Moon Travel Guidebook author and blogger, Laura Martone, has published her top picks for the best U.S. travel destinations in 2011.
In her list, published today, Martone picks the best destinations for a variety of categories, including best city for art lovers, history buffs, the top bargain destination, and the best city for a family vacation, among others. As part of her list, she named the Great Smoky Mountains as the best place to camp. Here's what she has to say:
Best Place for Camping: Encompassing parts of Tennessee and North Carolina, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most popular parks in America—and one of the best places for a camping trip. Outdoor enthusiasts will find an assortment of reasonably priced campgrounds, not to mention an abundance of diversions, including waterfalls, hiking trails, picnic areas, wildlife-viewing opportunities, and curious features like the 6,643-foot Clingmans Dome.
You can check out the full list by clicking here. Also, Moon Travel Guides will be giving away a $250 Southwest Airlines gift card to one lucky reader to help kick-start their 2011 travel plans.