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How to Decide Which Activities are Best for Your Vacation

Family hiking and resting on the fenceYour family is anxiously awaiting your vacation to the Smoky Mountains. Planning your trip to the Smoky Mountains should be an exciting time. So, we, at Visit My Smokies, decided to help vacation-planners by putting together a few things that will help you decide which activities are perfect for your trip.

Know Your Price Range

Knowing your budget is the first step in choosing which things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are best for your family. To save money on your trip, make sure you use our coupons. It’s also helpful to stop by a visitor center and pick up some free brochures and visitor guides. These guides will usually contain coupons for area restaurants and attractions.

Consider Age Group

Once you know how much you are able to spend on your vacation activities, you can begin to narrow your search. Luckily, attractions in the Smoky Mountains are perfect for entire families. Although, some are probably better for different age groups. If you have a mixed age group, some of the most popular things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with families include Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Dollywood and dinner shows. These attractions will spark imaginations and create lasting memories for everyone.

Be Adventurous

Remember that a vacation can be relaxing and adventurous! When you are choosing which activities are best for your family, try something new. If you’ve already visited certain attractions, do something your whole family has never done! If you have never hiked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take the family into the great outdoors and you will be stunned with the beauty of the Smokies! Also try visiting some of the festivals and events in the area for something a little different for your vacation.

Watch the Weather

The weather can make a difference in which activities you choose on your vacation. If there is a possibility that it’s going to be rainy or chilly during your vacation, have a back-up plan! On rainy days, spend some extra time in your cabin or take advantage of indoor activities like shopping and blacklight mini golf. If you are determined to be outside, the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is a thrill ride for the whole family, and is open rain or shine!

Choosing which things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge should be fun for the entire family! Use Visit My Smokies’ website for a complete list of all of the great Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg attractions, to help you plan your trip to the Smoky Mountains.