Are you considering or already planning to take a Vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia? If so, you’ve chosen one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the world, one that people travel from around the world to visit and see. Did you know that The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the United States?
This Travel Planner will walk you through the process of determining your destination, setting up your Hotel or Cabin Rental, and help you find fun attractions and things to do during your stay. We’ve partnered with a number of local travel companies and businesses to provide you with exclusive discounts, coupons and savings.
Begin with the most difficult choice below, choosing your Destination.
Choose your destination
The most difficult step in planning your trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains is choosing your destination. All of these places are simply gorgeous, with each offering their own set of advantages and unique attractions. Click on the destination link to choose your preferred destination, and we’ll show you selected hotels, cabin rentals, and things to do in the area.
Gatlinburg, TN – Gatlinburg is the most popular destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The mountain city features tons of hotels, cabin rentals, attractions and things to do including: Ripley’s Aqurium, Ober Gatlinburg, the Space Needle and more! The biggest benefit of visiting Gatlinburg is that it also serves as the Tennessee entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park which provides numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic vistas. Learn More!
Pigeon Forge, TN – Not far from Gatlinburg, is the town of Pigeon Forge, TN is famous for it’s numerous music theaters, outlet shopping malls, car shows, and restaurants. Most of all, Pigeon Forge is home to Dollywood Amusement Park owned by the famous singer Dolly Parton, who was born and raised in Sevier County. The famous Old Mill restaurant is built near the site of the original “forge” from where the town got it’s name. Learn More!
Asheville, NC – One of the largest cities in the Blue Ridge, Asheville is close to The Blue Ridge Parkway, home to Biltmore Estate, and famous for it’s restaurants, Arts, and Beer Breweries. Asheville offers many amenities including hotels, numerous historic bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and a historic downtown area. Asheville is also home to the famous Grove Park Inn. Learn More!
Cherokee, NC – Cherokee is the reservation and home to the eastern band of the Cherokee Indians. The city is full of the rich history and culture of the Cherokee. Visitors can visit an authentic Cherokee Indian village, watch the amazing “Unto the Hills” outdoor drama, and visit the Cherokee Museum. Cherokee also serves as the NC entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of the most popular destinations in Cherokee is Harrah’s Hotel and Casino.
Boone/Blowing Rock, NC – Named after the famous American Pioneer, the town offers an adventurous destination. There is lots to do, with the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad and Pisgah National forest call close by. Boone also offers shopping, theaters, restaurants, and also is home to Appalachian State Univeristy.
Blue Ridge, GA – One of the most popular tourist locations in Georgia, the area is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and water features such as Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River. The small mountain town has a historic downtown area with shops and antique stores. A scenic railroad, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway runs right through the middle of town. People from all over the world visit too fish, hike, boat, kayak, camp and much more.
Photo Credits: Gatlinburg by Jeff, Pigeon Forge by Frank Kehren, Asheville by Bret Frk, Boone by lindley, Cherokee by Timothy Wildey