Are you planning a weekend getaway this spring? Look no further than the Smoky Mountains! With gorgeous views, festivals galore, and some of the most thrilling outdoor activities in the country, it’s a destination everyone’s sure to love. Here is a guide to the top 5 things to do this spring in the Smoky Mountains.
The beloved theme park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, opens its doors this year on March 13th, kicking off the season with its annual Festival of Nations. The celebration features entertainers and cuisines from all over the world. It’s one of the only places you’ll see acrobats from Africa while enjoying cannoli from Italy. The BBQ & Bluegrass Festival from late May to early June is another springtime Dollywood festival not to miss. Did we mention that all guests receive a FREE TICKET to Dollywood when they make reservations at one of our cabins?
A spring weekend in the Smokies wouldn’t be complete without checking out one of the famous car shows. Shows like theCorvetto Expo in late March and thePigeon Forge Rod Run in mid-April attract thousands of car lovers to the Smokies every spring.
The Smoky Mountains come to life in the spring, with over 1,500 different types of plants blooming by April. If you love flowers, you will not want to miss theSpring Wildflower Pilgrimage from April 22-25. The event includes guided hikes, wildlife watching, scenic drives, and workshops.
If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush on your weekend getaway this spring, the Smoky Mountains have you covered with treetop zip lining, white water rafting (this is especially thrilling in the spring when the river can be unpredictable!), and mountain bike tours (you may want to check out the electric bike tours at CLIMB Works) all conveniently located in the Gatlinburg area. See if you’re favorite adventure is included in our FREE PASS, a perk we offer all of our guests with advance reservations.
After a long cold and rainy winter stuck indoors, there’s no better way to celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains than by enjoying the great outdoors. The area boasts hundreds of hiking trails, many dotted with beautiful waterfalls like the famous Laurel Falls, an 80 ft water cascade that’s easily reached on a paved trail only a few miles outside of Gatlinburg.