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Vacations are wonderful for a number of reasons including bonding time and relaxation. If you have a reluctant workaholic in your family, that can be a bit more challenging, but have no fear. We’ll have them convinced to take some time off, and hit the winding mountain roads in no time. Here are four reasons to take a Smoky Mountain vacation as soon as you can pack your bags.
Check out our 4 reasons to vacation, and add your own #5 in the comments section at the bottom!
1. Experience New Things
There are so many things to do in the Smoky Mountains that you can find a new experience every time you visit. Whether you go around the corner from or across the Great Smoky Mountains, there is no doubt you’ll learn and experience new things.
New restaurants and attractions are opening every day in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. In the national park, each season brings beautiful changes unlike anywhere else to experience.
2. Spend Quality Time with Family
Families are constantly on the go. With little time to sit down together, even the weekends don’t seem like enough time to catch up on everything happening in your lives. A family vacation is the perfect way to reconnect with those you love most.
People who take vacations are likely to be have happier families and marriages. Time spent exploring or sightseeing will be beneficial to connecting as a group, and there’s nothing better than the smiles people get when they catch sight of the spectacular mountains.
3. It’s Good for Your Health
Studies have shown that Smoky Mountain vacations can benefit your health. Actually, all vacations are beneficial to your well-being and overall health. The relaxing atmosphere is great for lowering blood pressure and anxiety levels.
In the Smokies, you can breath a little easier with fresh mountain air. Whether you only need to clear your mind or recharge your energy levels, some time away will leave you feeling more satisfied after returning home.
4. It’s Your Chance to Unplug
When you see people these days, you most likely see a cell phone in their hands. Though having technology at your fingertips can be wonderful, it can also keep up from family bonding time.
By turning the phone off, you can unplug and explore the national park without a distraction. If you can’t go without your trusty sidekick, just take a few moments out of the day to check in. With that balance, you can enjoy a real getaway in no time.
Now that we’ve given you reasons to take a trip, are you ready for a vacation in the Smokies? Check out the Visit My Smokies What to do tab, where you’ll find a variety of things to do in the Smoky Mountains, from hair-raising attractions to world-class theme parks.
Now that we’ve shared 4 reasons vacations should be mandatory, can you think of a #5? Share in the comments below.