Women are so busy these days. Between going to work, raising kids, and caring for their husbands and their homes, they can quickly find themselves bogged down with all work and no play. The remedy? A girl’s getaway to the Smoky Mountains this spring! Even a quick trip with the girls can do wonders to ease your tension and reenergize your spirit, preparing you for the demands that lie ahead.
Why the Smoky Mountains? Women have a variety of personalities. Some are tomboys, some are girlie-girls, and some fall somewhere in-between. Nowhere else will you find a vacation destination that has something to offer every personality in your group. See below for some great ideas of what you and your girlfriends can do this spring for a vacation getaway you all deserve!
Do you have some thrill-seekers in your group? Maybe you or your friends are the outdoorsy types? If so, the Smoky Mountains area has plenty of options for you to try. Get out for a drive around Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With hiking and picnicking possibilities, this scenic, 11-mile roadway will keep your group entertained for hours. Or try your hand (or your haunches?) at a Smoky Mountain horseback ride. Plenty of other options exist as well, from touring the Mysterious Mansion in Gatlinburg to enjoying the Wild Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark. So get your game face on and experience the sights and thrills of the Smokies!
Miss Arts and Crafts
Are you and your friends the DIY types? Traveling with any self-professed Pinterest nerds? If so, East Tennessee has the perfect place for you. Plan to spend at least one day browsing the one-of-a-kind creations of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. When you visit, you’ll find an 8-mile loop, named a Tennessee Heritage Arts and Crafts Trail, which houses the designs of more than 120 local artists and craftsmen. Established in 1937, this loop boasts the largest group of independent artisans in North America! You’ll find shops with everything from quilts to jewelry to fine photography. You’ll also find a number of restaurants, cafes, and candy shops. Enjoy a relaxing day with the girls, and maybe even get inspired to begin a craft of your own!
Okay, ladies. Let’s be honest. We may not all want to go on a hike or sew a quilt, but most of us can agree on this: we like to shop! And if you’re looking for the perfect place to shop this spring, look no further than the variety of shops and boutiques in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Between Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge, you can shop every day of your vacation and still not hit all the stores! In Gatlinburg, you’ll find a unique shopping experience with the Village Shops. In Sevierville, you can hunt for forgotten treasures in antique stores and flea markets. And in Pigeon Forge, you’ll find malls, specialty stores, and boutiques galore! This is only the beginning of the shopping possibilities you will find in East Tennessee, so grab your purse and get ready to enjoy the Smoky Mountains in style!