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Tennessee Vacation Planning, Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain Travel Resources

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Family Vacation Rental Resouces, Trip Planning in Gatlinburg and TN Smoky Mountains

Visitors from all over the nation vacation in Tennessee year round. There are so many wonderful regions and cities offering endless opportunities for fun. Some of the more popular areas for family vacations are Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Smokey Mountains. Those are not, however, the only places in Tennessee worth a visit. Memphis, Knoxville, and Nashville are also enjoyable vacation destinations for friends, families, or couples looking for a time away from the everyday.

Once you have decided where to go in Tennessee, the next step on your checklist will be determining the form of accommodation in which you want to stay. There are numerous vacation rental homes, chalets, condos, and cabins in Tennessee. You can base your accommodation decision on how closely or far away you wish to be from area attractions, the amenities you would like included, or the medley of vacationers joining you. If your troupe includes a little one, be sure to reserve all your baby equipment rentals with Rent It Today before heading to Tennessee so the items will be waiting for you when arrive. Likewise, if someone with a disability, special need, or anyone requiring supportive equipment is joining, medical equipment can be reserved for use during the trip. Also available for rent during your vacation in Tennessee is camping equipment, vacation excursion tours, computers and other electronics, watercraft, and even pet equipment. By using Rent It Today, not only will you have a choice of accommodations, your vacation preparation is simplified by renting everything you will need to have a memorable trip with friends or family.

Attractions and Other Things to Do in Tennessee

Can’t decide what to do in Tennessee? There are options for everyone! For the outdoor enthusiast, there are horses looking forward to being ridden, bikes waiting to be pedaled, fish looking to be caught, boats ready for boarding, and hikes anticipating your trek. Also fun for the entire family are kayaking and canoeing trips. If you prefer the greens to the blues of the water, Tennessee is home to golf courses to challenge any skill level.

With such naturally beautiful scenery, it’s no wonder Tennessee is a popular destination for those that prefer to ride by the seat of their…motorcycle. If would love to sightsee from atop two wheels, a motorcycle can be rented through Rent It Today. Motorcycle tours are also available to ensure you don’t miss any of the wonder and beauty Tennessee has to offer.

There’s no shortage of options for a rainy day in Tennessee. If outside activities are not on the day’s itinerary, a visit to the Tennessee Aquarium should be. Located in Chattanooga, this family fun activity will fill your day with amazing sights, insightful education, and wonderful memories. During a visit to the aquarium, you will get the chance to observe 10,000 animals, go on a riverboat cruise, and take a journey into the aquatic world during an IMAX 3D movie. The experience and atmosphere are so impressive, some choose to hold their wedding or other events at the Tennessee Aquarium!

Unique Attractions in Tennessee

We all know a visit to Graceland is in order when in Memphis. Did you know, however, that Memphis is also home to the Mud Island River Park? Here, you’ll learn the history of the Great Mississippi, see a show in the amphitheater, enjoy a river walk, take a monorail ride, or pedal a boat in a re-creation of the Gulf of Mexico.

If your vacation lands you in Dollywood, take a day from ziplining and riding rollercoasters and head inside to the Flyaway Indoor Skydiving facility. In the vertical tunnel, you can experience the feeling of flight in a safe enclosed environment. Enjoy the thrill of skydiving in a more contained condition.

Off the beaten path a bit, a visit to Sweetwater will land you in front of the breathtaking natural sight of The Lost Sea, listed as American’s Largest Underground Lake by the Guinness Book of World Records. Also a unique and magical sight is the 145 foot waterfall located in Chattanooga, known as Ruby Falls. Here, in a mere 60 seconds, you will see 300 gallons of water being pumped into the crystal clear pool below. Be sure to rent a professional camera for these journeys so you can revisit and share their wonder and amazement when you return home.

If heights are of no concern, while in Chattanooga, you will also need to ride what’s known as “American’s Most Amazing Mile” on the Incline Railway. Created in 1895, it is designated a national historic site, as well as a national historic mechanical engineering landmark.

Shopping in Tennessee

Many make an annual escape to Tennessee simply for the shopping experience it offers. Whether stocking up for Christmas, looking for unique birthday gifts, holding a girlfriend getaway, or for any other reason, you will find what you are looking for in Tennessee.

As with most shopping districts, you can find outlet malls in Tennessee offering discount prices on any number of goods. There are also more unique retail destinations beckoning visitors to their shops with antiques and collectibles. You will also discover crafts exclusive to Tennessee, as they are created by area locals. If jewelry is your weakness, you can snag a unique freshwater pearl piece or a one-of-a-kind handmade design. When the jewelry comes off, however, and the sports gear goes on, you will want to make sure you have the right equipment for your activity, and you can locate all your sporting gear needs during your shopping journey in Tennessee. All this shopping is sure to make you hungry, so be sure to also make a pit stop in one of Tennessee’s cooking and cuisine stores to pick up some country ham or an area-acclaimed Moon Pie.