Did the title of this blog post get your attention? That's not surprising. Most people are usually interested in learning how they can save money on anything, and travel is no exception. Let's face it; a vacation for a family of four (or just two people, for that matter) can be an expensive proposition, so if there are ways out there to save a few bucks along the way, who can blame you for wanting to get the 4-1-1 on that?
One of the sure signs of the arrival of fall each year in the Great Smoky Mountains (other than the cooling temperatures and changing leaves) is the sudden sighting of all sorts of unique vehicles on the streets of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. Whether they're driving vintage automobiles or classic muscle cars of yesterday, folks from all over the country bring their four-wheeled babies to the Smokies to participate in the many custom-auto shows that take place this time of year. For participants, it's a great way to commiserate with fellow car enthusiasts, while for other visitors, these shows are one more way to enjoy all that this area has to offer in the way of special events.
This week, the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are getting their respective annual Winterfest celebrations off to a start with special events that, in part, showcase each town's unique light displays. And at Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, they're doing the same thing during their annual Smoky Mountain Christmas festival.
They say breakfast is the most important part of the meal. And when you're visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, that advice is especially true when you consider that a typical day might be filled with hiking, shopping or visiting any number of local attractions. Sometimes, even when you're having fun, you can spend a lot of time on your feet and rack up a lot of steps.
It may just barely be summer, but don't tell that to Mother Nature. She already thinks it's July or August, and it's been showing lately in the form of daytime highs in the 90s and heat indexes reaching well over 100.
Whether you're celebrating Christmas in the Smokies or whether you're sharing the experience with family at your own home, you're probably partaking in any number of Christmas traditions, including essential ones like putting up a Christmas tree or waiting for Santa Claus to arrive with his reindeer in the middle of the night.
The national park may be closed for the time being, but there's still plenty of Smoky Mountain beauty and culture to be absorbed at Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge. In fact, now through November 2, you can enjoy the park's annual National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration.
At Timbercreek, our cabins in Wears Valley are very convenient to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. Being able to drive to any of those cities in just a few minutes means easy access to the area's many special events. One such event taking place this weekend-the 10th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day-would be a great daytime outing for any of our guests.