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The Smoky Mountain Navigator Blog is a resource for people planning their vacation in the Smokies. The blog has information about lodging and things to do.

People hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park standing on a rock

Top 4 Things You Must Do Your First Time Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains have become the perfect vacation destination for those looking to get away from it all. From the gorgeous mountain views to the fun attractions, there are plenty of activities to do while in the Smokies. Sometimes it can be hard to decide what to do the first time you visit. That’s why we’ve created a list of the top 4 things you must do your first time visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. No matter what you decide to do, it’s bound to be a memorable vacation. Continue reading

close up photo of autumn leaves

Top 4 Best Places to Enjoy Fall Colors in Gatlinburg TN

The best time to take a trip to the Smokies is in the fall. Temperatures will be dropping down to a comfortable level making it easier to get your loved ones to spend some time outdoors. The best part about fall is seeing the leaves change from green to orange, brown, and yellow. Tons of visitors come from all over the United States to witness the beautiful fall foliage. Here are 4 of the best places to enjoy fall colors in Gatlinburg TN: Continue reading

Happy family on the porch of one of the Smoky Mountain log cabins in Tennessee.

4 Reasons Why Smoky Mountain Log Cabins are Great for a Fall Getaway

Fall is a glorious time of the year, the trees are changing into bright colors of red, yellow and orange, it is getting cooler outside, and there are many events and holidays going on that are dedicated to this wonderful time of the year. People also enjoy taking quick trips away from home this time of the year because this season is just something people want to celebrate and getting away from home seems like the perfect way to enjoy it. Continue reading

A family riding Daredevil Falls at Dollywood.

The 4 Best Pigeon Forge Attractions for Families

You and your family are craving a trip away from home, so you can spend time together away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are many amazing places where you and your family could go. However, none of these places can compare to the beautiful Pigeon Forge area. Pigeon Forge is an amazing place to visit and a vacation there will be an unforgettable experience for your entire family. Continue reading

Chimeny Tops, one of the top gall hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains.

The Top 3 Fall Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains

With over 800 miles of hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains, it can be a tough choice for you to decide which trails they will hike during their visit. Deciding which trail to walk during the fall can be an even harder decision, because no one wants to miss out the famous, spectacular display of colors that the Smoky Mountains are known for. Here are just a few of the many great fall hiking trails for you and your family to enjoy. Also here are tips for enjoying the Smoky Mountains fall colors on the top 3 fall hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

dining at restaurants in Pigeon Forge TN

10 Delicious Restaurants in Pigeon Forge TN You Have To Try

Great food is one of the most irresistible characteristics to any vacation, including one in Pigeon Forge. However, there is more to any breakfast, lunch or dinner meal than just the quality of the food. You have to take into account the overall experience. That’s why we have put together this list of truly delicious restaurants in Pigeon Forge TN you have to visit during your vacation, so you can experience some of the best options available in the area. Continue reading

Zip lining man who used our Pigeon Forge zip line coupons.

5 Awesome Pigeon Forge Zip Line Coupons

If you’re going to be visiting the Pigeon Forge area, one of the most exciting activities you can experience is zip lining. Offering spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and adrenaline-fueled fun, canopy tours are a safe and exhilarating way to take in Tennessee’s natural beauty.

You can save big on this thrilling activity with our printable Pigeon Forge zip line coupons. Read on for a quick guide to the area’s best zip line tours and how much you can save at each one. Continue reading

A lineup of classic cars at a 2015 Pigeon Forge car show

Time to Buckle Up: 2015 Pigeon Forge Car Show Schedule Released

Classic car lovers should clear their calendars, because the 2015 Pigeon Forge car show schedule has just been released! Bringing thousands of visitors to the Smokies each year, the annual car shows and rods runs are some of the area’s most popular events. For your convenience, we have listed the date and location of each show, as well as the show’s official website. In addition, we have included some useful information about the best places to stay when attending a car show in Pigeon Forge. Continue reading