The Perfect 1-Day Itinerary for a Smoky Mountain Vacation
A Smoky Mountain vacation is exactly what you need! Spend some time tucked away in nature’s embrace, enjoying adventures that only exist in the Smoky Mountains. Not all vacations can last forever, but just 1 day in the Smoky Mountains is all you need to understand why the Smoky Mountains are equal parts relaxing and adventurous! With so much to do and so little time, what should you plan? Here is the perfect 1-day itinerary for a Smoky Mountain vacation:
1. Fill Up at The Pancake Pantry
Start your Smoky Mountain vacation with a Smoky Mountain speciality! The Smoky Mountains, known to many as the pancake capital of the world, have been serving up deliciously fluffy pancakes since The Pancake Pantry became the area’s first pancake specialty restaurant to open in 1960! Today, you can enjoy these same tasty pancakes that have been putting smiles on the faces of generations of Smoky Mountain visitors and locals.
2. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Now that you’ve fueled up on food, it’s time to get exploring! If you’re a nature lover, it doesn’t get any better than visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! You can choose to hike through the park or if you’d like a more laid-back experience, you can enjoy one of several scenic drives that show off the natural beauty of the Smokies. Sightseeing opportunities are aplenty no matter which part of the park you explore during your Smoky Mountain vacation. Pack some sandwiches and enjoy a picnic lunch with the family in the park, cutting down on your restaurant bills.
3. Relax with Tennessee Homemade Wines
After working up a sweat exploring the national park, you deserve some time to kick back and relax. There’s no better way to get that much-needed rest and recuperation than with Tennessee Homemade Wines! Our Gatlinburg winery is conveniently located just 2 miles away from the national park. Our Southern Sweet wines are made locally by folks who know and love the Smoky Mountains. We offer complimentary tastings each day of the week so you can sample a number of different wines before deciding on what you’ll sip on.
4. Take in Views of Gatlinburg
After you’re done enjoying our wines at our Gatlinburg location in Mountain Mall, step outside and stroll the Gatlinburg Strip! You can walk up and down the Strip, finding a number of special attractions, shops and more to stop at. We recommend heading to one of several downtown Gatlinburg attractions where you can take in some of the best views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains! Gatlinburg SkyPark features a scenic chair lift, the longest pedestrian bridge in North America and more while the Gatlinburg Space Needle offers spectacular views from its 407-foot observation tower!
5. Supper at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen
By this point you’ve probably worked up a serious appetite from all of your Smoky Mountain vacation adventures. Five Oaks Farm Kitchen has the Southern-style home cooked meals that you crave! Supper at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen means plenty of delicious options like fried chicken, pot roast, southern fried steak, chicken and dumplings, fried catfish and more. Five Oaks is just across the Parkway from our Sevierville location, so if you find you forgot to grab something from Tennessee Homemade Wines, don’t forget to drop by to pick it up on your way out of town!
You can fit more into your 1-day Smoky Mountain vacation than you may think! When you stop by Tennessee Homemade Wines, which wines will you try? We recommend these choices that are as sweet as the Smoky Mountains!