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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Terrific Tennessee Travel Tips
When people think Tennessee, the majority think the Smoky
Mountains area including Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.The Smoky Mountain National Park is one of
the most visited of the parks and tourists flock there for the beauty.But, there is a lot more to Tennessee than
just one particular area.For example:
A city that is
growing by leaps and bounds and contains enough tourist-oriented attractions to
keep you busy for a week or longer. The Tennessee
River gracefully flows through Chattanooga and offers fishing and boating. Just sitting along the river enjoying picnic
while the world floats by would be a nice, free, thing to do.
Of course one of the oldest and probably the one most
people know about is Rock City. You can’t visit Chattanooga and not stop in and
climb up to the top where you can see 7 states.
Remember, it’s hot in the summer and the climb up can wear you out. Be sure to take hydrate, hydrate,
hydrate! There is a snack area at the
top so be sure to sit, rest, enjoy the view and hydrate again!
If you are heading to the central part of our beautiful
state then you will be on the banks of another river, the Cumberland
River. Nashville is probably my favorite
city in Tennessee. We’ve been there a
few times and enjoyed a ride on the paddle boat the General Jackson. We went to the Grand Ole Opry and took a tour
of the Opryland Hotel (quite a place!).
There is so much to see and do that it would be impossible
to describe it all here. Check out some
of the links at the end of this article for more information. You don’t have to be a country music fan to
enjoy Nashville, but it doesn’t hurt!
The opposite end of the state from me is a place I visited
once and have fond memories. That place
is Graceland. If you are or were an
Elvis fan you can’t go wrong stopping in to see where and how Elvis lived. If you get hungry drop into to any of the
many BBQ joints that Memphis is also famous for. Memphis is also home to St. Jude’s – a
hospital for children that Danny Thomas started to save the lives of
children. It’s a wonderful place doing
great work and saving many lives.
There are many little towns offering fishing, camping,
hiking, shopping and restaurants – take a back road and see where it takes you!