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Tennessee Is Home to Beautiful Views

In the Tri-State area many of us vacation to Tennessee because it isn't too far of a drive, and you can soak up some seriously gorgeous mountain views.   There's just something about going to the mountains for a few days and soaking up nature.  Of course, you can see a ton of beautiful mountain views when you enter the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. So which mountain towns are the best to visit? According to U.S. News & World Report, Gatlinburg tops the list!


The Best Mountain Town in the United States

Recently U.S. News & World Report ranked the best mountain towns across the United States.  Stunning mountain towns from Colorado, Wyoming, and Alaska made the top 21 mountain towns in the nation.  However Gatlinburg, Tennessee topped them all and came in first place.


Here is what  U.S. News had to say about ranking Gatlinburg as the best mountain town:

For a mountain getaway the whole family will enjoy, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is an ideal destination. A massive aquarium, a mountain coaster and plenty of fun restaurants make this town a kid-friendly oasis. Not to mention, Gatlinburg sits beside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so outdoor activities abound. Visitors recommend hiking trails like Grotto Falls and Laurel Falls to reach cascading waterfalls. If you're not a hiker, there are other ways to soak in the views. The Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, which stretches for 2 miles, is an exciting way to get a panoramic look at the surrounding mountains.

If you have ever been to Gatlinburg, then you know this is spot on.  There is so much to do in Gatlinburg, whether you're wanting to enjoy the touristy fun on the main strip, or head out to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to soak up some nature.

You can read the full list of the 21 best mountain towns in America as rated by U.S. News and World Report, here.

The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Vacation

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