Best Vacation Destinations In Tennessee

Our list of best vacation destinations in Tennessee provide a reference for your next trip.  Whether you are traveling through Tennessee or staying with us for a while, we think you will like our list of fun things to do.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park spans both Tennessee and North Carolina, with the border running through the center of the massive tract of land. There is no better place to get away take in nature and relax.  With so many things to do and see, the Smoky Mountains top the list of Tennessee vacation spots.

Smoky Mountains Must Visits

Best Vacation Destinations Tennessee – Cades Cove

Cades Cove is easily one of the most popular destinations in the Smoky Mountains. Trails for hiking and open for bikes, you will see nature in a whole new way. Bikers are allowed in without other traffic on specified days.

Popular with millions of tourists and locals, the loop is a great place to see wildlife in a wonderful setting. Make sure to check out some of the trails and waterfalls as well. They are well worth the hike. Cades cove is high on the list of best vacation destinations in Tennessee.


Gatlinburg, is a mountain town in eastern Tennessee. Known for great shops, entertainment and being a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Many of the attractions here offer breathtaking views of the downtown area and the mountains. From coffee and donut shops to gift stores malls and rides, Downtown Gatlinburg has something for everyone.


Knoxville is a city on the Tennessee River in eastern Tennessee. The downtown area is lively with the Market Square district has 19th-century buildings with shops and restaurants. The Knoxville Zoo is a great visit. Fun for kids of all ages and very educational. Did you know that more red pandas have been born in Knoxville than any other zoo in the world?

A trip to Knoxville would not be complete without a visit to the University of Tennessee. Home of the Vols and Neyland Stadium, the college life here is amazing and something to experience.

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is a wonderful mountain town located close to the Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove and Townsend Tennessee. The Southern hospitality they boast is second to none and will have you felling welcome throughout your visit.

The Island in Pigeon Forge – A great place to take the family for a day of fun. The Island in Pigeon Forge has many attractions. From little shops to great places to enjoy a bite to eat. The retail shops are family oriented and the restaurants & eateries offer something for everyone. Make sure to check out the The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Standing 200 feet above the city for spectacular views of Pigeon Forge and the mountains.

Dollywood – A must visit while you vacation with us at the Highland Manor Inn. Dollywood is spread out over 150 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains and offers great family entertainment.

From a theme park with more than 40 rides to a water park, shows and great food. Regardless of the season there is always something fun to do when you visit Dollywood.

Make your Tennessee vacation an experience to remember. Reference our vacation destination guide as you enjoy all Tennessee has to offer. If you need a hotel that is close in Proximity to all attractions, check out the Highland Manor Inn. Our cozy rooms have great views of the Smoky Mountains. You can call us or book a room online at Highland Manor Inn Rooms.