The majority of my quarantine was spent in the car. Without being able to get out and go, we were able to get out and appreciate some of the sights and beautiful houses that East Tennessee and beyond has to offer. So, if you’re bored in the house and in the house bored here’s a couple ideas for a social distanced road trip!
Townsend, TN is dubbed as the “quiet side of The Smokies.” Skip the traffic going through Gatlinburg and drive to and through the mountains with ease. Cades Cove in the national park has a beautiful loop, and if you’re lucky enough you may see a bear!
The Tail of The Dragon is for those who are brave with 318 curves in the 11 mile stretch. Make your way from Maryville, TN to Robbinsville, NC with breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest.
Round out your Dragon drive with the nearby Foothills Parkway. Cruise through the mountains and pull over for some amazing views of all your favorite hikes. Foothills cuts through the Dragon and offers 17 miles of open road from US 129 to US 321!
Franklin, TN is just south of Nashville and a hidden gem. Drive through their classic downtown Main Street and check out gorgeous historical homes. Head just a little bit further out to the West Haven neighborhood for a cool little planned community. Just be aware of all the golf cart drivers in the streets!
If you’re going stir crazy in your house, take your car out for a spin and explore what unique neighborhoods and natural beauty your city has to offer.