Summer is a fun time to visit Gatlinburg, but it’s so hot outside that sometimes you’d rather avoid the Parkway and not hear people complain that it’s hot. There are several fun things to do inside (and a few outside) to enjoy the summer weather without dealing with the heat. Continue reading
August is a great time to head to Pigeon Forge Tennessee because it gives you that last minute of family fun before the kids go back to school.
The Hummer Tour – My Favorite Attraction Yet
I’ve always wanted to take a Hummer tour in Gatlinburg! I wasn’t really sure if it would be fun or not but I’m an adventure lover and like to try everything at least once. I’ll go ahead and tell you that my complimentary Hummer tour ride with Outdoor Adventures of the Smokies was my absolute favorite attraction/adventure in Gatlinburg to date. I have to mention that there’s a lot I haven’t done yet, but the Hummer tour was so amazing that I had to take the time and give Outdoor Adventures of the Smokies some recognition.
Gatlinburg is a great town for tourists with all the history and attractions it has to offer. Locals strive to keep the town interesting to visit so that tourists continue to enjoy their town. Not only do locals enjoy when tourists come to town but the bears do too.
For the past 35 years Gatlinburg Tennessee has held a Midnight Independence Day Parade. It is one of the most anticipated events for Gatlinburg locals and attracts nearly 100,000 visitors every year. The streets of Gatlinburg are closed late on July 3rd and at the stroke of midnight on July 4th the parade will start winding it’s way through downtown Gatlinburg.
On July 4, 2010 be sure to get your spot in downtown Gatlinburg for the Stand Here Fireworks Finale. There are thousands of people that make their way to downtown for this event. It was voted as one of the top 20 events by the Southeast Tourism Society. The fireworks will start shortly after 10 pm and last about 20 minutes. No seat is a bad seat, you might even be able to see fireworks from your Gatlinburg cabin (if it has a view of downtown, of course).
Blogger Challenge – Winner Takes Home $300 & 2nd Place Receives $200
Good afternoon friends! We would like to announce our latest contest giveaway. Cabins For You is hosting a Blogger Challenge. The contest is simple. Participants are being asked to post an article on their personal blog based on the topic “Top 10 tips for Traveling.” Next, they should submit the URL of the blog posting to our contest coordinator at [email protected] Your email is the only way to officially enter the contest. The first place prize is $300 and second place prize $200. We will also be recognizing the next 5 entries by posting a snippet of their post and a link to it on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook page so that our readers can enjoy the great entries.
A new addition to Gatlinburg shops will open in early July 2010. The Old Smoky Distillery will be the first legal distillery in the state of Tennessee. The mountains of Tennessee already have a reputation for their moonshine and this new store will bring the tradition to you… legally, of course. If you visit the store while in Gatlinburg you’ll get to see the working still, take a tour and even taste some of the flavors (if you’re over age 21). It’s a piece of history for Tennessee and the owners plan to expand further.
The Smoky Mountain Synchronous Fireflies event happens once a year and only in one other place on the planet, Southeast Asia. This year it will occur on June 5 and last through June 13. So unless you plan to hop a plane and fly down to Asia you’re not going to see something this amazing any where else. The fireflies that gather for the Elkmont Fireflies event are a rare species. These little fireflies seem to coordinate their blinking and they all eventually get in sync with the other fireflies around them. It begins a beautiful light show with thousands of fireflies lighting up at once and it can last up to 6 seconds but as soon as they get back into sync it starts again.
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee have become favorite vacation spots for people coming from all areas of the United States. These two towns are located in the heart of the Smokies and are surrounded by the pure, natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. The two towns were once just a small area inhabited by the early settlers and their way of living but now these two eastern Tennessee towns are thriving and most definitely full of plenty of attractions, restaurants, hotels, motels, condos and cabins.