By Leif Palmer
Although the Christmas rush is done, there's still lots of fun to be had in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. From skiing to exploring and snuggling close with your honey, you'll find this family-friendly hotspot offers a bit of everything!
If you love to ski, you won't want to miss this legendary attraction. With slopes for beginners through advanced, there's plenty of challenge for everyone. There's also a range of other activities to delight your entire family from snowboarding, snow tubing, and alpine sliding to ice skating, arcade gaming, even a retro carousel.
The Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg area offers lots of other family-friendly things to do including….
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - Explore a thrilling shark lagoon, a fascinating ocean exhibit, and much more. Plus, be sure to experience the aquarium's famous interactive adventures, such as Penguin Encounter and Splash with the Stingrays. (Yes, you can actually pet a stingray!)
Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for a long romantic weekend. Consider taking in a fabulous show such as The Comedy Barn, a clean comedy show that features stand-up comedians to fire eaters, jugglers, ventriloquists and trained animal performers.
Before or after the event, dine out with your sweetie at one of the area's many fine restaurants. While country cookin' is a local favorite, you'll also find a wide range of cuisine including classic steak & seafood, Cuban, Mexican, Italian, and more.
Love spectacular views? Take one of the Great Smoky Mountain Helicopter Tours for a thrilling aerial look at some of America's most beautiful country. You've never seen the mountains quite like this before!
Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Explore the gorgeous trails, waterfalls, and lookout points at 6,800-acre Cades Cove. You'll find a trail for every hiker, from novice to advanced, all set amid breathtaking beauty and mountain serenity. And remember, at this time of year, when the leaves are off the trees, you can literally see for miles.
What better way to spend your mountain getaway than in a fully furnished Tennessee cabin? Choose from a wide range of bed / bath options, with all the comforts and amenities you desire, from whirlpool baths to big-screen TVs.
The holidays may be over, but there is still fun to be had in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Make plans now for a fun-filled Smoky Mountain getaway.
About Leif Palmer
Leif Palmer loves residing in east Tennessee. He is an avid outdoorsman: rowing for exercise on the lake, trail hiking, and free climbing rocks in the mountains. He indulges his arty side by periodically beating up pieces of marble by sculpting. He is always frustrated by his inability to sink long putts, and hates his curly hair (but his wife loves it). Leif has been known to muster enough courage to change a diaper, and hopes his son will become a chip off the old block.