By Darryl Payne
Posted on April 8, 2013
Did you know that in 2012 Great Smoky Mountains National Park reported visitation of some 9.6 million people? That once again makes our own backyard the most visited national park in the country. Second place? The Grand Canyon, with a paltry 4.5 million.
That's just further evidence of why the Smokies are such a great place to visit any time of year but especially in the spring. In fact, check out this recent article and slide-show on the Huffington Post website, which spells out the top 10 reasons to come to the Smokies in April.
And remember that no matter which city you visit in East Tennessee-Sevierville, Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg-you'll have seemingly limitless choices when it comes to accommodations, attractions, restaurants and shopping opportunities. But like 9.6 million other smart vacationers know, don't forget about those mountains.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.