Expert Travel Advice to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Top Answers To Great Smoky Mountains National Park Travel Questions

  • bonnie answered:
    the grand tetons! spectacular view as you enter the valley from the south.take a class on jackson lake that will teach how the valley was formed. backpack to lake solutude. only one other camping when i was there. have wonderful brunch at jenny lake lodge. all a vivid memory.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Check out this page on Away.com for exploring the Smokies: http://vacation.away.com/tennessee/travel-v2-cid9048-great-smoky-mountains-national-park-cid400050-parks-and-outdoors-vacations.html. More info for camping here: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/carcamping.htm, too. Have a good trip.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Honestly, you're not likely to find much snow at the lower elevations of the Smokies. If there is snow in the area for any significant length of time, you may have to delve quite high and deep into the park, maybe not ideal for a trip with younger kids? Even though you're not skiers, you should check out some of the area ski resorts, like Hawksnest (http://www.skihawk.com/default.php), Beech Mountain (http://www.skibeech.com), or Cataloochee (http://www.cataloochee.com), which all have tubing parks. Better yet, you're guaranteed to find snow at any of these places as they have snowmaking equipment to ensure they can stay open throughout the season. Last thing: if it's truly fun in the snow you're after, you may also want to look west to the Colorado Rockies or resorts around Salt Lake City, Utah, which offer better snow and a ton more winter sports beyond just skiing.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    You should think about stopping in Indianapolis for lunch and the continue on to Cincinnati, which is only two more hours of driving. Check out this list of best lunches in the area (http://bit.ly/foIgdj)

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