Vacations in Tennessee

Places to Go and Things to Do 
in East Tennessee

Vacations in Tennessee are popular with families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, shoppers, and folks just looking to relax and have a good time. There's plenty to do and plenty to see. Besides the beautiful scenery, you'll find an abundance of family attractions and cultural offerings.

East Tennessee can be divided into three distinct regions, each with its own special charms, so let's explore the possibilities region by region.

Vacations in Tennessee's
Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains are the #1 choice for family vacations in Tennessee. They offer numerous attractions, plentiful and affordable lodging, and the most visited national park in the nation. You'll find amusement parks, a major aquarium, musical theaters, great shopping, and local arts and crafts. Just about any outdoor activity you can think of is available here, and it's a great place to kick back and relax in a beautiful setting. More about vacations in the Smoky Mountains...

Vacations in the Tennessee Valley

The Tennessee Valley hosts the major metropolitan areas of east Tennessee, where you'll find museums, theater, NASCAR racing, a major aquarium, historic sites and numerous family attractions. But you won't want to miss out on the small towns and rural areas, where you'll enjoy the beautiful countryside, plenty of outdoor recreation, and fascinating historical sites and cultural offerings. More about vacations in the Tennessee Valley...

Vacations in Tennessee's 
Cumberland Plateau

The Cumberland Plateau, rising more than 1,000 feet over the Tennessee Valley, is the wildest, most sparsely populated area in east Tennessee. The scenery is outstanding, and it's a great place for hiking, whitewater sports, or just a scenic drive. History buffs will also find much to admire here, from the historic Cumberland Gap to the quirky small towns and settlements. More about vacations in Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau...