10 Reasons You Should Visit the Smokies this Summer

The Smoky Mountains are enchanting in the summertime. Visitors come from all over every summer to enjoy the flowers, warm weather and mountain air. Do you need 10 reasons why you should visit? We made a list just in case you needed some persuading.

1. Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals

Our Gatlinburg cabins are reason enough to visit the Smokies this summer. We offer the best cabins in the Smokies with breathtaking views, luxurious amenities and great locations. If you’re looking to unwind this summer, come stay in one of our mountain cabins. Bring the whole family! We have cabins with more than 5 bedrooms!

2. Hiking

Summertime is a great time to hit the trails. The temperatures are warmer, the mountains are greener and the flowers are in full bloom. It is the perfect way to spend your summer vacation in the Smokies. There are so many trails to choose from! Do your research and pick a trail that offers the views and traits you want. Bring your camera and be sure to pack lots of water! Summer in the mountains can be hot.

3. Festivals

Gatlinburg is home to multiple festivals in the summer months. Festivals include food, music, arts and crafts and more. These local events are a great way to experience the Smokies this summer. Check the calendar of events for Gatlinburg prior to planning your trip!

4. The Weather

Visiting during the summer opens many opportunities prohibited by other months. Take the mountains by horseback, or go white water rafting! The temperatures are perfect for outdoor activities. Plan your trip accordingly and utilize the warm weather! We love summer in the Smokies and you will too!

5. Tennessee Smokies Baseball

Did you know Tennessee had a minor league team right here in Gatlinburg? Buy a ticket and experience a local baseball game! The Smokies are beloved by Gatlinburg residents and Tennesseans. The games often have specials, concerts and alcohol promotions. Catch a game while you are in town and enjoy one of our favorite summer activities in Gatlinburg!

6. Ziplining

Have you ever taken the mountains from above? Ziplining is a great summer activity the whole family can enjoy. Cool off and enjoy the breeze as you soar through the Smoky Mountains by zipline! Gatlinburg offers many ziplining locations so you are sure to enjoy this activity. Hold on tight and enjoy the ride!

7. Picnics

Picnic season is here! What is better than a picnic in the mountains? Pack your favorite lunch and head to the mountains for a meal with a view. Bring your camera and tweet your pictures at us! @DMRCabinRentals  We would love to see how you are enjoying your summer afternoon in the Smoky Mountains!

8. Shopping

Beat the heat and enjoy the air conditioning in local stores. Gatlinburg offers many stores in the Village if you are looking for keepsakes from your trip. If you want to do more serious shopping, head to the Tanger outlets in Sevierville for the best deals in town!

9. Swimming

Swim in the mountains, it definitely beats the pool! There are many places you can swim in the Smoky Mountains! The Sinks is one of our local favorites. Enjoy cooling off surrounded by nature. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and a summer you’ll never forget! If you do want to stay local, our cabins have community pool access.

10. It’s a Vacation!

Who doesn’t need a vacation? Mountain vacations are perfect for the summertime. Grab the family and make your way to the Smoky Mountains and enjoy all the attractions the area has to offer. You’ll fall in love with the mountain lifestyle in no time.

Book one of our cabins today! We have the best cabin rentals for your visit to the Smoky Mountains.

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