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Brittany Mendez

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If you were to ask Brittany Mendez what her favorite vacation destination is, she would say the Smoky Mountains. When Brittany moved to Tennessee from California in 2009, she had no idea what to expect. Fortunately for her, she was quickly able to see the natural beauty that the area had in store. She came from city life, where buildings took the place of mountaintops. Visiting the Smokies for the first time, she had never seen anything quite like it.

Since she visited the Smokies for the first time, she now makes it a tradition to go every fall. There’s just something about the colors in the fall season that make for a heightened experience in the Smoky Mountains. For her, there’s nothing quite like walking out on your cabin’s balcony and witnessing the endless mountains displaying their colorful hues of orange, red, and yellow.

Her favorite place to visit in the Smoky Mountains is Gatlinburg, although she can’t get enough of the Smoky Mountains National Park as a whole. Her favorite attractions are Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, as well as the Aquarium, and Ober Gatlinburg. She’s a sucker for museums and adrenaline-pumping activities. Luckily, The Smokies has plenty of both.