One of the best ways that you can experience the Smokies is by car. Take in all the scenery from your very own car and see some gorgeous views from the privacy and comfort of your own automobile. Take a driving tour through the Smokies to see everything from beautiful views to majestic waterfalls and gorgeous forests. Below we outline a few tips to make auto touring the Smokies easy and safe for you.
Chart a Path
Before you begin your excursion to auto tour the Smokies, take some time to build out a path for your journey. This will help make sure you really get to see the highlights of the driving trail through the Smokies. There are a number of different areas to explore. Whether you have just a few hours to dedicate to auto touring or you want to spend the whole day seeing the Smokies by car, charting your path will ensure that you are able to maximize the experience and enjoy it to its fullest potential.
Explore Side Roads
With GPS at your fingertips, feel free to explore side roads as sometimes those will lead to the best off the beaten path views. Our Off The Beaten Path Driving Tour is a great way to explore all that the area has to offer. Pack a picnic and enjoy these least traveled sections of Sevier County-areas rich in history, tradition, and scenic views.
Stop and Take it All In
When you are making your way through the Smoky Mountains, you can stop to take it all in periodically. If you routinely use the pull-offs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can really get a sense of the mountains and enjoy the feeling of the majestic mountains. There is so much to see and experience, and without stopping to “smell the roses” so to speak, you may miss some of the most beautiful moments on your trip!
Auto touring the Smokies is one of the best ways to truly experience all that the mountains have to offer. We hope you will take some time to share with us how much you loved exploring the mountains by car on social media. Send us your photos and the highlights of your trip, and we may just repost your photos!