Safe Travels in the Smoky Mountains | Visit Sevierville

Safe Travels in the Smokies

Guest bloggers Jenn and Ed Coleman, of, visited Sevierville recently to experience safe travels in the Smokies.

Safe Travel

The Smokies are calling your name, but should you answer? The CDC says - "Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air, and stay active." Below are five ideas to keep you safe when traveling to Sevierville, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

1- Sevierville is closer than you think. Expedia's 2020 Summer Travel Report indicates that about 85 percent of Americans plan to take a road trip this summer. In terms of safety, the closer, the better. Sevierville is only a four-hour drive from Cincinnati or Atlanta, so you might make it to the mountains with less than a day of driving.

2- Sevierville is committed to safety. Sevierville welcomes you to enjoy the Smoky Mountains, but they want you to stay safe. From Visit Sevierville, "Our hotels, restaurants, attractions, stores and other establishments are diligently working to ensure safe and enjoyable experiences for our guests under the Tennessee Pledge guidelines. Recently, Sevier County took another step to encourage safe travel to the Smoky Mountains by issuing a Face Covering Requirement."

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Great Smoky Mountains

3- You can escape to the outdoors. The Great Smoky Mountains are a nature lover's dream. Whether you're hiking to a waterfall in the Smokies or exploring Cades Cove Loop, there are enough mountains, trails, and streams for everybody to enjoy the outdoors safely in Sevierville.

4- Find your cabin in the woods. What's better after a day in nature than returning to a little (or gigantic!) home in the woods? Imagine watching the day's last light from your private hot tub, screened porch, or expansive picture window. Sevierville has hundreds of places to choose from to match your price point or comfort level.

5- You can always grab and go. Sevierville's restaurants have taken extra measures to make you feel comfortable with more social distancing, increased mask usage, and enhanced cleaning procedures. If you want to be safer still, you can utilize contactless curbside pickup and take your meals back to your mountain getaway to enjoy with your family.

If you're feeling stressed, looking for some fresh air, or just need a little getaway, you should consider coming to the mountains of Sevierville. Come healthy, stay clean, and return home refreshed.

Great Smoky Mountains

(Bio photo) Jenn and Ed Coleman ( are a Huntsville, AL-based Gen X couple sharing stories of amazing adventures. Their tagline is amazing adventures for ordinary people because you don't have to be super rich, super fit or super anything to have an amazing adventure. They believe expanding your comfort zone and trying new things will pay huge dividends in both health and happiness.

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