Plan a Party in the Smokies

The Smokies are a great place to celebrate the seasons and events. What better place to celebrate a wedding, birthday, or a family reunion, than right here in the Smokies? We’ve picked out several venues for you that complement various types of events. 1. Bridal/Wedding Shower Margaritaville at The Island has a unique atmosphere for […]

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First Whitewater Adventure At Rafting in the Smokies

In August of 2016, I went on vacation with my husband and three-year-old daughter. I had been to the Smokies on plenty of vacations growing up and was always a bit interested in whitewater rafting. I knew due to my daughter’s age, she couldn’t experience the full whitewater rafting adventure, but I was aware of […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in the Smokies

Caring for the Earth is backed by the people of the Smokies.  From April 17 through the 21st, you’ll find several activities you can participate in to help the Earth’s health and your own. Spur Clean-Up—April 18, 2017 From 9 a.m. until noon, you can support the Spur area as volunteers reign in the trash. […]

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5 Great Types of Places to Stay in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is full of attractions, restaurants, shopping, and family entertainment. It’s also a wonderful place to stay for your visit. Less than ten miles away from Pigeon Forge, there is easy access to all of the best places to spend your vacation. We’ve highlighted five great types of places to stay in Gatlinburg so you […]

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4 Ways to Celebrate Easter in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Are you considering a visit to the Smokies as part of a spring break that lines up with Easter? Perhaps you’re planning a long weekend getaway over Easter weekend. In either case, the Smoky Mountains have plenty of fun-filled activities for the Easter season. We’ve highlighted four family-oriented activities for you to consider during the […]

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5 Places to Visit off the Beaten Path in the Smokies

If you have a sense of adventure and you’re not afraid to try new things, then this list is just for you. We’ve highlighted five places you should visit if you want to step off from some of the typical tourist routes when you’re visiting the Smokies. Greenbrier A great place for viewing spring wildflowers, […]

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5 Great Local Craft Shops in Gatlinburg

The Smokies are an incredible place with a rich cultural heritage. There are so many local craftspeople that call the Smokies home. When you visit, you can see unique pieces of art, such as handmade pottery, quilts, jewelry, leather goods, furniture, and more. We’ve handpicked some local craft shops that we recommend you stop at […]

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Things to Do in the Smokies in the Spring

While we chip away at the last remaining weeks of winter, we thought we’d share some great things to do in the spring while you’re here in the Smoky Mountains. It’s a wonderful time to be outdoors! St. Patrick’s Day Festivities Technically St. Patrick’s Day falls during winter, but it’s sure to put a spring […]

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Daytripping at The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Island is a wonderful place in Pigeon Forge to eat, play, shop, and enjoy the beauty of the Smokies. If you’re passing through the area, I encourage you to stop for a bit, even if it’s only for a cup of coffee at the Margaritaville Coffee Shop. The Island is packed with interesting and […]

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Great Spa Locations in the Smokies

Spas are a great way to separate yourself from the stress of day-to-day activities and even your vacation. There are numerous wonderful places to relax and rejuvenate yourself in the Smokies. Because of the demand, we recommend that you plan your spa day in advance (2–3 weeks ahead of your trip). Spas in Gatlinburg About […]

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