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  • National Night Out – Free Food and Fun Activities on Aug. 6th!
    by Hometown Sevier on August 2, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Make plans to attend National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at the Sevierville City Park (1005 Park Rd.), hosted by the Sevierville Police Department! The event will include food, kid’s activities, and many local public service agencies. Numerous police, fire and other first responder vehicles and equipment will be […] The post National Night Out – Free Food and Fun Activities on Aug. 6th! appeared first on Hometown Sevier. […]

  • Pigeon Forge City Officials Unveil New Mass Transit Design as Annual Ridership Exceeds Three Million Passengers
    by Hometown Sevier on August 1, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Aug. 1, 2019) — As city officials unveiled the newly designed Pigeon Forge Mass Transit trolley design, they also announced record-breaking ridership for the 2018-19 season with more than 3.1 million passengers, up from 2.9 million the previous year. Two new trolleys featuring the Pigeon Forge Mass Transit name and a mountain-scape […] The post Pigeon Forge City Officials Unveil New Mass Transit Design as Annual Ridership Exceeds Three Million Passengers appeared first on Hometown Sevier. […]

  • Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon Dec. 15th – Register Now!
    by Hometown Sevier on August 1, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    The Santa Hustle Race Series begins at 7:30 am on December 15, 2019 at Wilderness at the Smokies River Lodge, 1424 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37876. Thousands of Santas will hit the streets of Sevierville during the Santa Hustle 5k and Half Marathon. Runners and walkers alike are warmly invited to join this magical […] The post Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon Dec. 15th – Register Now! appeared first on Hometown Sevier. […]

  • Pigeon Forge Honors America’s Military with Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade on Aug. 10
    by Hometown Sevier on July 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 30, 2019) – In honor of U.S. military veterans, Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) will host its fifth annual Veterans Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Aug. 10. World War II veteran and Pigeon Forge resident James Householder will serve as parade grand marshal. Householder is one of the few remaining World War II veterans […] The post Pigeon Forge Honors America’s Military with Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade on Aug. 10 appeared first on Hometown Sevier. […]

  • Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Display Alcatraz Island-Themed Prison Artwork
    by Hometown Sevier on July 30, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (July 30, 2019) – Each year, tourists visiting San Francisco make the journey across the water to the must-see Alcatraz Island. Since it’s closing in 1963, the former federal penitentiary continues to intrigue people of all ages, and likewise, there is a huge fascination with the artwork of prison artists. This summer, […] The post Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Display Alcatraz Island-Themed Prison Artwork appeared first on Hometown Sevier. […]


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  • Gatlinburg Day Trips: Where to Go & Why
    by Talena McNeely on August 16, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Although Gatlinburg offers various dining, shopping, and entertainment options, sometimes you need to take a trip out of the city for a day to unearth surrounding gems. Whether you’re interested in breathtaking outdoor views along the Blue ridge Parkway or excited to ride the coasters at Dollywood, we’ve gathered the six best Gatlinburg day trips to consider. Cherokee, NC Distance from Gatlinburg: 1 hour and 7 minutes, 35.7 miles Only over an hour away, Cherokee offers rich historical roots where visitors can learn about the Cherokee Nation’s presence in West North Carolina. Visit the Oconaluftee Indian Village, a replica of the 18th century eastern Cherokee village that once existed here. Further, this “living museum” is managed by the Cherokee Historical Association. Another prominent museum is The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, which hosts permanent and traveling exhibits on Cherokee history and culture.  Looking for outdoor adventures? Exploring the beautiful surrounding area by traveling to Cherokee River Rapids to go tubing or rafting. Moreover, Mingo Falls provides lovely views 40 minutes away with a stunning 120-foot waterfall on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.  Hartford, TN Distance from Gatlinburg: 42 minutes, 25.7 miles Known for whitewater rafting adventures, Hartford presents the perfect opportunity to get out of the city and spend the day out on the water. Residing along the Pigeon River, there are multiple agencies that offer rafting excursions. Additionally, guests can explore the canopies above the river through Pigeon River Canopy Tours. Zipline from tree to tree to catch amazing sights from above.  In addition, Hartford boasts a popular traditional moonshine distillery, Bootleggers. As allegedly the nation’s smallest batch distillery, Bootleggers brews in 25 gallon pot stills for better quality batches. Try their apple pie moonshine as well as quirkier flavors like jalapeño. End one of the best Gatlinburg day trips by taking … The post Gatlinburg Day Trips: Where to Go & Why appeared first on Tripster Travel Guide. […]

  • When is the Best Time to Visit Philadelphia?
    by Talena McNeely on August 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    If you’re trying to plan a dream vacation to Philadelphia, you’ll need to know the best time to visit. Although the City of Brotherly Love hosts beautiful sights, a vibrant history regarding our nation’s roots, and massive cultural festivals throughout the seasons, it’s overwhelming to determine when you should book that flight or vacation time. Looking for the best weather, most budget-friendly times to visit, and fewer crowds? Use our guide below before you go.  Of course, there are various factors to consider when planning a trip such as work and school schedules, budgets, and travel preferences. To help you save time while planning, decide which factors are most important to meet your travel needs: When Should I Visit Philadelphia for the Best Weather? When is the Most Affordable Time to Visit Philadelphia? What Time of Year is Ideal for Families? When is the Perfect Time to Visit Philadelphia? When Should I Visit Philadelphia for the Best Weather? Although each season offers stunning views of the city and fun events, spring is the best time to visit Philadelphia. Because of the optimal weather, spring foliage, and reasonable room rates, you don’t want to miss out on booking a vacation during this prime time. Late March through May brings average temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to lower 70s, perfect for springtime strolls. Moreover, cherry trees blossom throughout the city, and are particularly vibrant in Fairmount Park. In addition, several key events and festivals take place in the spring. For instance, The Philadelphia Flower Show, which takes place in March, presents the most expansive and longest-running horticultural event in the nation. Showcasing gorgeous floral displays by the world’s most renowned horticulturalists, the Flower Show hosts intriguing competitions, demonstrations, and citywide events. Another massive celebration is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Rain or shine, the … The post When is the Best Time to Visit Philadelphia? appeared first on Tripster Travel Guide. […]

  • Hidden Gems in Seattle: 10 Secret Spots You Don’t Want to Miss
    by Talena McNeely on August 13, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Seattle boasts a variety of premium attractions and events for visitors of any age. Whether you care to learn about the history of Pioneer Square, sample treats at Pike Place Market, or dare to head to the top of the Space Needle, there is no shortage of interesting spots. But if you feel the desire to trek off the beaten path, use our guide below to gain insight on the top ten hidden gems in Seattle. Oddities, good eats, delicious cocktails, and fascinating tours await you. Orient Express Restaurant South of downtown lies the quirky Orient Express Restaurant. Housed within seven railroad cars, this pan asian restaurant used to serve as the private presidential railroad car of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his 1944 reelection campaign. Still containing original fixtures and photographs, the restaurant provides a unique sliver of history. A true hidden gem in Seattle, the Orient Express offers delicious Chinese and Thai menu options such as spring rolls or Lab Ga. Additionally, you can test your karaoke skills here, so arrive with songs and moves in mind. Smith Tower When you think of Seattle architecture, the Space Needle comes to mind. However, the iconic Smith Tower became the first skyscraper in Seattle in 1914. Considered the tallest building west of the Mississippi River at the time, the Smith Tower has stood as a beautiful cultural foundation for the city and one of the best hidden gems in Seattle. Today, the tower still offers multiple attractions. Visitors can peruse the souvenir ship on the ground floor, stroll through the building’s historical exhibits, and glimpse breathtaking views from the observatory on the open-air observation deck. Furthermore, the tower houses a speakeasy-style bar with traditional cocktails and a menu featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Seattle Underground Tour Explore Seattle’s history with the Seattle … The post Hidden Gems in Seattle: 10 Secret Spots You Don’t Want to Miss appeared first on Tripster Travel Guide. […]

  • Universal Orlando Tips & Tricks: How to Have the Best Day Ever
    by Anne on August 11, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Before you step into the movies and TV shows at Universal Orlando resort, keep our Universal Orlando tips and tricks in mind! The post Universal Orlando Tips & Tricks: How to Have the Best Day Ever appeared first on Tripster Travel Guide. […]

  • 23 Unique Things to Do in Charlotte NC You Don’t Want to Miss
    by Talena McNeely on August 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Planning a visit to Charlotte, North Carolina? With its Southern charm, international influences, and historic background, Charlotte remains a low-key favorite for visitors around the world. Whether you want to sample the barbecue, visit one of its numerous museums, or participate in funky attractions, Charlotte has it all. If you desire to see more eccentric attractions and events, use our guide to discover the top 23 unique things to do in Charlotte, NC. 1) Pan for Gold While the mine isn’t in Charlotte proper, Reed’s Gold Mine is only about 20 miles east of the city. The site of the first documented gold found in the United States in 1799, visitors can tour the underground mines, sift for gold, and explore the stamp mill. Further, North Carolina led the gold mine rush prior to California’s boon in 1848. Visitors can tour the area for free, while panning for gold costs $3. 2) Explore International Flavors One of the top unique things to do in Charlotte, NC involves sampling international cuisines. Charlotte’s cuisines showcase flavors from around the world. From Ethiopian and Peruvian to Bosnian and Armenian, you must venture from your comfort zone to sample delicious meals. Enat Ethiopian Restaurant  Since 2017, Enat has enticed the local community by sharing Ethiopian food and culture. The restaurant cultivates East African dishes with a modern touch such as goden (short ribs) and shiro (ground chickpea stew).  MachuPicchu Peruvian Cuisine & Bar Serving Charlotte’s population since 2016, MachuPicchu stands out as an authentic Peruvian restaurant that uses fresh ingredients and imported spices. Try their house favorite cevice de pescado or the saltado de pollo paired with wine.  Euro Grill & Café For a personal touch, visit the Mehic family at Euro Grill & Café. The owners reflect their Bosnian culture within their dishes. You … The post 23 Unique Things to Do in Charlotte NC You Don’t Want to Miss appeared first on Tripster Travel Guide. […]

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