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The Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains at sunset.

10 Signs It’s Time to Take a Summer Vacation to the Smoky Mountains

During the summer, there is no better place to spend your time than in the Smoky Mountains. From all the amazing things to do to the gorgeous weather, you’re guaranteed to have great vacation! If you’ve been searching for the perfect time to plan your trip, we can help! Here are 10 signs it’s time to take your summer vacation to the Smoky Mountains:

Stunning view of Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains.1. You’ve been dreaming about gorgeous mountain views.

If you find your mind wandering and dreaming about gorgeous mountain views, that means it’s time for you to come see them in person! Whether it’s from the deck of a cabin or in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in the breathtaking scenery when you visit the Smoky Mountains during the summer.

2. You’ve been scrolling through Smoky Mountain cabins online.

Keep getting distracted at work and end up scrolling through Smoky Mountain cabins online? We’ve done it too. That’s a sure sign you’re ready to take your vacation! Cabins provide all the comforts of home with the added benefits of a vacation in the Smokies. Browse all of the top Smoky Mountain cabin rentals and find the best one for your stay!

3. You want to go to a world-class water park.

boy on water slide during summer in gatlinburgIf you’ve been wanting to visit a world-class water park, then it’s definitely time to visit the Smoky Mountains and go to Dollywood’s Splash Country! Dollywood’s Splash Country has water attractions for both thrill-seekers and those who just want to relax by the pool. Ride Tennessee’s first and only water coaster or soak up the sun in a poolside cabana. You can buy your ticket right through Visit My Smokies!

4. You’ve been stressed out at work and home.

If work has really been stressing you out lately, that means you deserve a break! Enjoy a worry-free vacation in the Smoky Mountains! The mountains provide a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Let your worries fade away as you soak in the bubbling hot tub at your cabin, explore the many hiking trails in the national park, and spend time enjoying all the exciting attractions the area has to offer.

A plate of fried apple fritters with powdered sugar.5. You’ve been craving freshly made apple fritters.

Have you been craving freshly made apple fritters? We know the best place to get them! If you’re in the mood for warm and delicious apple fritters, it’s time to take your summer vacation to the Smoky Mountains to get some. The Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill in Sevierville serves guests apple fritters all day. Not only that, but you’ll also get refreshing apple julep!

6. You’ve been wanting to have outdoor adventures.

If you’ve been wanting to have a thrilling outdoor adventure, then you have to plan your trip to the Smoky Mountains! There is no better place to spend time outside. Whether you’re rafting down the Pigeon River on class 3 and 4 rapids with Smoky Mountain Outdoors, or soaring through the trees on a zipline with CLIMB Works, you’ll have a fantastic time and get to see the true beauty of the Smoky Mountains firsthand.

7. You want to spend quality time with family or friends.

A happy family of four hiking in the woods with backpacks.Sometimes life can get crazy and keep us from seeing our friends and family as much as we want. If you want to spend quality time with family or friends, plan your vacation to the Smoky Mountains! You’ll be able to reconnect with one another and share special memories you’ll cherish for years to come.

8. You want to beat the summer heat.

Are you tired of the summer heat where you live? Visit the Smoky Mountains! It never gets too hot during the summer in the mountains. In lower elevations, temperatures rarely go higher than the low-90s, and in higher elevations, temperatures rarely go above the mid-60s. There are also plenty of fun activities to beat the summer heat, like going swimming, visiting Dollywood’s Splash Country, relaxing in your cabin or going tubing!

Ramsey Cascades9. You keep looking up pictures of waterfalls.

If you keep looking up pictures of waterfalls and wishing you could see one for yourself, that’s a telltale sign that it’s time to take a summer vacation to the Smoky Mountains. When you go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are a number of trails that take you to gorgeous, cascading waterfalls. Some of the most popular waterfalls are Grotto Falls, the only waterfall you can walk behind, Laurel Falls, an 80-foot-high waterfall divided by a walkway that crosses the stream at the base of the upper falls, and Ramsey Cascades, the tallest waterfall in the park.

10. You can’t stop thinking about the last time you were here.

If you’ve been to the Smoky Mountains before and can’t stop thinking about what a magical time you had the last time you were here, that just means you’ve been away for too long! Once you visit the Smokies one time, you’re going to want to keep coming back time and time again. No matter how many times you visit, you’ll never run out of things to do and memories to make.

If you’ve experienced any of these signs, it’s time to start planning your vacation to the Smoky Mountains! Book your Smoky Mountain cabin rental today and get ready for an unforgettable summer!