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How to Avoid Traffic in Gatlinburg

Cars stuck in a traffic jamGatlinburg is a wonderful place to vacation, however, traffic can often be a headache. Many of the locals have found ways to avoid traffic troubles. Here are some simple traveling tips to make your commute hassle-free. With some careful planning, you’ll enjoy your vacation without sacrificing time staring at tail lights.

  • If you cannot avoid driving, it would be best to at least stray from the main roads. You can pick up a map and plan alternative routes between your cabin and downtown restaurants. Traveling from Sevierville and Pigeon Forge can be bumper-to-bumper throughout the peak seasons. For a map of the area, you can click here.

  • First, like most places, the traffic in Gatlinburg TN regularly depends on the hours of travel. Between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. the traffic can be unbearable. So, if you have plans for the day, it would be best to leave as early as possible and travel back to your cabin after dinner hours. Plan your vacation, so you know exactly where you plan to visit throughout the day, so you don’t have to spend time driving around while you decide on activities.

  • The next best options are to avoid traveling by car. The Gatlinburg trolley is one of the best ways to commute and it is very cheap. The trolley system offers full-day passes for $2.00 per person. The trolley system is color-coded based on route, making it extremely simple to navigate. It will also take you through most of the major areas, making it quite convenient. For more information about the trolley system, you can click here.

  • The best option, though, is to walk. If you aren’t lugging your belongings around, walking is by far the easiest and most healthy way to travel through Gatlinburg. It would be wise to rent a cabin as close as possible to the downtown area. But regardless, the stroll is sure to be scenic and far less stressful than sitting in traffic.

While you are riding the trolley or walking the Parkway, make sure to check out all of the great things to do in Gatlinburg TN. You can take a look at our list of Gatlinburg attractions to help you plan your vacation!