Christmas Shopping in the Smokies
women christmas shopping

There’s nothing like a Smoky Mountain Christmas – heartwarming, wholesome and filled with joy. If you can’t live in the mountains, take something home to remember your trip, give as gifts to friends and family. Original hand-made art can be found in The Arts and Crafts Community. Do the Loop, as locals say, to find […]

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Do The “SANTA” Hustle

As the most wonderful time of the year approaches, many of us are dusting off our nativity scenes, tree skirts, and décor as we prepare to bring laughter, warmth, and cheer to some otherwise cold and colorless nights. While some are assembling Christmas tree, others are lacing up their magic sneakers as they condition themselves […]

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Winterfest 2021
Christmas Lights

Enjoy the Lights and Sounds of the 32nd Annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest 2021 Nov. 11-Feb. 15! That crisp air, that need for a coat means it’s time for Winterfest in the Great Smoky Mountains! There’s so much to do this year: parades, chili tastings, holiday shows and oh so many lights! Pigeon Forge’s annual Winterfest […]

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Best Tennessee Christmas Recipes

Good eats have always been a part of the Southern appeal.  Homemade fares full of rich flavors such as buttermilk fried chicken, biscuits, casseroles, and more are staple treats the South is known for.  These scrumptious foods are truly prepared to perfection for the holiday season.  Here are some top notch Holiday recipes to share […]

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Smoky Mountain Ghost Stories
Cottage in the abandoned vacation town of Elkmont.

Halloween week is here! What’s better than a ghost story or two to get you in the mood for All Hollow’s Eve? Here are some of our favorite Smoky Mountain Ghost Stories and locations. Cades Cove We love Cades Cove any time of year, but it also is the most well-known location of haunted places […]

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5 Things You Should NOT do in Gatlinburg
a man and woman drinking beer at Anakeesta

We’re always telling you what to do in the Great Smoky Mountains, but we have some things for you not to do! 1. Don’t think Gatlinburg is just for kids There are so many grown-up things to do here – from driving UTVs and sky-high bars with the most amazing views to nighttime walks and […]

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Places To See Fall Colors
smoky mountains in the fall

Fall is Here! See the Fall Colors from the Bests Places in the Smoky Mountains Fall is upon us. The kids are in school. The nights are cooler, and the leaves are changing. Get to the Smoky Mountains to see the autumn colors.  Because Mother Nature is ever changing, an exact date is hard to […]

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New Restaurants In The Smokies
a classic hamburger at BurgerMaster in Townsend

Are you tired of going to the same restaurants in the Smokies, and looking for a couple new places to try?  We have some suggestions for you. From brunch to dinner, there’s something new and different or coming soon. Here’s our top 5. Smith & Son Corner Kitchen Smith & Son ’s Corner Kitchen is […]

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8 Smoky Mountain Attractions You Haven’t Heard Of – But Should

Looking for something new? We’ve come up with 8 Smoky Mountain attractions: unique museums, natural attractions, sports and restaurants that you probably haven’t been to, but should! Salt and Pepper Museum The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum was started by an archaeologist who fell in love with the history behind salt and pepper shakers after […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Crowds in the Smokies
a bicyclist riding in Cades Cove

Want to avoid crowds and get away from it all? The Great Smoky Mountains is perfect for doing just that. The Smokies are the place to enjoy the quiet of the mountains, a secluded cabin, walks in the woods, wildlife, fishing, or a peaceful kayak/canoe trip. This is where you can take a hike, find […]

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