With spring break right around the corner you may be hastily planning your spring break getaway or your annual summer vacation with the family. Instead of haggling through the long lines at Disney or enduring a draining day on a crowded beach, why not opt for a more low-key, temperate vacation in Gatlinburg and the great Smoky Mountains?!
While a secluded stay in the Smokies may seem pretty low-key at first, you’ll quickly find there are plenty of family attractions in Gatlinburg to be enjoyed by the whole crew. Here are a few of our favorite pastimes:
A Walk in the Park
One of the best things about the Gatlinburg area is the scenic Smoky Mountain National Park reservoir. This area is a bucket list item for many families across the globe. The park is visited by thousands of guests each year and offers a variety of hiking trails, biking paths, picnic areas, and fishing streams. If you’re planning your family vacation you could easily spend 2-3 days in the park alone.
In addition, the park is conveniently situated close to many of the Gatlinburg cabins. Cabins like 2BR/2BA Scenic Ridge or 3BR/3BA Mountain View have ample space for the whole family and offer panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains while providing all the amenities you’ll need for your stay.
Take a Ride on the Wild Side
Looking for more of a thrill? The Gatlinburg cabins are surrounded by a variety of adrenaline rushing activities. Zip lining tours are quite popular in the spring and conducive to all ages. In the late spring and early summer months white water rafting is also a top pick. You can explore the rugged, high tide with your whole family and take an instructional course on navigating the rapids. Both action activities offer a unique way to experience the magic of the Smokies.
Family Fun Shows & Museums
If your crew loves to be entertained you’ll definitely want to explore downtown Gatlinburg. Some of the biggest family attractions in Gatlinburg are the local shows and museums. The Lumberjack Feud Dinner & Show is popular choice and gets you in the spirit of going local. You can cheer on the lumberjacks as they offer a history lesson on the National Park all while enjoying a lumberjack feast! The Country Tonite Theater Show and Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventure show are also worth a look.
If you need a more low-key day checking out one of the local museums is another great route. The Ripley’s Museum and Aquarium and Hollywood Star Cars Museum are pretty popular and well-known around the world. More specialized museums include the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum and Pinball Museum. No matter what you enjoy learning about, you’ll find it here.
Which of the Gatlinburg Cabins Will You Choose?
As you can see, the Smokies are a great place to make new memories with family and friends. With top notch amenities and a wide range of group activities, you simply can’t go wrong with a trip to Gatlinburg. Whether you’re looking for a quaint one bedroom (like Black Bear Cove or Sweet Retreat) or shooting for a little more space ( Creekside Downtown or Above the Mist) our team at Diamond Mountain Rentals can help you secure a cabin and plan a fantastic vacation! The family attractions in Gatlinburg are definitely worth a look!