Top 4 Ways to Enjoy a Budget-Friendly Vacation in the Smoky Mountains
One of the fabulous things about a vacation to the Smoky Mountains is that you can have a blast without spending a fortune! In fact, you’ll be surprised to discover how many things you can do throughout the area that are inexpensive or even free! Whether you are trying to stick to a budget or just love saving a few bucks, you won’t want to miss our insider tips on getting the best value out of your trip to the Smokies! Here are the top 4 ways to enjoy a budget-friendly vacation in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Spend a Few Days Exploring the National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the few national parks in the country that offers a free admission, so take advantage of this opportunity to explore the park’s hiking trails and scenic roadways! The only thing you’ll need to purchase for a nominal fee is a parking tag, which is required if you plan to park anywhere within the national park for more than 15 minutes. We suggest starting your day in one of the excellent visitor centers, where you can pick up park maps, talk to a ranger, enjoy free natural history exhibits, and more!
2. Share a Cabin Rental With Friends and Family
When you’re planning a vacation in the Smoky Mountains, you’ll find that there are a wide variety of lodging options available including campgrounds, hotels, condos, and cabin rentals! While the hotels along the Parkway are convenient, you can actually save money by sharing a multi-bedroom cabin with your friends and family members! You’ll not only get to enjoy the ambiance of a charming cabin rental, but fun and convenient amenities such as private decks with scenic views, fully equipped kitchens, bubbling hot tubs, and game rooms!
3. Attend a Performance of Our Award Winning Show
No vacation to the Smoky Mountains is complete without an evening of entertainment, so don’t miss a performance of our award-winning show! We not only offer the best show in the Smokies but an incredible value with affordable ticket prices and free admission for children 12 and under with a paying adult! Our dazzling show features music ranging from old country favorites and gospel to modern hits and patriotic playlists for a performance the whole family will love! All the action takes place in our 1,500-seat multi-million dollar theater, complete with state-of-the-art sound and lighting!
4. Enjoy a Day of Window Shopping
Even if you don’t plan to purchase any souvenirs during your vacation in the Smoky Mountains, you’ll love window shopping at some of the area’s unique stores! The Island in Pigeon Forge features over 40 specialty shops and a free fountain show that is choreographed to music and amusement rides for the kids! You’ll also want to visit the Old Mill Shops, a popular Pigeon Forge destination with a country store, candy shop, and a historic gristmill! If you’re heading to Gatlinburg, enjoy browsing the European-themed Village Shops!
Check out all of the information about our Pigeon Forge show today to make the most of your vacation in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you this season!