For many of us, planning a family vacation is too much like a Chevy Chase movie—the parents can’t wait to get in the car, while the kids only ask, “Do we have to go?” Especially if you have older kids, planning a vacation that sounds fun for the whole family can be difficult. But when you bring your family to the Smokies, your kids—even your hard-to-please teenagers—will have plenty of reasons to get excited. Here are at least three:
- The Smokies has a variety of teen-friendly activities.
Likely, your kids, as they have gotten older, have developed their own distinct personalities. Maybe you have one son who is into nature and another son who is into cars. Maybe you have a daughter who’s more of a Tomboy or a daughter who’s obsessed with horses. No matter what your kids are into, the Smokies has something to keep them entertained.
For the outdoorsy types, try a Smoky Mountain Jeep Rental and cruise through the Smokies in style. Or you can try the Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride—an indoor boat adventure through a 700,000-square-foot animatronic dinosaur park. A hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is always a fun way of enjoying the great outdoors as a family, but hiking is not your only option. Plan for a hayride or whitewater rafting or horseback riding, depending on what your teens are into.
- The Smokies is full of teen-friendly attractions.
If hanging out outside just doesn’t cut it for your teens, no problem! In the Smokies, you can find dozens of teen-friendly attractions, where they can have just as much fun—if not more! Try a Ripley’s attraction like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies or Ripley’s Odditorium to impress your teenagers with amazing exhibits you won’t find anywhere else. Another fan-favorite attraction for families is Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country. You can find thrilling roller coasters and water slides for your oldest kids as well as live entertainment, museums, and more!
If you’re looking for a place where your teens can entertain themselves for several hours, try an attraction like the Lazer Port Fun Center. Go-carts, laser tag, and mini golf are just some of the fun activities your kids will find at this exciting attraction. If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that they won’t be begging you to take them back home!
- The Smokies has cabins your teens will never want to leave!
Not every cabin in the Smokies is teen-friendly, but the cabins you’ll find with Pigeon Forge Cabins certainly are! We have cabins loaded with top-of-the-line amenities that will not only impress your teenagers, but keep them entertained throughout your stay in the Smokies. With Pigeon Forge Cabins, you can choose from all of the following:
- Internet access
- Indoor poos
- Community pool access
- Game tables (including pool tables, foosball tables, and arcade consoles)
- Home theaters
If that’s not enough, many of our cabins come with big-screen TVs, Blu-ray or DVD players (or both), gaming consoles, and plenty of space so everyone in the cabin has room to have a great time! Although there’s plenty to do and see in the Smokies, when you stay in one of our fun-filled cabins, fun is waiting for you just inside your front door!
If you would like more information about our cabins and/or the amenities they come with, don’t hesitate to call our reservation specialists today. They will happily assist you with finding the cabin that’s perfect for your family vacation. We want your stay in the Smokies to be an experience everyone in your family will love and remember for a lifetime!