Southern Living has named Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg the Best Weekend Getaway. I haven't read the article yet, but WBIR gives a preview. For locals, "getaway" has another meaning from April-January 2. Get away is what we do when we stay as far from the Parkway as possible during tourist season.
This whole tourist thing is a complex issue. I think I'll deal with it after I read the article.