Although we spend the better part of our young lives (particularly our teen years) thinking that we know better than our parents, as we get older, we realize that our parents are so much smarter than we thought. And with Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s nice to be able to show our parents that we appreciate them for everything they’ve done. What better way to show your parents that you care than to send them away for a relaxing and romantic weekend in Gatlinburg, TN? Cabins For You has some great deals on 1 bedroom cabins, and Gatlinburg has enough entertainment for a full weekend, so you can surprise your parents with a wonderful getaway (even when it’s not a holiday). Here are a few ideas for you while planning your parent’s weekend away:
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – I’ve written about this attraction before because it’s my favorite place to visit in Gatlinburg. Ripley’s Aquarium houses over 10,000 exotic sea creatures, including sharks, sting rays, anemones, jellyfish and Pacific Giant Octopus. With a penguin playhouse, stingray bay, shark lagoon, and a seas gallery, this is the perfect place for mom and dad to spend a few quiet hours talking and browsing.
Shopping – No matter what their interests, your parents can definitely find some shops to suit them. Gatlinburg’s Parkway is lined with dozens of boutique and specialty shops and the outlets in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are just a short drive away. Whether they love the great outdoors, antiques, pottery, art, or designer brands, they will be able to fill an entire day checking out what all the city has to offer.
Gift Baskets – Cabins For You has a variety of gift baskets and special treats available to order during a stay. When you book the weekend for mom and dad, you can add the Hearthside Basket (with local afghan, mugs, hot cocoa, taffy, crackers, pumpkin butter and more), a Romantic Dinner for Two (complete with candles, flowers, and steak), or you can have rose petals sprinkled on the bed or jacuzzi. These little extras go a long way in showing them how much you care.
Restaurant Gift Card – Gatlinburg has no shortage of restaurants for every taste, so a gift card to one of the wonderful places around town is a great way to give your parents a night on the town. The Peddler Steakhouse or the Smoky Mountain Trout House are two great options for a nice dinner.