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The Ultimate Great Smoky Mountains Vacation Guide

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Looking for a Great Smoky Mountains vacation guide? We’ve got all the tips in this podcast episode! 


I’ve been visiting the Smoky Mountains ever since I was a little kid. We’ve camped, stayed in cabins, hiked, did cheesy touristy things in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and so much more. However, this was Chris’s first time exploring this gorgeous national park! I was so excited to come back and show him around as well as go on more challenging hikes. 

So in this podcast episode, we’re sharing all of our tips including how to get there, where to stay (including all the types of accommodation), top hikes and hidden gems, where to eat and drink, and more! 

We’re so thankful that even in the country’s most visited national park that we were able to have trails to ourselves! Thanks to Moon Travel’s Great Smoky Mountains Guide book, we were able to create an incredible itinerary based on many of their recommendations! 

What other hikes and things do you like to do in the Great Smoky Mountains? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @wwhoneymoon, message us on Instagram @worldwidehoneymoon, or email [email protected]

*This episode is sponsored by Moon Travel Guides! All opinions are our own.

Panoramic Views on top of Mount Cammerer

Time Stamps Great Smoky Mountains Vacation Guide:

  • 0:23- Intro
  • 0:39- Moon Travel Guides
  • 1:41- Updates and topic intro: The Great Smoky Mountains Vacation Guide
  • 2:36- Thoughts prior to arriving
  • 5:38- First impressions of the Great Smoky Mountains
  • 13:43- How to get there
  • 15:50- Where to stay
  • 23:08- Best hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains
  • 38:13- Where to eat and drink around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • 45:13- Top experience of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • 48:56- Would we go back?
  • 51:59- Wrap up

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