We all get excited when we’re looking forward to something exciting, especially something like a vacation. And a vacation to the Smoky Mountains is totally worth getting excited about! But it’s easy to overlook a few details to prepare for our trip in the excitement and that’s where we come in. Follow these expert tips to ensure that nothing important gets overlooked for your trip to the Smokies.
Learn About The Destination
Chances are you know something about the area that you’ve chosen to visit, but there is always more to know. Follow social media accounts of area attractions, find the city page and follow them, and look for any groups that might be on social media for the area. If the place that you’re visiting has a tourism office, reach out to them for a vacation guide or look for an online presence. You’ll be surprised at the nuggets of information that you’ll learn and how many attractions, restaurants, and off the beaten path places you’ll want to visit.
Check Local Events and Coordinate Your Dates
If it’s possible, plan your visit around local events. The events in the Smoky Mountains are plentiful and Sevierville events are some that you don’t want to miss. Each summer, Bloomin BBQ & Bluegrass transforms downtown Sevierville into a food, music, and fun festival! If you prefer the cooler months of fall and winter, the Smoky Mountain Harvest Fest runs from September to early November before switching over to Smoky Mountain Winterfest, a holiday light festival not to be missed!
Read Online Reviews and Recommendations
Oftentimes, travelers can learn more about an attraction or restaurant online through reviews and recommendations. Fellow travelers aren’t shy about sharing their feelings, both good and bad. Researching online can be beneficial in steering you towards (and clear!) of the places not to miss on your vacation.
Additional Travel Planning Tips
- Create a Pinterest board of things you want to do, places you want to see, and restaurants that you want to check out on your trip.
- Visiting Sevierville, TN? Follow Instagram hashtags like #VisitSevierville #Sevierville #SeviervilleTN #SmokyMountains and #GreatSmokyMountains for inspiration.