This time of year there is always one question on visitors minds, “Where is the best place to see the fall leaves?” At Visit My Smokies, we have already told you about many of the great fall Smoky Mountain hiking trails that offer incredible views of the Smoky Mountains fall foliage. However, for guests wanting to experience the beauty of fall in the Smoky Mountains from the comfort of their car, here is a breakdown of all of our favorite Smoky Mountain fall drives near Wears Valley.
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.
The Gatlinburg Trolley is an easy, free way to get around Gatlinburg. Over 12 million visitors make their way to the area each year and the Trolley offers a free way to move around the downtown area, as well as the US Highway 441 and US Highway 321/East Parkway areas.
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.
When it comes to fun and family-friendly things to do, there is no beating a trip to the Smoky Mountains. From hiking trails to amusement parks to daring adventures, there is something for everyone found in these hills.
Is it possible to be in the Smoky Mountains anytime you want without leaving your own home? Several travel companies are starting to use technology to inspire people to travel by creating virtual tours that let them experience the destinations before they actually visit. The virtual tours we are talking about are not your typical virtual tours. These are not the tours where you move your mouse around to see a single 360 degree space; we are talking about virtual reality. We are talking about traveling without traveling.
If you love vacationing in the Smoky Mountains, then you are not alone! We took a survey of recent area guests and asked them how often they visit the mountains. From their answers, we discovered a ton of facts about Smoky Mountains vacations that were pretty surprising!
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.
Throughout the year, road conditions are likely to change due to weather, construction and traffic all across the Smoky Mountain area. We want to keep you up to date on all of the road conditions throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park so you and your family can enjoy a stress free vacation without worrying about the roadways.
With over 1,500 types of flowering plants that grow in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park year round – that’s more than in any other national park in the country! – Southern Appalachia is alive with colorful blooms throughout spring.
Are you restlessly counting down the days until spring break gets here, or at least trying to patiently wait until the warmer weather is here to stay? At Visit My Smokies, we could not agree more! That is why we are excited to announce all of the amazing benefits that come with taking a Gatlinburg vacation in March. With spring just around the corner, there is no better time than now to plan on spending a few relaxing days in the heart of the Smoky Mountains.
We could not be more excited to begin to welcome the spring weather in the Smoky Mountains. Not only does this mean that we get to wave goodbye to all the cold and dreary winter weather, but it also means that all of the beautiful Smoky Mountain wildflowers are about to bloom. That being said, what better place to find the flowers than by enjoying a spring hike in the Smoky Mountains?