It’s time to melt the winter blues and opt for a refreshing spring break getaway, but as you’re scanning the list of options nothing really stands out. A cliche trip to Disney or a lengthy cruise simply doesn’t appeal. You want something unique and low-key, a place you can relax while still enjoying a wealth of activities.
The Smoky Mountain region offers the best of both worlds. You can bask in nature by day and soak up the cityscape by night. Reversely, a busy day shopping and an evening soak in the hot tub might also strike your fancy. Regardless, there are plenty of fun things to do in the Smokies. Here are a few of our favorite reasons to embark on some Smoky Mountain adventures!
Picture Worthy Scenery
One of the more obvious perks of a trip to the Smokies is the stunning scenery. The spring months are especially popular with moderate temps, blooming wildflowers and the sprouting of beautiful springtime foliage. Most cabins are also in close proximity to Smoky Mountain National Park where you can enjoy the scenery while on a hike, biking trail, or fishing in one of the many trout streams. While there are many fun things to do in the Smokies it can be refreshing to kick back, relax and enjoy nature at its finest!
Spacious Lodging Options
The Smoky Mountain region is well known for their cabin vibes. At Diamond Mountain Rentals our cabins come in a variety of sizes and can sleep anywhere from 2-14 guests allowing you to save money with full kitchens and spacious bedrooms. Cabin spaces like Laurel Manor or A Walk in the Clouds contain several bedrooms and a sleeper sofa making for a great stay for larger families. If you’re traveling solo one bedroom cabins like Sugar Shack or Black Bear Cove offer all the amenities on a smaller scale. Regardless, each cabin comes complete with the essentials so you’ll have everything you need for the long weekend and you’ll find yourself close to all the Smoky Mountain Adventures.
Delicious Dining Platforms
If you’re a foodie you’ve hit the jackpot. Gatlinburg is located just a short trolley ride from most of the vacation rentals and contains a large variety of shops and restaurants. The Smoky Mountain Brewery and Cherokee Grill are two popular local hot spots. If you enjoy a nice stiff drink the Sugarlands Distillery is a fun spot to try a swig of the local moonshine or you can hit the Smoky Mountain Winery for a tall glass of red.
Family Friendly Museums
You’d never guess at first glance, but the Gatlinburg area is home to several unique museums. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Guinness Book of World Records Museum, Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, and the Hollywood Cars Museum to name a few. If you need to mix things up a bit popping into one of these fun interactive exhibits is one of the fun things to do in the Smokies.
Budget Friendly Entertainment
If you’re like most modern families, you have a budget and you need to stick to it. Many of the Smoky Mountain adventures come in package deals. Pair a ziplining tour with a Ripley’s pass or mix and match tours along the spectrum for a low cost week. Additionally, the cabin accommodations offer tremendous savings on dining and lodging costs. If you’re on a tight budget, you can still have a nice, relaxing vacation in the Smokies. What are you waiting for?!!