Try something uncommon this year for spring break by heading to spring break in the Smoky Mountains! Make new memories with your family by exploring hiking trails, going horseback riding, finding the blooming wildflower fields and visiting the local theme parks. Whether you’re going away with your one and only or your extended family, there’s plenty of mountain activities in the Smoky Mountains.
For an couple’s getaway
The area’s stunning beauty will truly encourage the romance in your relationship. Whether you’ve been together for a few months or a few (hundred) years, taking a trip to the Smokies can help deepen your connection. Stay in a cozy condo, like this one in Baskins Creek, which has great amenities while also being in the hub of Gatlinburg. Take a walk into town for an intimate meal or head up the trail with a picnic for two. Looking for something secluded? A small cabin, like this one, will make you feel like the only two people in the world.
For a little ones spring break
The kids will love their Smokey Mountains vacation. Dollywood is one of the best theme parks in the country and won’t be very crowded this time of year. Head riverside to get adventurous by tubing down the Deep Creek Gorge. If your kids are a little older, take on the whitewater section that passes by the Tom Branch Falls. For something sporty, bike the dirt road of the Cades Cove that you can customize by making it a 4-mile, 8-mile or 11-mile loop. You can even make your stay fun by staying in a Smoky Mountains vacation home like this one that has an awesome game room with a foosball table, dart board, pool table, ping pong table and theater room, all outside of the kids’ room.
For a family with teens
Teens can be hard to please at times, but thankfully, there’s plenty for them to do in the Smokies. Many vacation rentals in Tennessee, like this one, have a movie theater, great for that theater-loving teen, and any outdoorsy type of kid will love all the mountain has to offer from horseback riding to kayaking.
For a multigenerational trip
Every generation can find some fun in this part of Tennessee. Not able to hike? There are plenty of scenic drives up the mountain along with easy, paved sections of walking trails. Clingman’s Dome, the highest spot in Tennessee, is a 360 degree viewing platform that’s only a half mile to walk up to. Picnic areas abound from creekside to mountainside. Getting a vacation rental that’s big enough for everyone is also a breeze, like this one up in the mountains.
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