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Family vacations in the Smoky Mountains

Spring time in Gatlinburg, TN

If you are looking for a quick getaway and are not sure where to go, check out Gatlinburg, TN. Right now is the perfect time to visit. The summer crowds are not yet here but, all the beauty of Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park are here. Here is what Forbes.com recently had to say about Gatlinburg.
“With its charming, quaint old buildings in the center of town, its dramatic mountain backdrop and the only ski resort in Tennessee, Gatlinburg has become a popular tourist destination for regional fun-seekers. Located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg benefits from its location as a tourist draw and reinforces it with attractions such as an aerial tramway, an aquarium, whitewater rafting, hiking, and even a haunted house. But let’s not kid ourselves: as pretty and irresistible (as) the town is, the real draw in this part of Tennessee is the nature. ‘The wildflowers around Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are absolutely spectacular in the spring as they burst with wildflowers at their peak,’ says Zain Habboo, National Geographic’s director of travel.” Forbes.com
That is some pretty high praise from a very recognized source but, not a suprise to someone that actually lives here. May in the Smokies is one of my most anticipated times of year. Also for someone visiting here, this time of May before Memorial Day weekend is probably the most affordable time to visit us.