3 Best Attractions to Visit in the Smoky Mountains

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If you are looking for a vacation spot that’s breathtaking, peaceful, and full of adventure, don’t look any farther than the Smoky Mountains. The Smoky Mountains are one of the nation’s top natural treasures, and full of countless sites and activities that will easily fill any vacation. Whether you are looking for a vacation spot for the whole family, booking a romantic retreat alone with your significant other, or wanting a relaxing getaway alone, stay at Smoky Mountains hotels where you are sure to have a good time. Though there are so many fun, exciting, and beautiful things to do in the Smoky Mountains, here are three things to make sure you have on your itinerary.

Appalachian Trail

Though this 2,200-mile trail starts in Maine and ends in Georgia, a large part of it goes right through the beautiful Smoky Mountains. This section of the Appalachian Trail is a favorite among hikers since it’s where you can find the Standing Indian Mountain that is over 5,000 feet high and Clingman’s Dome, which is the highest point in Tennessee. There are so many stunning sections of the Appalachian trail to choose from, ranging from just a couple of miles to entire day endeavors, that it is easy to explore this famous path during your vacation.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This national park can be a beautiful day trip from a nearby hotel or a destination itself. There are so many things to explore in the park and the Great Smoky Mountains national park hotels are some of the nicest places to stay. In the park, you will find amazing hiking trails, calming streams and rivers, and some of the most amazing waterfalls in the country. You can spend a day trekking to see one of the most famous of the falls, including the 80-foot high Laurel falls, or you can check out one of the more popular hikes, including the Alum Cave Trail. The hikes vary in length and difficulty, so you are bound to find one that is perfect for your ability, and you can even check out hikes in the fall or winter for a less popular, yet still breathtaking adventure.

Appalachian Trail


After you get your fill of the outdoors by exploring the Appalachian Trail and Great Smoky Mountain National Park, it will be time to relax with some live entertainment, good food, and amusement park rides. Dollywood is a theme park owned partially by beloved country singer and actress, Dolly Parton. There are crafts, music, shops, and over thirty rides including roller coasters and water rides. The park has been gaining size and popularity since it first opened and is now one of the top attractions in Tennessee. Big names are planning on coming to Dollywood in the next year or so, making this destination a must on your vacation.

The next time you are planning a vacation, book your hotels in the Smoky Mountains and get ready for one of the best trips of your life. The Smoky Mountains are a beautiful, convenient destination filled with thousands of fun things to do no matter if you are with the whole family or seeking a relaxing vacation alone. For more ideas, visit our homepage.

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