We are planning a last minute vacation to Mount Rushmore from Kansas city and due to the upcoming Sturgis bike rally, we need to seek an alternate destination.
So we are considering smoky mountains, which we never visited before. I read fall is the best time to visit
1. Is the next week a good time weather wise? Any sporting events or other major events the weeks of 7/25 or 8/1 that would make our trip difficult?
2. We are a couple with 3 and 7 year old boys. What activities they can have?
3. Any good recommendations on hotel? Searching on Expedia gave Park Vista Gatlinburg for $70 and holiday inn Pigeon Force at $80. Which place is better, Gatlinburg or Pigeon Force or something else? Any other cabin or resort kind of accommodations? We want to spend less than $150 per night.
4. Is 3 days a good amount of time or should be shorter or longer. We will not be doing long hikes.
Sorry, lot of questions but I just have very little time to plan. Thanks in advance for all your help.