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Top 5 Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains in February

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December 28, 2020

Just because February is the shortest month of the year doesn’t mean that it is without fun and exciting activities and things for visitors to enjoy in the Smokies. There are so many fun things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in February! The weather in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg may be cold, but there are plenty of activities both indoors and outdoors you can still enjoy. Start planning your family’s next adventure to the area today by learning about a few of the many exciting things to do in the Smoky Mountains in February.

1. Enjoy a Romantic Weekend

February is the month of love and romance, so why not treat yourself and your special someone to a romantic weekend in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg? You and your significant other can unwind in front of a cozy fire or in a relaxing rocking chair while looking out to the scenic Smoky Mountains. At Timber Tops, we offer a wide range of secluded 1 bedroom cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. These cabins come with everything you need and more to enjoy a relaxing stay with your sweetheart. If you want to do something fun and unique together in town, check out these old time photo shops!

2. Visit the Titanic Museum

outside of titanic pigeon forge museum

February is Sweetheart Month at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge! The museum celebrates love and romance all month long by honoring couples in special ways. It’s the perfect month to hold your proposal, wedding or vow renewal right on the Grand Staircase. If you’re in town for Valentine’s Day, don’t miss the museum’s First Class Valentine’s Dinner! Couples can enjoy a romantic dinner in the Titanic’s “secret” dining room. There are difference packages available that include things like a tour of the museum, being serenaded by a 100+ year old piano, or dining right on the Grand Staircase. The Titanic is the most romantic place to be in Pigeon Forge in February.

3. Winterfest

Although Christmas has already come and gone for another year doesn’t mean that it’s too late to enjoy the magical charm and twinkling lights of winter in the Smokies. Winterfest still runs through most of February, meaning you have one last chance to enjoy everything it has to offer! If you’re in Gatlinburg in February, you’ll love sip hot chocolate as you stroll down the Gatlinburg Parkway and take in all the beautiful lights. If you visit Pigeon Forge in February, you can enjoy the beautiful sights from the comfort of your car as you drive down the Pigeon Forge Parkway!

4. Go Skiing

Skiing at ober gatlinburg

Are you interested in hitting the slopes this winter? Visit Ober Gatlinburg in February! Ober Gatlinburg is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg in February. Whether you ski every winter or this will be your first time, Ober Gatlinburg is a great place for a snowy outdoor adventure. Appealing to skiers, snowboarders and ice skaters, the Gatlinburg ski resort provides fun for everyone. If you’re new to the slopes, don’t worry! Ober has qualified instructors who will have you feeling like a pro in no time. If skiing and snowboarding isn’t your thing, try snow tubing! The snow tubing lanes at Ober Gatlinburg are one of the most fun activities to enjoy in February. You can also go ice skating on their indoor rink, or try their Ice Bumper Cars attraction. There is so much winter fun to be had at this Gatlinburg attraction.

5. Hiking

Hiking in the Smoky Mountains is beautiful no matter what time of year you go. The perks of hitting the trails in February, however, is that you won’t have to deal with as many crowds as you would during the warmer months. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge weather in February is frigid, so please keep in mind that we do recommend hikers prepare appropriately for winter hiking, including wearing wind and water resident clothing that is also well-insulated to keep you warm. Some of the most popular trails to hike in the winter are the Laurel Falls Trail, Alum Cave Trail, and the Gatlinburg Trail. To learn more about winter hiking tips, read our blog on winter hiking in the Smoky Mountains.

More Things to Do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in February

These are just some of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in February. The truth is, you’ll have so many exciting options for ways to stay entertained during this month. If you want to enjoy fewer crowds and less traffic, this is the best time to visit! From shops, to attractions, to restaurants, you can experience it all in the Smokies in February!

With so many fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in February, what are you waiting for? Come join the adventure today by taking a look at all our available cabin rentals and booking your stay.

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