Food Network Champions Bring Award-Winning Cupcake Shop to Pigeon Forge

Gourmet chocolate cupcakes

Stars of Food Network’s hit television show, Cupcake Wars, have opened a brand new cupcake shop in Pigeon Forge! With everything from gourmet cupcakes to award-winning caramel apples and made-from-scratch cheesecakes, The Sweet Shoppe of the South at The Island in Pigeon Forge has a little something for everyone. Continue reading

What would you do with an extra weekend in Gatlinburg?

Autumn morning in the Smoky Mountains

For the first time in over a decade, the month of August will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. That is an extra 48 hours where you and your family are completely free of the stress from everyday life. This means no school, no work, and no nosy neighbors.

For families wanting to spend their extra weekend in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, we at Visit my Smokies have come up with a few fun activities you can enjoy based on different vacation personalities. Continue reading

10 Things You Don’t Already Know About the History of the Smoky Mountains

Historical mill at Cades Cove

The history of the Great Smoky Mountains is what makes our national park so unique. It’s hard to believe it was once a struggle to acquire the land for the national park. Today, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park serves over 9 million visitors, making it the most visited national park in the country. Keep reading to learn more about the history of the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

6 Things You Don’t Know About Tennessee Tax-Free Weekend 2014

Tax free emblem

Do you love saving money when you shop? From Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3, Tennessee tax-free weekend will be in full swing across Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Visitors can save up to 10% on certain items while they’re shopping during the tax-free holiday. Find out more below! Continue reading

7 Things Not To Do On Your Smoky Mountain Vacation

scenic Smoky Mountain view in summer

At this point you already know that taking a Smoky Mountain vacation can help you live longer, however there are still a few things you will want to avoid while you are here. To help our visitors get the most out of their Smoky Mountain vacations, we at Visit My Smokies have put together a list of the top 7 things you should avoid while visiting the area. Continue reading

7 Amazing Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains Before Summer Ends

Cades Cove in the summer

It is hard to believe that the summer is already more than halfway over. Pretty soon it will be time for pack to school shopping and Friday night football games. However, before you pack away your summer adventure spirit, we at Visit My Smokies have put together a list of the top 7 things to do in the Smoky Mountains your family must do before summer ends. Continue reading