Winter is right around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your family’s trip to the Smoky Mountains. Just because the weather is chilly doesn’t mean that you can’t have a blast, and to help you plan we’ve put together a list of the top 4 winter activities in Gatlinburg TN that you and your kids will love!
1. Spend a Day at Dollywood
One of the most popular winter activities in Gatlinburg TN is spending a day visiting Dollywood. While rollercoasters, bumper cars and lots of delicious food make this southern staple fun all year long, the twinkling Christmas lights, festive decorations and holiday shows make winter an especially magical time to spend a day at this country themed amusement park. And if you buy your day passes after 3 pm, your family will get to come back to the park the next day free of charge, so plan on making it a whole weekend excursion!
If you’re looking for winter activities in Gatlinburg TN that are both educational and tons of fun, there are lots of great Gatlinburg TN museums to check out. And don’t worry, your kids won’t get bored because these museums are entertaining for people of all ages!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is the only place in the world to see shrunken heads and robots, crazy sculptures and artwork and experience hands-on interactive exhibits!
If you love movies featuring fast, flashy cars, you’ll love the Hollywood Star Cars Museum. A couple featured cars are the DeLorean from Back to the Future and Sir Paul McCartney’s Cadillac!
For an experience that you can only have in Gatlinburg TN, visit the Gatlinburg Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum! That’s right, this is a museum featuring over 20,000 salt and pepper shaker sets from all over the world!
3. Go Skiing or Snow Tubing at Ober
Spending the day skiing and snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg is the most classic and well known of all winter activities in Gatlinburg TN. There are instructional courses if you’re a skiing beginner, as well as ski slopes for all levels from beginner to expert.
If you like the idea of playing in the snow but don’t want to ski or snowboard, you and your kids will have a blast snow tubing! You get 90 minutes of non-stop tubing fun! You can also spend the afternoon enjoying Ober Gatlinburg’s other family friendly activities like ice skating, riding the scenic skylift, playing mini golf and even experiencing a wildlife encounter!
When you’re worn out from all these awesome winter activities in Gatlinburg TN, head back to your Gatlinburg TN cabin for a fun and relaxing retreat. Our cabins have everything needed, such as fully loaded game rooms and theater rooms, to keep your kids happily entertained while you spend some time relaxing, unwinding and enjoying the beautiful winter scenery around you. You can relax on the couch in front of the fireplace, curl up with a cozy blanket and a favorite book or enjoy a drink while soaking in the bubbling hot tub on your cabin’s deck. No matter how you choose to spend your time in your cabin, we promise you the peaceful weekend you’ve been craving.
To ensure you both a relaxing and also affordable weekend in our Gatlinburg TN cabins, we always have seasonal specials and savings to help you make the most of your vacation budget. Check them out, and book your family’s trip today!