Beat your Back to School Blahs

With summer drawing to a close, you and your children may be suffering from what we like to call the “back to school blahs.” While you have enjoyed your summer of sunshine and free-time, the looming days of early mornings, afternoon practices and school projects can quickly get you down. At Cabins For You, we have a great way to beat the back to school blahs…a weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Yes, Gatlinburg, Tennessee is your quintessential destination for beating the blues. With hundreds of attractions and locations to explore, the dreariness of the school year will be long behind you. A promise of a Christmas break trip to the Smoky Mountains can’t hurt, too! Wondering what activities you should plan for the ultimate blah-breaker? Read on…

Our Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee cabin rentals are the ideal place for a weekend getaway with your family. Our cabins provide the perfect combination of a relaxing and peaceful retreat with fun and exciting amenities that you and the kids will love. Book a cabin with a game room, home theater, pool or walking trail – half of your entertainment battle will be over and the kids will quickly forget about the stresses of school!

Now that you’ve reserved your cabin, what else should you plan? We recommend a stroll down the downtown Parkway! Even if you haven’t planned any activities, you and the children will quickly stumble upon something that suits everyone. Have an adventure with MagiQuest, be amazed at WonderWorks, or explore an ancient world at the Tomb Egyptian Adventure.

We know kids love to eat, so luckily the towns of the Smoky Mountains offer many kid-friendly dining destinations. Check out the Pancake Pantry and treat your kids with some tasty chocolate chip pancakes. No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina is located right next to the Ripley’s Aquarium and also offers a great kids menu! Fannie Farkle’s is known for their homemade foot-long corn dogs, which will quickly become a legend and a favorite with the kids!

A sweet dessert will quickly whisk away all of your back to school anxiety. Check out the Funnel Cake Company, the Mayfield Dairy Bar or one of Gatlinburg’s many candy and fudge shops for a delightfully sweet treat. After a weekend in the Smoky Mountains, you and your family will feel relaxed and ready for whatever the new school year has to throw your way!

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