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4 Helpful Tips for Visiting the Smoky Mountains With Kids

You’ve got the dates already circled on the calendar and you’re champing at the bit! If you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to finally visit the Smoky Mountains with your family! Your family vacation in the Smoky Mountains should be a relaxing time full of great fun and void of stress! Bringing a child (or more!) to the Smoky Mountains is a wonderful experience complete with endless family memories but one that can be daunting to plan. Y’all deserve the vacation of a lifetime that all members of your family can enjoy! Let us help ease your worries with these 4 helpful tips for visiting the Smoky Mountains with kids:

1. Plan Ahead

family hikes through woods

Creating a plan before visiting the Smoky Mountains helps to ensure you have an amazing family vacation! Do you want to stay in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville or somewhere else? Determine how long you want to stay in the Smoky Mountains before deciding what all you want to do. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have numerous things to do that kids love! Once you’ve determined the places you want to visit, start planning an itinerary. Give yourself plenty of time at each attraction for any unforeseen challenges that may arise from visiting the Smoky Mountains with kids.

2. Be Flexible

While planning an itinerary will help you get to all the places you had hoped to visit, it’s important to be flexible when visiting the Smoky Mountains with kids! Mom and dad know better than anyone that you’re never sure what’s around the corner! Perhaps someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed a particular morning; you’ll want to be able to easily change your plans so you can make it to much-needed nap time. Understanding that things can change at the drop of a hat will help you be better prepared for what comes your way.

3. Find the Perfect Lodging Option

deck of a Pigeon Forge cabin with a fire pit

One of the most important parts of visiting the Smoky Mountains with kids is finding the perfect place to stay with the family! The Smoky Mountains are home to incredible cabin rentals, condo rentals, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds so you can find the best option that suits all your needs and desires. Cabin and condo rentals offer plenty of space and incredible amenities with an added layer of privacy!

4. Take Advantage of Deals

You’d prefer to return home from visiting the Smoky Mountains with your child’s college fund still intact! Vacationing in the Smoky Mountains doesn’t have to break the bank! We offer an amazing selection of coupons and discounts to some of the top attractions in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville! These coupons will help you save money on everything from lodging to attractions to restaurants. Pro Tip: Many cabin rental companies offer complimentary attraction tickets when you book a cabin!

These tips for visiting the Smoky Mountains with kids will help ensure you have a memorable vacation! So what are you waiting for? Check out our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals and start planning your trip today!