Don’t get frustrated behind the wheel and stuck in traffic this vacation in Gatlinburg! There’s a better travel method that allows you to sit back, relax and take in the very best scenery of our mountain paradise instead. The Gatlinburg Trolley is a great way to travel through Gatlinburg and explore the best the city has to offer! Did we mention you never have to worry about finding and paying for pesky parking?! Here’s exactly what you need to know about the Gatlinburg Trolley service:
If you haven’t experienced winter weather in the Smoky Mountains before you are in for a magical treat! When snow dusts the mountains and area towns you realize why this amazing place is visited by millions of people every year! Even though the season is beautiful and magical you still need to be prepared for the conditions. We want you to be safe if snow and ice happen. Here is our safety guide for what to do when there’s winter weather in the Smoky Mountains:
If you’re visiting Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, you’re likely going to visit the other city at some point during your trip! Each city has unique draws, which makes people want to experience both while they’re in town. But what is it really like traveling between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg? We’re here to tell you, and give you some tips for the road!
What’s one of the best things about the Fourth of July? Fireworks! But, whether you’re lighting your own fireworks at home or seeing an impressive fireworks display in the Smoky Mountain area, there are some important safety tips you need to keep in mind. To help you enjoy some incredible fireworks while staying safe, we’ve created a guide to fire safety in the Smoky Mountains!
The Smoky Mountains are a great place to visit all year round! Each season brings something special to the Smokies, from fun spring events to gorgeous fall foliage. While you’re in town, we don’t want the weather to get in your way of having a fun vacation! That’s why we’ve created a guide to how to handle any Smoky Mountains weather that may happen throughout the different seasons.
The Smoky Mountain area is one of the most popular vacation destinations, and for good reason! With so much to see and do in the area, we know it can be overwhelming to plan your first trip here. That’s where we come in. We’ve created a helpful guide for first-time visitors to guarantee you have the best time and want to return year after year. Here are 6 tips for first-time visitors to the Smoky Mountains:
When you book a vacation rental with a kitchen, you probably plan on preparing some of your meals while you’re in town! You’ll need to know where you can go to pick up these supplies, and there are plenty of Gatlinburg grocery stores and Pigeon Forge grocery stores where you’ll find everything you need! Check out this list of grocery stores in the Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville:
No matter what time of year you want to visit the Smokies, we’re sure “what will the weather be like?” is one of the questions you’re asking! We want to walk you through what the weather in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is like during the year so you can plan the perfect vacation! Keep reading to find out more about the Great Smoky Mountains weather throughout the year.
A mandatory mask order in Sevier County went into effect on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The mask requirement came after the county saw a rise in the number of coronavirus cases. The original order lasted through August 3, 2020 before being extended monthly since then. The most recent executive order extended the mask requirement through April 15, 2021. On April 13, Sevier County officials announced the mask mandate will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. As of August 5, 2021, masks are required indoors in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here is more information on the mask requirement in Sevier County TN:
Fall Vacations for many bring to mind the thoughts of amazing views of the brightly colored changing leaves and the fall foliage that the season brings. If this is what you are thinking of, the Great Smoky Mountains is a great choice for your fall vacation destination. The mountain terrain is a perfect showcase backdrop whether you chose to stay in a cabin overlooking the peaks of the mountains or if you are on main parkway nestled in the foothills. Here is everything you need to know about seeing the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains:
Tucked away in Cosby, Tennessee is a place you won’t regret visiting on your vacation: Carver’s Orchard & Applehouse Restaurant. The orchard sits on 75 acres and has over 40,000 trees and more than 120 varieties of apples. This hidden gem allows visitors to enjoy an apple orchard, a restaurant and a country store. We’ve put together a guide to everything you need to know about Carver’s Apple Orchard!
No matter where you go, there are popular foods you have to try while you’re visiting. We have created a list of the best food in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains you have to taste while you’re in town! Look at our guide to the best food in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains:
We know how much you love the Smoky Mountains, but do you know there’s a few things in and around the Smoky Mountains that you can’t find anywhere else? Here’s a few things that make the Smoky Mountain area so special:
Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge is one of the most popular events in the Smokies! Dedicated to entertaining and educating all visitors about the ins and outs of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we at Visit My Smokies could not be more excited to give readers the inside scoop on what to expect this year.
Whether you consider yourself a semi-professional photographer or you are just looking for ways to enhance your family’s photo album, it is always a good idea to learn about how you can take better pictures of the Smoky Mountains. Not only will this help improve your skills as a photographer in general, it will also ensure your vacation photos will be the ones all of your loved ones will be talking about long after the trip is over.