If you’re the type of vacationer who likes to travel off the beaten path, a trip to the Smoky Mountains is just the getaway you need. Though there are popular tourist stops in the mountains, there are also hidden jewels among the mountains. To help your family spend some time discovering unique things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Highlands Condos in Gatlinburg has three of the best-kept secret discoveries for mountain vacationers.
1. Helicopter Tours
One of the best ways to see the spring colors is a scenic helicopter tour. This inexpensive way to view the Smokies allows riders to experience an aerial view of the spectacular colors, which cannot be seen otherwise.
2. Cove Hardwood Nature Trail
If you want more of an up-close and personal view of the seasonal colors, a self-guided hike through the Cove Hardwood Nature Trail. During spring, the trail comes to life with bleeding heart, trillium, bishops cap and more. The 0.7 mile loop begins at Chimneys Picnic Area near the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
3. Clingmans Dome
One of the best spots for a family photo is Clingmans Dome. As the tallest peak in Tennessee, families will have no better background than the 360 degree observation deck and mountains below. Families can either hike to the top or drive the paved road, so anyone can enjoy this spectacular sight.
4. Spruce Flat Falls
Another great photo opportunity is Spruce Flat Falls. Often overlooked by National Park visitors, this great photo spot is only one mile behind the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Not only will you see gorgeous seasonal colors, your family can also enjoy the sounds of a waterfall and the sights of grazing wildlife.
5. Highlands Condos in Gatlinburg
Some of the best views of Gatlinburg’s sparkling city lights and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be seen from Highlands Condos in Gatlinburg. Overlooking the mountains, our condos allow guests to be in the heart of the mountains within minutes of downtown.
From the heated outdoor pool, guests have panoramic mountain views, not to mention the spectacular sights from each unit’s private balcony. If you’re looking for a memorable view of the mountains, this is the best place to be.
To begin discovering some of the best-kept secrets in the Smoky Mountains, Highlands Condos in Gatlinburg invite you to stay in one of our luxurious homes away from home. More than just a place to stay, our condos have everything you and your family need to be comfortable. Each unit features a cozy fireplace and generous open floor plan for family gatherings. Call Highlands today at (877) 382-3423 to speak to a reservationist and get your Smoky Mountain getaway booked.