What an interesting year it has been thus far with crazy weather in the mountains! Literally, in one week, you could wear shorts one day, and build a snowman a little later. Of course, you can always kick back by the crackling fireplace or in the swirling hot tub of your Smoky mountain cabin rental. But what is a tourist to do when the weather does not cooperate with your original plans? Here are a few ideas for activities not impacted by the weather.
Incredible Christmas Place
1. Go shopping-there are multiple locations throughout the county that are large, indoor establishments to explore. Try the Incredible Christmas Place complex in Pigeon Forge to get in a holiday mood any time of the year. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Kodak can satisfy the actively adventurous. Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville is an interesting stop as the world’s largest knife showplace with every imaginable blade available for purchase. Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Center in Sevierville is not an enclosed mall, but has covered sidewalks in front of all stores, with the added bonus that shopper volume is lighter on rainy days.
2. Choose a theater-take in a current movie at the Forge Cinema at Waldens Landing in Pigeon Forge. Or try one of the several music shows in the area like Country Tonite theater. You can also have dinner with your entertainment at attractions like Dixie Stampede or Lumberjack Feud. All theaters offer comfortable amenities while the weather is frightful outside.
3. Take a family afternoon field trip-Enjoy all the aquatic animals indoors at highly acclaimed Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg. Or choose to meet some exotic animals and reptiles at Rainforest Adventures in Sevierville. Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge is also a great place to play with interactive hands-on exhibits throughout. You can scoot through any of these quite quickly or slow down and enjoy a relaxing pace while exploring.
So, don’t let a little lack of sunshine bring you down, or hold you back from fun in the Smokies. These are just a few of our favorite locations to enjoy whatever the weather, and there are certainly many more to choose from. Just ask any of us at Volunteer Cabin Rentals for suggestions for activities that you want to find. Don’t fret; spring is just around the corner, when the hillsides begin to show off their beautiful floral splendor that you won’t want to miss. We look forward to you staying with us soon.