway. With so many great places in the Smokies to explore, we have had a lot of packing practice. That’s why we’ve compiled some of our best Smoky Mountain vacation packing tips along with a packing list.

For the first time since the Great Smoky Mountain National Park’s establishment in 1937, all 2,900 miles of the park’s streams are now open for fishing. The reopening of Lynn Camp Prong following a seven-year native, brook trout restoration project marks the park’s complete stream fishing availability, which is great news for both local and visiting anglers. The park and surrounding area boasts some of the most diverse fish populations in the country, making Gatlinburg fishing streams a destination for fishermen of all ages and skill level.