Wouldn’t it be great if you could improve your health by taking a vacation? Believe it or not, you can, and it’s easy! When you visit the Great Smoky Mountains, you can reduce stress, sleep better and be more energized by just spending time in the area. Here’s how:
Shorter Driving Time Did you know that over ⅓ of the population of the country lives within a day’s drive of the Great Smoky Mountains? This means there’s really no excuse for staying home and avoiding a vacation to Gatlinburg. For many, visiting Gatlinburg is just a short distance (a few hours at most) away. When you spend shorter time in the car, you will have more energy and will be ready to explore the Smokies when you arrive. This way, you don’t have to spend an entire day of your vacation traveling. You can actually spend part of your ‘travel day’ in the area, enjoying some of the great things to do. When you arrive into town, there are plenty of attractions and restaurants to visit. We have put together a list of 5 Gatlinburg Attractions Within a Short Drive of Highlands Condos, so you can plan accordingly.
Relaxing Environment We think the Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most relaxing places on Earth. Whether you like sitting on the balcony enjoying the mountain air, or you love spending time hiking in the national park, there’s relaxation fo be had for everyone.
Stress Levels Vacations are important because they help you relax. Stress is okay in small amounts, but when you have high levels of stress on a constant basis, it begins to wear on your wellness. Of course, daily relaxation is best, but it’s also great to take a week away from your everyday life to sit back and relax for a couple of days.
Sleep Levels When you’re on vacation, you are probably looking to get a good night’s sleep each evening. When you’re relaxed in a Gatlinburg condo, you can guarantee to have a great night’s sleep. Spend time just enjoying the Smoky Mountains before you head off to bed, and you’ll sleep better than ever before. Not to mention, when you wake up, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty of the Smokies.
Hiking for Exercise Of course, when most people spend time in Gatlinburg, they also spend time hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hiking is a great way to spend time with your family or group while also getting the exercise you need to feel energized. There are over 800 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and our Gatlinburg condo rentals are located just a few short minutes away. Everyone can enjoy the Smokies, whether you’re a beginner or an avid hiker--there’s trails that are perfect for everyone! Many people think hiking in the Smoky Mountains has to be a lengthy workout, but it doesn’t! There’s so many trails in the mountains with many different levels of difficulty, so not every hike has to be a major workout. Some trails are only up to a mile long, and many guests think it’s nice to start the day with a brisk walk through the mountains. This, too, will help reduce stress levels and lead you toward a stress-free day. To start planning your hiking adventure, you can visit the National Park Service website here: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/hiking.htm
Getting Away from Home Sometimes all you need is a getaway, and at Highlands Condos, we want to make sure you experience the best vacation you’ve ever had. Each of our condos is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay, so you won’t have to worry about the ‘little things’ that add up when it comes time for vacation. When our guests ask what they need to bring, we like to say, “Just clothes and food!” We have everything else taken care of already. The kitchen is filled with dinnerware and the condos are prepared with fresh linens and towels before you arrive. You really won’t have to worry about a single thing, you just need to pack your bag and make your way to Gatlinburg, we’ll handle the rest! Take a look at our article: Tips for Packing to Stay in a Gatlinburg Condo in the Smoky Mountains To start planning your stay, give us a call. Our friendly vacation specialists will be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.