beautiful day in Cades Cove

Top 4 Reasons to Drive the Cades Cove Loop Road

When it comes to scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove Loop Road is second to none! This 11-mile, one-way loop provides you with the opportunity to explore one of the most unique and beautiful sections of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While you should allow at least 2 to 4 hours to tour Cades Cove, you could spend much longer if you want to hike some of the trails in the area! Here are the top 4 reasons why you should drive the Cades Cove Loop Road: Continue reading

Christmas lights display at Smoky Mountain Winterfest

Top 5 Things to Know Before Going to Smoky Mountain Winterfest

Are you looking for something fun for you and your family to do this holiday season? Tons of visitors come from all over the United States to enjoy Smoky Mountain Winterfest. The town is draped in over 5 million shining lights to celebrate the holidays, and it’s a sight you really shouldn’t miss. There are a number of activities your family can do to enjoy the winter festival. Some of those activities include going to Dollywood’s Christmas Festival or going on the Winterfest driving tour to see the gorgeous Christmas lights display. We’ve created a handy guide to tell you the most important things to know before going to Smoky Mountain Winterfest. Continue reading

smiling little girl carrying american flag while on vacation in Smoky Mountains

3 of the Best Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

If you are planning a vacation to the Smoky Mountains around July 4th, there are two fantastic Independence Day celebrations taking place in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Get your family and friends together to join in the celebration of our nation’s independence while listening to live music, watching magnificent fireworks displays and more! Check out these awesome ways to celebrate the 4th of July in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge: Continue reading