We can feel it, spring is almost in the air so now is the perfect time to start planning for that spring break you have always wanted. Hit the road this spring season with a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge both have a variety of wonderful activities and attractions that will make your spring road trip one to remember. Take a look at how you can plan for the best experience with your road trip to Tennessee:
Visit Ober Gatlinburg
Part of the wonders of spring here in Gatlinburg is seeing the snow melt away and give life to the local trees and flowers. The spring season is absolutely beautiful here in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge as the trees spring to life with vibrant green tops. You can get some of the best views in the area by visiting Ober Gatlinburg. This attraction is typically known for its winter sports as the slopes allow for some incredible skiing and snowboarding. During the spring and summer seasons you will find that the fun does not stop. During your visit ride the Aerial Tram that will take you to the height of Ober Gatlinburg. Your ascension will show off the beautiful scenery all around the Great Smoky Mountains. Ober Gatlinburg also features a variety of thrilling outdoor activities. Try out the Ski Mountain Coaster as you zip along the rail lines. The Alpine Slide will remind you of your favorite Winter Olympic sport but under the sunlight. Mini golf, bumper cars, and a rock wall round out the kid friendly activities. You can even try out ice skating with their indoor rink! Now that is a lot of fun you can expect to find when you make a road trip pit stop at Ober Gatlinburg.
Visit SkyLift Park
Another incredible outdoor attraction that will wow you here in Gatlinburg is SkyLift Park. The local community has been entranced by SkyLift Park now for years and it continues to add on new and exciting parts to the park. Ride the name sake SkyLift up to the park where you will find panoramic views of the area. Getting up there is easy as the lift can be located in the middle of Downtown Gatlinburg. Once you make it to the park make sure to brave a walk across the stunning SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian bridge in the state! The middle even features a glass section where you can look down thousands of feet below you as you walk across. The SkyTrail will take you on a walk through the tree tops with incredible views. The SkyCenter has plenty to pick from for lunch so you can stay fueled. You will find no better views of The Great Smoky Mountains than here at SkyLift Park.
Visit the Local Museums
When you stay in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge you will have access to a variety of local museums each with something unique to offer. Of course, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a stunning display of some unique and incredible aquatic animals. Their tanks feature beautiful habitats where these critters will be on display. Some of the more popular animals here at Ripley’s include various sharks, sea turtles, and rays. Everyone has seen a vehicle that they immediately fall in love with in the movies. Visit the Hollywood Star Cars Museum to see some of the actual car props used in some of Hollywood’s biggest films. Iconic vehicles such as the Batmobile is on display in all of its glory. This in a great way to see just how big these cars are in real life! For a more quirky and unique offering, the Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum features exactly what you would expect, a bunch of salt and pepper shakers. This fun spot features over 20,000 different pairs of shakers making it the largest collection in the world. Don’t miss out on these unique and fun museums here in Gatlinburg!
The Best Vacation Rentals Available
Staying comfortable during your spring road trip means you will need the ideal lodging option for you and your family. Look no further than our own vacation rentals. Each private home has a variety of amenities that can include common features such as flat screen TVs, gourmet kitchens, fine linens, plush bedding, and much more. You may even find hot tubs and game rooms in our most luxurious offerings available. The spring season is the perfect time to stay as our selection will be more available than other parts of the year. All of this sounds like the perfect combination for a spring road trip. Get your travel plans started today by reserving one of our rentals right here in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.