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5 Free National Parks to Visit

Yellowstone (est. 1872) was America’s First National Park, while New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia is the newest addition (est. 2020). Planning your annual vacation around one of the 63 national parks (424 national park sites) makes for a great budget friendly trip. Vacations ...

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20 Spectacular Free Tourist Attractions in the Southeast

From the enchanting Appalachian mountains, to the white sand Florida Gulf Coast beaches, to rich historical cities, there is something interesting to see and do in the Southeast no matter your travel destination. Below I have featured 20 spectacular tourist attractions in the Southeast, all free ...

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The Top 10 things to do in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains region is one of the most gorgeous areas in the country. Woodsy hiking trails through diverse terrain (The Smokies is the most biodiverse national park), waterfalls, and scenic overlooks and drives populate the area. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most ...

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Hiking Hotspot: Three Waterfalls Loop in the Great Smokies

There are many beautiful waterfalls within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park sees over 55 inches of rain per year in the lower altitude areas and up to 85 on some peaks. This translates into lush greenery and powerful waterfalls especially during the rainy late spring/summer ...

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Bryson City: Gateway to the NC Smoky Mountains

Bryson City, a charming small community of just under 2000 people in Western North Carolina, is a hub to exploring the southern end of the Smoky Mountains. Along with being home to a very popular scenic train ride, it’s also an outdoor lover’s paradise. With easy access to great hiking ...

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SkyBridge: The Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge in the US

Gatlinburg’s newest attraction just happens to be the most exhilarating of them all. Due to the recent completion in May of 2019, tourists are flocking from all over to walk across the 680 foot long SkyBridge. Now the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the country, a walk across this ...

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3 Days in the Smoky Mountains (winter edition)

Gorgeous mountain views, a festive lineup of entertaining shows, a vibrant downtown, and Tennessee’s only ski resort…there is no better fall/winter getaway than a trip to Tennessee’s beautiful Smoky Mountains region. A trip during the scenic fall season offers the perfect ...

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Winter Fun in the Smokies: 7 Fun Events & Activities

Although the Smoky Mountain region is more commonly thought of as a summer vacation destination, there is still plenty of fun to be found year-round. Don’t rule out a winter trip just yet. Did you know that there are dozens of holiday shows, festivals, and events taking place during the ...

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Timber Top Cabins: A Rustic Retreat in the Smoky Mountains

Timber Tops is one of the premier luxury cabin rental companies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Gatlinburg is an ideal destination for a rustic cabin rental due to the fantastic location amidst the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Another benefit of renting a cabin in the area is being able to easily visit ...

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Magnificent Views of the Smokies via Ober Gatlinburg’s Aerial Tramway

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the Gateway to the beautiful Smoky Mountains, offers numerous attractions many of which provide tremendous mountain views. One of the best views can be enjoyed via a ride on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway. This scenic cable car ride takes passengers up 2.1 miles through ...

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