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The breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains, with their dramatic peaks and stunning painting-like backdrops, makes the perfect destination for girls angling for a getaway to remember with friends. Urban girls can leave the pressures of fast-paced living behind in the area’s relaxed, pristine, rolling blue ridge landscape, while country girls (or country girls at heart) will find ample opportunities to let their hair down Tennessee-style in an ideal mix of open-air adventure and sweet society. In the mountain outback, time stands still and fun lives on in charming hideaways sure to become a getaway tradition.
Spectacular Spot for a Sleepover
Exploring all the Great Smoky Mountains has to offer does not mean skimping on comfort. In fact, the best kept secret for successful girls’ getaways is rustic indulgence. Luxury cabin rentals turn an overnighter with friends into a high-class sleepover. Wind down adventure-filled days in a beautiful cabin with breathtaking views while enjoying with a glass of red wine in one hand and delicious s’mores in the other.
Mountains of Entertainment in Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a gateway to the northern wilds of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a must-see entry on any getaway itinerary. Gals visiting the down-home charm of Pigeon Forge better keep their cowgirl hats on hand because the quaint resort city is deep in Dolly Parton country! Rocking Pigeon Forge is home to Dollywood amusement park, Southern Music Gospel Hall of Fame and many musical theater venues.
Shopping in Style in Gatlinburg
A girls’ getaway would not be complete without a stopover in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Gatlinburg sits on the border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and is home to some of the best rustic shopping in hill country. The charming Gatlinburg trolley shuttles visitors to the best city highlights with ease. Gatlinburg also hosts the Hollywood Stars Cars Museum, the special distinction of being the site of Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s only ski resort, and one of America’s top aquariums Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
Discover History in Sevierville
The city of Sevierville is an important gateway to the little mountain towns cradling Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In Sevierville, marvel at the confluence of the Little Pigeon River, which flows north to French Broad River. History buffs will appreciate the rich culture of the architecturally impressive Sevier County Courthouse, Brabson’s Ferry Plantation and the romantic Harrisburg Covered Bridge, which are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.