It is Black Friday in the Smokies and there is plenty of shopping to be done. From Asheville to Knoxville and back again, there is shopping for everyone and deals to be had around every corner. People have been in line for over a week to get at those deals inside the big box stores. In the Smokies with the amount of shopping to be done, it is certain that people have been shopping and lining up to shop for the better part of a day – even before the leftovers from Turkey Day are even left overs.
Asheville & Knoxville
Asheville and Knoxville are the two biggest cities in the Smoky Mountain area. You can be sure that all of the major chains will be full of shoppers. Best Buy, Target, Walmart and many others will have people lining up to get at eh deals for Black Friday and of course to grab up the first of their holiday shopping. Certainly the malls in both of these cities will be packed. If you are planning to visit any of these areas, make sure to allow lots of time and if you are planning to shop make sure to get there early. In fact, if you are reading this on Black Friday then you are probably already late, unless you are reading it on your smartphone.
Outlets in the Smokies
The biggest outlet shopping to be had in the Smoky Mountains is in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. In Pigeon Forge, you can visit the Red Roof Mall on the Parkway. But of course, if you are looking for the best outlet shopping, prices as low as 75% off, then you are looking for nothing more then Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall in Sevierville, TN right on the Parkway.
Boutiques and Local Shops
And there is still another option. You can always look to the small shops and boutiques in each of the mountain towns that surround the Smokies. From Cashiers to Bristol, Asheville to Knoxville, there are great places to shop around every corner. These small locations are locally owned in most cases and have items that you will never find anywhere else. From Asheville’s Biltmore Village to Gatlinburg’s Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, you will find plenty to buy and you will be able to purchase those one of a kind items that you don’t find in a big box store. Part of the fun of spending Thanksgiving away from your home town is being able to celebrate the holiday season a little different. Going to boutique shopping areas like Gatlinburg’s The Village and tooling around Cashiers and Highlands in some of the best resort shopping in the southeast.
If you are going to be spending today, Black Friday shopping, and you are in the Smoky Mountains, make sure that you take in all the sights. Make sure that you get those big box deals. Make sure that you explore the outlet malls for even deeper discounts and of course, go to a smaller local store and really get a feel for the Smokies. Meet the people that live in the area, spend time with your family while you start the shopping list and hopefully finish some of your shopping as well. Spend Black Friday in one of the most beautiful place sin the world, the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.