Every year, people around the country set aside time for a family vacation. These people search and search for the perfect place to take a family vacation. However, there is no place better than the home of the most visited national parks in the country. That title is owned by the Smoky Mountains. Each year, people come from all over the world to view these amazing mountains and, this year, you don’t want to miss out on what everyone is raving about. Here are the best reasons to visit the Smoky Mountains this year.
1. Mountain Views to Die For
When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you are going to be surrounded by beauty, which is the best way to have the relaxing family vacation that you are looking for. No matter where you are in the Smoky Mountains, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful view surrounding you. You and your family will not be able to get enough of them and you will be chasing views throughout your trip.
2. Great Hiking Opportunities
No trip to the Smoky Mountains is complete without participating in one of the visitors favorite pastimes – hiking. The Smoky Mountains have over 800 miles of hiking trails for you to explore during your visit, so there will never be a dull moment. For amazing mountain views, you are going to want to check out Mount LeConte, Charlies Bunion, and Chimney Tops. If rushing water and waterfalls are your thing, the Smoky Mountains have that too and you are going to want to see Rainbow Falls, Abrams Falls, and Laurel Falls.
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3. Amazing Places to Stay
During your vacation, you are going to need a wonderful place to stay. Luckily for you, there are a lot of great places to stay in the Smoky Mountain area. However, the best places to stay are Smoky Mountain cabin rentals. Smoky Mountain cabin rentals will keep you close to all the great things going on in the national park while giving you many amazing amenities. After a wonderful day exploring the Smoky Mountains, there is nothing better than having a relaxing evening in one of our cabins. Many of the cabins come with a fireplace, a hot tub, beautiful mountain views that can be seen from your cabin’s deck and plenty of room for your entire group.
4. A Lot of Local History
When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you will be surrounded by history. Before the Smoky Mountains became a national park, it was home to settlers and loggers. One place that is particularly full of history is Cades Cove. Cades Cove is the most visited area in the park and for a good reason. This 11-mile loop road is full of breathtaking views and full of Smoky Mountain history. You can visit the homes of past settlers during your visit, see churches, mills and barns all restored for your enjoyment and learning experience.
Take a look at our recommendations of great attractions and things to do in the Smoky Mountains when planning your vacation.