One of the most famous destinations in the South is Gatlinburg, Tennessee. One reason for this is because it is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also, the downtown area is packed with fun attractions, museums, shopping, fine dining and more. These days you can put together your own Gatlinburg vacation package if you don’t want to use the services of a travel agent. Everything can be done right on your computer via the Internet. All it takes is some searching using the search engine of your choice.
The first thing you’ll want to do is decide which season you want to visit. Gatlinburg experiences distinct seasons, and there is something to do during all four. There are events held around the year that correspond with the seasons and holidays. Also, in the winter you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and more at Ober Ski Resort and Amusement Park. Of course in the summer there is swimming, hiking, fishing and many other warm weather activities to enjoy. It all depends on what you like to do best and when you are available to take your vacation.
If you require airfare or car rental to get to Gatlinburg, you can compare rates from different companies online and even book your travel arrangements. There are travel and accommodation packages that can save you money in some cases. In other cases you might want to book your accommodations separately. There are hotels, inns, lodges, cabins, chalets and other fantastic places to stay when vacationing here. Your choice of accommodation depends on the primary location your are interested in visiting and of course your price range.
Once you’ve booked travel and accommodations, you can plan your itinerary which is perhaps the most fun part of putting together a Gatlinburg vacation package. There are so many attractions both downtown and in the wilderness you may want to plan out what to do ahead of time. Downtown you will find museums, golf, miniature golf, amusement parks and rides, arcades, shopping, dining and much more. In the more woodsy areas you can camp, fish, hike and enjoy many other outdoor activities suited to the environment. Of course to make the most of your vacation, you can combine time spent in the wilderness with time spent in the downtown area of this bustling city.