Let’s face it…when we think of spring break, the first image to mind typically shows tons of youngsters flooding the beaches and going (to put it mildly) out of control. And for those of us with kiddos and teens, that’s the last thing we want them to experience, whether on vacation or not. Break away from the beachy tradition — spend your 2019 spring break in the Great Smoky Mountains. Family-friendly attractions combined with in-cabin fun will keep everyone entertained and create the perfect atmosphere for a playful, relaxing, and memorable spring break your family deserves!
Unleash your creative side (everyone has one) this Inspire Your Heart with Art Day on Thursday, January 31, 2019, an annual time to reflect on art and how it inspires YOU. Paints, pencils, pens, mixed media, photographs, digital mediums…you name it — art is everywhere and runs rampant in the Great Smoky Mountains! Find inspiration from local crafters and gifted artists as well as picturesque nature all around, from snow-capped peaks to wondrous wildlife. Gatlinburg hosts a number of art galleries, studios, and even a national art and craft education center, making it a fantastic location to nurture your inner artist. Inspire Your Heart with Art Day or any day: sketch, craft, paint, and bring your wildest creations to life in the Smokies! Continue reading
Immeasurable beauty, fantastic wildlife, endless attractions, delicious cuisine, cozy cabins…it’s easy to see why we love the Smokies but hard to limit those reasons to only 12. However, in the spirit of Christmas and for the sake of a holiday classic, we’ve done just that. Get ready to discover why the Smoky Mountains is a great vacation destination for all ages and spin a new twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” while we’re at it!
Haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet? We — and roughly 90% of the population — know how you feel! To make your holiday purchases go as smoothly as possible, we’ve put together a Smoky Mountain gift guide — complete with unique present ideas, recommended local shops in Gatlinburg, and a few popular chain stores. To top it all off, we’ve even included a list of seasonal events that will really get you into the holiday spirit when you’re spending some time in the beautiful Smoky Mountains this winter! Continue reading
After all the rainy days indoors in April, make May a month of outdoor exploration. And what better place to experience the beauty of spring than the Smokies?! As the most biodiverse national park in the United States, the Great Smoky Mountains boasts over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants and 100s of native animal species, making the Southern Appalachians a wondrous sight to behold. Springtime isn’t just for cleaning, changing your desktop background, and packing up your winter wardrobe — cool breezes, fresh mountain air, enchanting wildlife, and warm days are all waiting for you. So what are you waiting for?
The Riverwalk Greenway While you’re on vacation, you want to be as happy and carefree as possible. Exercise is a great way to boost morale and promote a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, the Smokies offer some great ways to get your blood pumping, including The Riverwalk Greenway!
The Titanic in Pigeon Forge has announced a fun family activity that will dazzle spectators. On January 22, 2011 The Titanic in Pigeon Forge will play host to some amazing ice sculpturists that will participate in a competition for both professionals and amateurs. Spectators will get to watch as ice sculpturists pick and chizzle their ways to some amazing pieces of art made of frozen water.
The fall is a special time of year in Pigeon Forge. It’s a time when summer’s vibrancy begins to disappear. Plush greens turn to browns as the colors fade and the trees begin their preparation for the winter season. The fall colors in Pigeon Forge are glorious. Every year people from all over the country come to the Pigeon Forge area to catch some of the most amazing views of fall foliage available. The Smokies are perfect for catching the changing colors of the season.
There are tons of things to do in Pigeon Forge and during the Fall season in particular visitors to Pigeon Forge, TN look for fun outdoor things to do. With the beautiful weather and the great scenery, no one can blame them for wanting to take in the beauty of the Smokies. Whether on a honeymoon, family reunion, youth trip, or simply a Smoky Mt. getaway Pigeon Forge visitors are sure to find something that will fit their needs for fun things to do in the outdoors.
Pigeon Forge excels in offering a little something special for everyone. In this city, there’s so much to do that at times it can be difficult to center your gaze on just one activity. This can sometimes make it difficult to figure out what activity or event is the right one to engage in during your mountain getaway. Picture this scenario, for example: a female visitor is attempting to surprise her male partner by taking him to a location that she knows he will enjoy. The trouble is, with so much to do and see in Pigeon Forge, she has no idea what is out there for him! If this is similar to a situation you find yourself facing while perusing the area, then never fear. Here are a few typical male-oriented attractions you can find in Pigeon Forge.