5 Reasons to Head to Pigeon Forge this Summer
As summer nears, many families start planning their beach vacations. It’s usually the first location that comes to mind when school is winding down, because it’s hot and you want to cool off in the pool or the ocean. But I would propose a new destination that won’t leave you wanting. It’s a place where you’ll find attractions fit for the whole family, activities the kids will love, restaurants to fit every taste, and lots of great places to cool off. It’s Pigeon Forge! So, whether you’re looking to get away for a fun family vacation or a romantic couple’s escape, here are five reasons you should visit Pigeon Forge this summer!
You can feed the whole family.
No matter how many people you’ll be vacationing with, be it just that special someone for a romantic getaway or tons of family and friends for a family reunion or church retreat, you’ll find foods to meet every taste. There are dozens of restaurants along the Parkway, spanning the globe in menu options. Choose from American, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, and German, just to name a few. Because it’s Tennessee, Southern comfort foods are obviously in full supply. But another favorite in the area is breakfast. You’ll have your pick of pancake houses, all serving up a variety of favorites. Fill up on stacks of fluffy pancakes, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, homemade jams and jellies, eggs, and more. After meals, don’t forget dessert. You can’t go far along the Parkway without finding something sweet, from cupcakes and frozen yogurt to donuts and specialty chocolates. With so many options, you truly can find something for everyone.
You can keep cool.
You don’t have to go to the beach to stay cool in the water this summer. Pigeon Forge offers several great places to cool off. If you want your privacy, check out our cabins with private pools. They’re the ultimate luxury for a summer vacation. Many of our cabins also offer community pool access, some both indoor and outdoor. No matter where you stay, you can always spend a day at Dollywood’s Splash Country, which offers rides and water features that will please everyone from the energetic little ones to the adults who want to just relax.
You’ll make amazing memories.
During your stay in Pigeon Forge, you’ll find yourself forgetting about everyday stresses and slowing down a bit. You’ll have more quality time with family and friends, which means you’ll have many opportunities to make some great memories. When you head home, you’ll remember the times you spend chatting around the fire, playing pool, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or exploring downtown.
You can reignite the sparks.
Remember how you felt the moment you met that special someone? You had butterflies in your stomach, everything felt new, and you wanted to spend every waking moment with him or her. Maybe you’ve been with that person for years now, or maybe you just have a special moment in your relationship coming up. Either way, Pigeon Forge can help you reignite the sparks of your love. Local chapels (and the Titanic Museum Attraction) provide opportunities to renew vows. They are set in front of the backdrop of the beautiful Smoky Mountains; some are tucked away in the woods, and some are high atop the mountains. You could also spend a day touring and tasting at a local winery, sit back and enjoy a dinner show, or have a romantic soak in the indoor jetted tub or outdoor hot tub at your cabin.
You’ll have fun!
One of the things that brings so many visitors to Pigeon Forge is its variety of fun attractions. The buzzing Parkway is home to miniature golf, arcades, laser tag, go karts, and unique places such as the Hollywood Wax Museum and WonderWorks. If your idea of fun is a little more grown up, tour one of the local wineries or check out some of the local bars that have game tables and big screen TVs. You can even stay entertained without leaving the cabin. Choose a cabin with a private home theater or rec room, and you’ll be set!