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The No. 1 destination on the rise in the U.S. is Gatlinburg, according to TripAdvisor. Visit before it gets too crowded. People describe it as beautiful, clean, and very peaceful. Gatlinburg offers access to the Great Smoky Mountains and lots of good places to eat delicious southern food. And in 2016, nearby Dollywood opened the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster. There are some good end-of-summer deals. Cycling in the Smokies, zip lining and mountain golf are some of tourists’ favorite activities.