The Smoky Mountains in Tennessee give an unforgettable majestic setting for a wonderful vacation. Tennessee Smoky Mountains are one of the most popular places for a mountain vacation in the United States. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited in the country with over nine million visitors every year. There are many fun activities to enjoy in the area including backpacking, camping, hiking, fishing and horseback riding. The major cities around the Smoky Mountains include Sevierville, Piegeon Forge and Gaitlinburg. Each of the Smoky cities offer a unique charm.
Sevierville has become a popular destination in the Smoky Mountain area largely because of the large and popular places to shop. Sevierville is also the town where country singing legend Dolly Parton was born. Bass Pro Shops located in Sevierville, is the outdoorsmans shopping heaven. The space has over several thousand feet of retail shops including camping and hiking stores. Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant is a popular eatery in the area and most visitors stop here for their famous homemade apple fritters. For luxury accommodations in the area, try the Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals. Some of the amenities in the cabins include, hot tubs, saunas and even pool tables.
Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall is one of the best places to shop, the mall has many outlets of popular designer brands. When most people hear of the city Pigeon Forge, they immediately think of the theme park Dollywood. The park, named after Dolly Parton, attracts millions of visitors every year. Pigeon Forge has many theatres and dinner shows to entertain you after a day of hiking in the picturesque Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Old Mill Pottery House Cafe & Grille is a must visit restaurant in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy lunch in the garden dining area and try their homemade potato chips with a chicken reuben sandwich.
Gaitlinburg is without question one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The city lies right at the entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Downtown Parkway is a walkable stroll which has dozens of eateries and shopping. The arts and crafts community is prominent here with over 100 stores featuring handmade items. A charming place to stay here is the Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast. After a few days of experiencing their southern hospitality, you will not want to leave.
No matter which city you decide to visit, planning a vacation to the Tennessee Smoky Mountains will be sure to please and delight you.