Road Trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
One of our favorite things to explore are National Parks. When we move to a new location or start researching a trip, one of the first things we do is to check out what National Parks are nearby. Upon moving to Indiana, we knew we would be within driving distance (6.5 hours) to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Naturally, that was put on the top of our Explore List, and plans for a trip began.
After some research, we decided to stay in Gaitlinburg, Tennessee, as it is located mere miles from the entrance of the park. It is also filled with things to do and places to eat in the evening when the it gets dark. To top it off, some of our closest friends, Troy, Jocelyn, and their two kids, recently moved to South Carolina. Which made meeting them in Gaitlinburg a great middle ground (almost). We love sharing our adventures with friends, especially when one of their children is the same age as Rosalie.
This trip took place during Kyle’s Fall Break, which also allowed us to swing into South Carolina for a couple of days. Most of our time there was spent enjoying quality time with Troy and Jocelyn and their kids. However, having had a glimpse of the Carolinas, we can’t wait to go back and explore some more.
Wondering what we did each day? Check out our exploration vlog with all of our adventures.
Come back soon! Next week we will be sharing our favorite tips for road tripping with a toddler! In the meantime, get out and explore!