Interestingly, you won’t find any historic lodges, in-park dining, or even much in the way of development inside the park. Still, there is a wide variety of things to see and do at Great Smoky Mountains NP.
Welcome to the Southeast
Whether you want to learn more about the largest cave system on Earth or the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist, the Southeast Region is for you. National parks in places like Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Puerto Rico cover a wide range of terrains and topics, from jazzy bayous and sunken pirate ships to the most visited national park in America—Great Smoky Mountains.
New Orleans is a city that is full of history and culture — the historical diversity of the area creates an interesting blend of architecture, cuisine, and entertainment in the city.
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a far cry from its northern neighbor, Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Whereas Cape Hatteras NS is easily accessed by car and enjoys a lot visitors, Cape Lookout requires you to take a ferry and is far less developed.