Winter break is almost here and it’s a great time for a family vacation. Pigeon Forge is called the Center of Fun in the Smokies for a reason and you will find plenty to do for everyone, from the little ones to those hard-to-please teenagers. Here are some ideas to help make your winter break vacation with your family a memorable one.
Enjoy Great Views of the Smokies from a Cabin or Chalet
Stay in an area cabin or chalet and enjoy all things outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains. Cabins offer amazing views of nature as well as cozy times with your family on a large porch or by the fireplace. Spend some outdoor time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take the older kids on a hike and do some nature exploring, or take the family for a drive through Cades Cove and make stops at each of the sites to soak in the history. Explore the Sugarland Visitors Center and learn even more about the area.
Relax in a Luxury Resort near Dollywood
Plan a stay at Riverstone Resort and Spa. Located just one mile from Dollywood, it makes it easy to head out and enjoy Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas and all of the fun holiday activities that will be going on. Ride some rides, see some shows, eat great food, and revel in the beauty of the season. Be sure to check out their newest addition, Glacier Ridge, for a fun winter wonderland experience. Dollywood is a great place for all ages and is very magical this time of year!
Stay Close to the Action in a Hotel Near the Parkway
If you have small children with you and would rather be near the fun on the Parkway, try staying at Music Road Resort Inn or Music Road Resort Hotel. Their accommodations are very affordable and family-friendly. Enjoy attractions like WonderWorks or Crave, the sweetest miniature golf around, and then head back to the hotel for a quick nap. Afterward, catch an afternoon matinee at one of the Christmas shows, A Comedy Barn Christmas or Hatfield & McCoy’s Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud. Later, eat a delicious family style meal of the best Southern food around at Mama’s Farmhouse where kids 5 and under eat free!
No matter what you are looking for this winter break, Pigeon Forge has it all and will make time with your family extra special!