What should you do when it comes to taking your Tennessee vacation? Every time I go to Tennessee, I am amazed at how many things there are to see and places there are to go. When you take your Tennessee vacation, there are definitely certain things you should try to do or see. Tennessee is a great place to take your family vacation or to sneak in a great romantic getaway, either way, here are some tips for you on where to go and what to do when you put together your next Tennessee vacation.First of all, your Tennessee vacation really should involve the mountains in some way. The Smoky Mountains are a big part of the culture and the tourism of Tennessee. They are beautiful Appalachian Mountains that get their name from the fog that often wraps itself around the peaks and through the valleys of the mountains. On your Tennessee vacation you should consider a trip to Smoky Mountain National Park. The Park is a preserve around the mountains that offers you a great opportunity to see the beauty of both the native fauna and flora. With any luck, including a trip to the National Park in your Tennessee vacation will get you a glimpse of a black bear, bobcat, or even a wandering porcupine. So consider making a trip the park part of your Tennessee vacation plans.Near the park is the town of Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg is a great destination to include in any Tennessee vacation. It is a tourist town that offers fantastic souvenir shopping, food, and entertainment. You should even think about finding a hotel or chalet in the Gatlinburg area so that you can spend a portion of your Tennessee vacation around the town. A similar town located nearby is Pigeon Forge, which is also home to a Dollywood amusement park as well as shows and restaurants. You can actually spend a few days of your Tennessee vacation in the area of these two fun tourist towns and never get bored of any of it. While there, catch a show, do some indoor skydiving, walk the town, and generally enjoy the views and atmosphere of the best Appalachia has to offer. You will be glad that Gatlinburg became part of your Tennessee vacation.When you plan your Tennessee vacation there is a lot to consider because the state has so much to offer. Make sure you definitely include a trip into Smoky Mountain National Park if not a few days of camping or staying in a shelter there. Then, consider a stop for a few days in Gatlinburg, Tennessee which is in the same general area. You will enjoy the shopping, food, and entertainment as well. However, there is still so much you can do on a Tennessee vacation. Take some time, do some research, and put together a trip that will properly entertain your family or partner and you will be happy you visited Tennessee.