Have a hearty breakfast at Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin in Sevierville, where the pecan pancakes have been named one of the top 204 food finds in the south by Southern Living. After breakfast, swing by downtown for a photo opportunity with Sevierville’s favorite hometown girl, Dolly Parton. A bronze statue of the music legend is located on the lawn of the Sevier County Courthouse.
Depart for a tour of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a step-on guide and local storyteller. They will tell you all about the most visited national park in the United States. Begin your visit with a stop at Sugarlands Visitor Center at the entrance to GSMNP. There, you’ll find plenty of rangers to ask about park activities. For added fun, pick up a delicious pre-packed meal before you leave town and enjoy a picnic lunch in the mountains.
For dinner, enjoy southern cooking at its finest at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. This historic farmhouse is located on a working apple orchard with over 4,000 apple trees and showcases the down-home cooking Sevierville is known for. Leave time to stroll through the Apple Barn Complex where you’ll see cooks frying apple pies, candy makers drawing taffy and vintners creating fanciful wines.
Relax and enjoy a professional baseball game at Tennessee Smokies Stadium, home to the Double –A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at The Diner, where all of their food is homemade on the premises. Get your eggs poached alongside a homemade waffle and made-from-scratch French toast.
Depart for Dollywood, named for Sevierville’s hometown girl, Dolly Parton. This Smoky Mountain theme park was voted one of the world’s best! Spend the day enjoying live entertainment (over 40 live shows are performed each day), award winning thrill rides, delicious meals, shopping, authentic mountain craft demonstrations and more! Don’t miss Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, which encompasses 400,000 cubic feet on the side of a very steep, heavily wooded hillside at Dollywood. It houses the largest exhibit of non-releasable Bald Eagles in the US.
Head to Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ & Grill for the best ribs in the Smokies!
Learn why Sevierville is the Shopping Capital of the Great Smoky Mountains. Find rock-bottom prices on high-end brands like Coach, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren and more at over 100 shops at Tanger Outlet Center.