The last days of summer are fast approaching and it’s time to squeeze in some outdoor activities before the weather gets chilly. Luckily, the long Labor Day weekend presents a great opportunity for hopping in your Toyota and exploring the local area. Find our suggestions for the 3 best day trips in Eastern Tennessee below.
3 Best Day Trips in Eastern Tennessee
Craighead Caverns/The Lost Sea
Located just under an hour south of Clinton, TN is Sweetwater, TN home to the Craighead Caverns cave system and The Lost Sea. The Lost Sea is the largest underground lake located in the United States. The Lost Sea Adventure company provides a tour of the cave system the sea is housed in as well as the sea itself via a glass-bottomed boat. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore The Lost Sea nature trail, a general store, ice cream parlor, and café.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to explore a national park. Located just over an hour from Clinton, TN is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cosby, TN. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, trail systems, and waterfalls that make for great exploring. Cades Cove, a valley surrounded by mountains, is the most popular destination inside of the park and would make for a daytime picnic location.
Nashville Food Tour
If nature is not really your thing, that’s no excuse to not get outside and enjoy the weather. Food tours provide a great opportunity for getting in a walk, sightseeing, and enjoying some great food at the same time. Nashville, TN is a longer drive (just under 3 hours from Clinton, TN) but well worth the effort and will provide some of the best food in the area. Check out the Nashville Food and Sightseeing Tour or research one of the other many options.
Which Toyota Vehicle is Best for Long Drives?
If you are going to take a day trip with the family, you’re going to want to start with a comfortable vehicle so you can enjoy the journey and not just the destination. We think that minivans are one of the most comfortable options for family travel and suggest the Toyota Sienna as a great option. Stop by Fox Toyota in Clinton, TN today to see our inventory and update your family-hauler today.