July 14, 2009

Spend a Family Vacation at Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have been a family vacation destination for decades. Whether for a vacation or a weekend getaway you will find it hard to run out of things to do during your visit. Whatever time of year it may be this area is recognized as a great kid friendly family vacation destination.

Nestled in the Smokies these two locations feature many different attractions that includetheme parks, miniature golf, recreational activities, variety shows just to name a few. With the enormous amount of activities to take in you will be sure to find things enjoyable for all members of your family. And, while there is so much to do you will still be able to stay within the family budget.

When making the trip to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge you may first think to stay in a hotel, but don't rule out staying in a cabin. These cabins are amazing with the fine amenities they feature, such as hot tubs, flat screen televisions, pool tables and modern kitchen appliances. They are well decorated and really make you feel at home. And, with most cabins up in the mountains they will feature spectacular views of the Smokies. As you check into your cabin options you will see that they have their rustic appeal of living in the woods with modern conveniences.

In Pigeon Forge probably the top one is Dollywood. This 125 acre theme park is filled with thrilling rides, live entertainment, great music and much, much more. Or if a water park is in your plans visit Splash Country, which is located close to Dollywood. Splash Country has many family attractions from a tube ride down a lazy river to white-water rafting. Pigeon Forge also has 6 outlet malls for the shopping enthusiasts in the family and along Pigeon Forge Parkway you will find more family attractions that include go-carts, bumper boats, miniature golf and numerous restaurants to enjoy. And also plenty of more shopping opportunities.

While in Gatlinburg, a very popular family attraction is Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. This 1.4 million gallon aquarium features thousands of different creatures from all around the world. Plan to spend a couple of hours to fully take in this attraction. And if mountain views are in your plans, then make your way to Ober Gatlinburg for a spectacular ride up the side of the mountain At the top is an amusement park for the kids to enjoy. Gatlinburg also features horseback riding, museums, amusement parks, championship golf courses, specialty shops and so much more.

Regardless of your age, people who come to experience Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge will find something to enjoy. It's all here waiting for you and your family so start your planning today!

Doug Maxwell is an online marketer of family vacation ideas as well as high quality products at great prices with exceptional service. Check out our blog for family travel ideas at Family Vacation Deals.

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