Smoky Mountains Vacation Life
People have been drawn for thousands of years to the amazing forested vistas and lush valleys of the Smokies. The communities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Townsend invite you to explore the western foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Once you’re here, you’ll discover the timeless charm and tradition of down-home Smoky Mountain hospitality!
The Smoky Mountain region is a mixture of destination resort cities, tucked-away cabin resorts, campgrounds, and vacation rentals by owner. Often, activities are dictated by proximity and drive time. Here are some suggested half-day itineraries from a local perspective based on region.
This region is such a draw for hikers, bicyclists, and others who want to venture out at their own pace.
In both Tennessee and North Carolina, you’ll find bright cities and quaint local towns with tons to see, do, and try!
Pigeon Forge is a favorite family vacation destination and THE center of fun in the Smokies.
You’ll never be closer to family fun, Appalachian heritage, and the mountains than you’ll be in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Step into some of the local shops and find beautiful gifts or cool mementos of a fantastic vacation to take home.
Make a hike to a waterfall and it’ll be an experience everyone in the family will remember!
Sevierville offers a wealth of attractions unrivaled in the area.
Cades Cove is filled with discoveries that will entertain and educate visitors of all ages.
The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians welcomes you to come explore, learn, and enjoy.
A quiet mountain oasis offering visitors a well-rounded view of life in the Great Smoky Mountains.
An abundance of visible plants and animals make the region a top destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
The Great Smoky Mountains and the neighboring foothills provide the backdrop for a round of golf.
A treasure trove of possibilities just waiting to be explored and experienced.
The Smokies’ stunning vistas serve as the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams.
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a true example of wilderness and frontier life.
Regardless of when you visit the Great Smoky Mountains, we encourage you to be a kid again and go outside and play!
In the Smokies there are ample opportunities to kick a ball, cheer at a live game, or simply compete.
Mother Nature is an artist!
Looking for something new to explore this year? Check out these brand new attractions!
The mountains aren’t the only things that come off as smoky when you’re visiting this area.
From captivating shows to an interactive museum, the Smoky Mountains is a great place for families to play.
Shopping, eateries, amusements, and live music to delight visitors of all ages.
Insider information about the Great Smoky Mountains from a park ranger.
Find the perfect picnic spot, take a scenic drive or discover a new swimming hole.
Phone numbers for the services and information you need.
Pigeon Forge’s newest interactive and immersive experience for all ages.