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4 Tips for Traveling With Young Kids on Your Gatlinburg Vacation

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October 27, 2014

Taking a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains is a fun and relaxing time for the whole family. A Gatlinburg vacation offers many activities for families traveling with young children. If you will be bringing your kids, here are four tips to ensure that everyone has a great time:

(See Also: Get in the Christmas Spirit With Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees)

1. Explore the Area’s Natural Beauty With Your Kids

The Great Smoky Mountain area offers some of the nation’s most beautiful and pristine wilderness. Many of our cabins offer spectacular views of mountains and forests. You can take the kids hiking, boating or fishing nearby. This is the perfect opportunity to instill a love of nature in your kids.

2. Take Advantage of the Fun Activities in Gatlinburg

Family on a hike

Gatlinburg offers many fun and family friendly attractions. Kids will love visiting Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. The area also has many other activities that are perfect for family outings, such as miniature golf and the Gatlinburg Sky Lift.

3. Give Your Kids Some Nap Time

Remember that kids need downtime to recharge. Sometimes kids don’t even realize they are tired and need to be reminded that they need

Remember that kids need downtime to recharge. Sometimes kids don’t even realize they are tired and need to be reminded that they need a break from activity every so often. Our cabins are comfortable and come in many sizes and styles to accommodate anyone’s needs. Some of our cabins have cozy sleeping lofts, which are ideal for afternoon naps.

4. Make Sure Kids Have Plenty of Diversions

When bringing kids along on your Gatlinburg vacation, it’s always a good idea to bring books, toys and gadgets that will keep them entertained. Many of our cabins provide additional amusements, such as internet access, home theaters, and arcade games. This will ensure that your kids always have something to do.

If you need more tips, take a look at this guide to preparing for your next Gatlinburg vacation! Also, take a look at our collection of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins with arcade games to start planning your trip to the Smokies!

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