Blog posts for category "Things To Do"
The Smoky Mountains are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the southeastern USA, and with good reason. They have some of the most beautiful views and scenery in the whole of the United States, and more than their fair share of history.
Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit more than watching a spectacular Christmas performance - and Pigeon Forge is full of them! When you visit the Smoky Mountains this holiday season, spend an evening at one of the amazing theaters in Pigeon Forge. To help you decide which one, we've put together a list of the top 6 Pigeon Forge Christmas shows you don't want to miss:
You've heard about famous sites like Ober Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Space Needle, and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. But did you know there are many hidden gems right in and around Gatlinburg – popular yet lesser-known spots offering year-round excitement? Here are 7 Gatlinburg TN attractions you won't want to miss when you visit.
Having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit? Here's a surefire solution: a Winterfest Gatlinburg getaway for the entire family.
It doesn't get much better than a delicious feast paired with a night of entertainment! Dinner shows are one of the most popular attractions in the Smoky Mountains. The shows are great for people of all ages, from kids to grandparents, and are a great activity to do with the whole family. Here are 4 of the best dinner shows in the Smoky Mountains that you have to see:
Wouldn't you love to have a budget-friendly vacation in the Smoky Mountains? Of course you would! The Smoky Mountains is the perfect destination for an affordable trip where you spend less money but more time having fun. To help guarantee you stay under your budget. we've put together a list of the best ways to save money on your Smoky Mountain vacation.
How would you like to view a spectacular mountain range from 1,000-11,000 feet up in the air?
Nothing beats a Smoky Mountain view! During your Smoky Mountain vacation, you're going to want to take some time to admire the amazing sights. Luckily, there are plenty of attractions that are not only fun, but provide incredible opportunities to take in the scenery! Here are the top 6 Smoky Mountain attractions that offer the best views:
You don't have to spend a fortune to have a fabulous time in the Smokies. Here are a few cool ways you and your family can enjoy the mountains this November... without straining your budget.
There's so much to enjoy in the Great Smoky Mountains during a summer vacation, but Dollywood theme park is always a family favorite. This year Dollywood is better than ever with tasty new restaurants, exciting new rides, and even much more to come when Wildwood Grove opens! Dollywood's theme park mission is keeping families together while they enjoy the park.
Rainy or snowy vacation days can give you time to relax and enjoy some of the best Smoky Mountain indoor activities. For regular visitors, some indoor attractions are among their favorite ways to have fun in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Here are a few ways to spend a rainy or snowy day in the Great Smoky Mountains:
Besides beautiful scenery, delicious Southern food and exciting wildlife, the Smoky Mountains have plenty of other kinds of entertainment in store for you, including some newly added attractions. Pigeon Forge ranges from thrilling magical theater and high-flying trampoline jumps to mind-bending escape-room puzzles. These new attractions are perfect for rainy days and group activities, too.
Smoky Mountain vacations are best known for fresh air, stunning scenery and exciting outdoor activities. You may believe that bad weather would lead to bored children (and adults!) spending hours trapped in a hotel room with nothing to do. You would be wrong.
When the holidays roll around, it's time for you and your closest friends to set your sights on a little retail therapy and girl time! With no kids, no guys, and no responsibilities, there's no end to the fun you can plan for your girls' getaway.
Summer is over and the chill of fall (along with another school year) is settling in before the impending holiday rush. You deserve a break prior to the hectic Christmas season and shopping in the Smokies is just the ticket.
Smoky Mountains Vacations Offer Something for Everyone
You've planned this trip for months, or maybe even for years. The whole family is looking forward to enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery this country has to offer. Of course, while you're in the Great Smoky Mountains, you won't want to miss out on seeing some of the many attractions. Dolly Parton's Stampede, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, and other must-see destinations are definitely on your list.
It seems that any time you visit a vacation destination, at one point or another, parking becomes a concern. Especially in urban locations, parking is at a premium and can present a real challenge.
In the Smoky Mountains, hayrides are as much a part of fall as pumpkins, arts and crafts, and the changing colors of the leaves. Hayrides are more than just sitting atop dried grass while you're pulled along a dusty, dirt road. Like a country version of a New York City carriage ride through Central Park, hayrides offer a time to snuggle close, enjoy the outdoor scenery, chat and have some fun.
Breathtaking views of majestic mountains, seasonal festivals and activities, and numerous species of plants and wildlife. These are just a few of the reasons the Great Smoky Mountains are so wildly popular. While visiting the Smoky Mountains, make sure to allow time to explore the amazing sights of nearby cities. Lookout Mountain is only 90 minutes from Gatlinburg in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There you'll find historic caverns, intriguing rock formations and railway cars that seem to reach the sky.
The Smoky Mountains is a great place to visit any time of year, but when Old Man Winter covers it in a blanket of white it looks simply stunning. Not only is it a beautiful place to see, but it also offers tons of wintertime adventure. If you're the outdoorsy type, make plans to go skiing and hiking in the Smokies this winter. It just doesn't get much better than this!