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5 Reasons You Should Vacation in the Smokies

August 14, 2020 July 14th, 2021

Are you looking to vacation in the Smokies? The Smoky Mountains have so much to offer, including breathtaking views of nature and activities for the whole family. No matter what your hobbies are, you can find something that will interest you in the Smokies. Here are 5 reasons why you should vacation in the Smokies:

1. Gatlinburg Attractions

Gatlin's golfIt doesn’t matter if visitors are young or old, there are dozens of attractions for everyone to enjoy. The Smokies offer everything from mini-golf to shopping malls to baseball games and everything in between. When you vacation in the Smokies, you will never run out of activities that you and your family will enjoy! And if you are traveling to the Smokies just to relax and get away from the busy life, there is that opportunity as well. There are numerous campgrounds all around the Smoky Mountains to have a picnic and relax as you enjoy nature. However, even for those who are looking to relax will enjoy lounging around and enjoying the view.

2. Experience nature like never before.

If visitors live in an area that doesn’t have mountains, they’re bound to have their breath taken away as soon as they see the Smokies, but there’s far more to the area than just a pretty view. Visitors can go hiking in the Gatlinburg area, fishing in the creeks, and wildlife watching all in the same place. No other vacation destination is going to give visitors a chance to see deer frolicking in the grass, wild turkeys roaming freely, or real black bears fishing for food. If you vacation in the Smokies, you are bound to experience nature like you never have before.

3. Experience New Adventures

raftAnyone who has a need for adventure needs to visit the Smokies at least one time in their life. This is because some of the many Gatlinburg TN attractions include indoor skydiving, zorbing, zip-lining, or climbing through the mountains on nothing but a swinging rope bridge. Visitors can also go white water rafting in the Smokies, or, if the weather permits, snow tubing. For those who are up for a more rustic adventure, visitors can also go on a two day 14-mile hike up to the top of Mount LeConte. Talk about an unforgettable experience! When you vacation in the Smokies, you are guaranteed to experience some type of new adventure you have never seen anywhere else!

4. Educational Value

The Smokies are home to some of the most fun, yet educational, areas possible. This includes the Ripley’s Aquarium, which gives children the opportunity to meet real penguins, spend the night with sharks, pet stingrays, even watch mermaids swim with the sea life. Other fun areas include the Tennessee Museum of Aviation and Titanic Pigeon Forge. The Smoky Mountains area is full of different museums and l attractions that will be both fun and educational.

5. Log Cabins

cabinMost vacations involve families staying at a cheap hotel or at a friend’s house, but not a trip to the Smokies. In this area, there are hundreds of wooden cabins that will fit even the largest families. These aren’t your typical ‘roughing it’ cabins either, but rather a wooden paradise that includes fireplaces, hot-tubs, king sized beds and more. You will have all the amenities of a large hotel, but also be able to experience the peacefulness of lodging in the mountains.

Now that you know of some of the reasons why you should vacation in the Smokies, be sure to learn more about all of our rafting adventures you can experience while you are here. We hope you enjoy your next trip to the Smoky Mountains!