As the winter slowly winds down, it is time to “think spring” and make your spring break plans! If you are looking for the perfect family friendly destination in the Smoky Mountains, there is no better place for spring break than Gatlinburg! With everything from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to miniature golf, mountain coasters and a world class aquarium, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Here are the top 4 reasons why families love spending spring break in Gatlinburg:
1. Pleasant Weather
The spring season is one of the most pleasant times to be in the Smoky Mountains. The weather is comfortable for hiking and other outdoor activities. The daytime temperatures often reach 70 degrees and occasionally even 80 degrees, making it a delightful time to stroll through downtown Gatlinburg or to explore the scenic trails at the national park. There is nothing quite like the feeling of warm sunshine on your face after several months of chilly winter weather!
2. Fun Spring Events
Another reason that families love spending spring break in Gatlinburg is because there are tons of fun spring events taking place throughout the area! With everything from car shows to craft shows, you are sure to find an event that appeals to you! One of the most popular spring events is the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, which takes place in the national park in late April. This is a popular annual event that features guided walks, exhibits and other learning opportunities to explore the region’s rich natural and cultural resources.
3. All Attractions Are Open for Business
Much like the famous Smoky Mountain black bear, some attractions in Gatlinburg “hibernate” during the winter. This is due to cold weather and a lower number of visitors. The awesome news is that all Gatlinburg attractions are open for business during the spring months! Whether you want to play a round of miniature golf at Hillbilly Golf, climb the rock wall at Ober Gatlinburg or head up to Pigeon Forge for a day at Dollywood, the opportunities for fun in the spring are virtually endless!
4. Easy on Your Budget
While many conventional spring break destinations often require air travel, car rentals and overpriced resorts, you can spend a fraction of that price by spending spring break in Gatlinburg! The region is easily accessible from most parts of the eastern United States. This makes Gatlinburg the ideal destination for a fun-filled road trip with your family!
Where to Stay
Make the most of your family’s spring break getaway with a stay at Chalet Village! We have a wide variety of cabins that can accommodate families of all sizes. All of our vacation rentals are situated in scenic locations where you can enjoy the beauty of the mountains. However, they are still just minutes from all of the action of downtown Gatlinburg! While staying with us, enjoy all types of wonderful amenities including private decks, fully equipped kitchens, soothing hot tubs, game rooms and more!
Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to plan your spring break in Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing your family soon at Chalet Village!