Guide to the Ultimate Weekend in Pigeon Forge
No matter how much time you have to spend in the Smoky Mountains, it never seems to be enough. Therefore, even a quick weekend getaway to the mountains is better than no trip at all. If you are only visiting for a few days, it is easy to become overwhelmed trying to make sure you hit all the highlights. In order to help with planning, here is a guide to the ultimate weekend in Pigeon Forge:
After a busy day of traveling, you will probably be pretty tired and ready to get to bed. However, before you call it a night, be sure to check out some of the night life around town. Whether you just want to have a casual dinner at a local restaurant, such as Local Goat, or you want to explore the Parkway, there are plenty of places that stay open late! You will also need to use this time to get checked in to your hotel or cabin and admire the place you will be spending the weekend! Since you have been cramped up in the car all day, you can also take a late night dip in the pool or hot tub at the place you are staying before getting a good night’s rest!
As you wake up for the first full day of your weekend in Pigeon Forge, you will probably have a busy agenda in order to see as much as possible. Before you get the day rolling, be sure to stop by one of the popular breakfast restaurants around town to fuel yourself up for the adventure!
Two of the most common places to get a morning meal in Pigeon Forge are The Old Mill Restaurant and Sawyer’s Farmhouse Breakfast. Both places serve all your breakfast favorites, including pancakes, eggs, bacon, waffles, and more! After your delicious meal, you and your family can head out to explore the city!
Because your time is limited, it is best if you can find spots that have many different attractions all in one place. The best place to do this is The Island in Pigeon Forge! From mirror mazes and escape games to the famous Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, there is something for everyone at this thrilling amusement park.
One of the newest attractions that you will want to check out is the SkyFly: Soar America interactive seat ride. They use special effects and a 50-foot screen to take you on a journey of a lifetime. During the ride, your family will get to experience what it is like to soar among the birds as you visit some of the most popular landmarks around the country, including Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Maui, and of course the Great Smoky Mountains!
After you explore all the excitement at The Island, your legs might be feeling a little worn out. Luckily, there are plenty of amazing attractions where you can sit back and enjoy a marvelous show! Whether you want to see an adventure at Pirate’s Voyage or side splitting comedy at The Comedy Barn, there is sure to be a show in Pigeon Forge for everyone!
In order to save even more time, there are even some attractions where you can enjoy an entertaining spectacle and a delicious dinner. One of the most popular dinner shows to check out during your weekend in Pigeon Forge is the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud. During this hilarious escapade, you will watch the two families try to settle their differences with a multitude of challenges and stunts. While you take in all the festivities, your family can enjoy a Southern cooked feast, which includes fried chicken, pork barbeque, and all of Granny’s famous side dishes!
If you have to head home on Sunday to prepare for the upcoming week, you don’t want to leave without doing some quick shopping for the perfect Smoky Mountain souvenir. Whether you are treating yourself or buying something for a loved one back home, there are plenty of places around town where you can pick up souvenirs for everyone!
A couple of the most popular souvenir shops in Pigeon Forge are Three Bears General Store and The Old Mill General Store. At Three Bears, you will find a variety of amazing gifts, including Smoky Mountain apparel, home decor, and even toys to take back to the kids! In addition to memorabilia, there are a few unique things you will only be able to find when you visit The Old Mill General Store, including food mixes, cooking spices, and fresh flour that was ground on the property!
Now that you have the ultimate guide to a weekend in Pigeon Forge, pack the car and get ready to visit! In the meantime, be sure to check out all the other fun things to do around the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you soon!