By Darryl Payne
Posted on February 14, 2012
Of the millions of people who visit Pigeon Forge and the Smokies each year, the vast majority of them drive their own vehicles. That’s a lot of automobile traffic. However, if you’d like to save yourself the hassle of driving and getting caught in a snarl, there are plenty of other ways to get to your favorite vacay spot and to get around once you’ve arrived.
If you’re traveling by air, you can get major carrier service to McGhee Tyson Airport near Knoxville. From there, you can find shuttle companies that make regular trips to Sevier County destinations. There’s also a smaller airport in Sevierville, which accommodates lighter planes and small jets, so if you are a pilot or have access to that kind of travel, consider making that an option.
The major bus carriers make their closest stops at the new bus terminal in downtown Knoxville. Again, shuttle services are available that will take you to the Smokies and back. Or if you decide to travel with a tour company, that’s a great way of letting someone else handle all the travel details, and they’ll take you directly to your lodgings as well.
Once you’re in town, renting a car might be your best option if you’re staying at one of our cabins in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, although if you’re staying at a hotel or motel on or near the Parkway, you can cheaply utilize the trolley systems in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for making your way around town.
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.