Last month, a few friends and I decided to rent a little townhome for the weekend and head over there mostly to do some hiking. In 2 days, we hiked a little over 16 miles including an 11-mile roundtrip climb up and down Mt. LeConte. It was SO much fun and felt so good to be up in the mountains. We had a blast!
We also ate some good meals, spent some time in the hot tub and wandered the strip. Some of the stuff in the area can be cheesy, but I have never had a bad time spending a weekend with fun people in that part of the state.