Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow on Groundhog Day, so you know what that means — it is time to put those jackets away and start planning your Smoky Mountain Spring Break vacation! Spring is just around the corner, and the Smoky Mountain area offers so much to see and do for every member of the family. With endless lodging, shopping, dining and entertainment options, the Smoky Mountains provide the perfect setting for a fun-filled Spring Break that won’t break the bank. If you need more convincing, take a look at some of the reasons the Smokies are the perfect destination for your family:

1. Lodging Galore

Lodging Galore in the Smoky MountainsWhile many Spring Break destinations typically offer only crowded, high-rise, condo-like accommodations that are often overpriced, underwhelming and anything but relaxing, the enormous number of lodging options in the Smokies provides a unique experience that can be tailored to fit the needs and interests of any size group. Private cabins are available in numerous areas throughout the Smoky Mountains with the ability to house 2-24 during your stay.

Our Smoky Mountain Spring Break cabins offer great amenities for families including fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, pool tables/game rooms and swimming pool access. We even offer pet friendly units so you can bring your furry friends along too!

2. Free Family Fun

Free Family FunWho said vacations have to break the bank? The Smokies offer many free or low-cost ways to spend your day. Many of the area’s most popular sightseeing spots are free of admission, including Cades Cove, Clingman’s Dome, the Sugarlands Visitor Center, Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum and Newfound Gap Road. Several area festivals also offer free admission, and many of the restaurants at The Island have free live music in the evening throughout the week. Arrive after 3 p.m. and the next day is free at Dollywood – a day and a half of fun for one day’s paid admission is quite the steal. Additionally, many of the area’s most popular shows offer free admission for a child with the purchase of an adult ticket, including the Smokies’ most popular show, Country Tonite.

Click here to learn about more of our favorite Smoky Mountain Spring Break attractions!

3. Shop Till You Drop

Shop Till You DropThe Smoky Mountain area is home to more than 300 shops and boutiques that house unique-to-the-area items such as handcrafted pottery, furniture and jewelry, as well as one of a kind gifts and souvenirs. Pigeon Forge is also home to an open-air Tanger Outlet Mall featuring high-end shopping options such as Michael Kors and Coach, as well as apparel selections for the whole family including: North Face, Francesca’s, The Children’s Place, Polo Ralph Lauren and much more! At the end of the day, drop your bags at the door, kick off your shoes, and unwind with a glass of wine from one of the area’s many local wineries, or pour up some moonshine from one of East Tennessee’s favorite local distilleries.

When you’re looking to plan your Smoky Mountain Spring Break, whether you have young children, teenagers or something in between, we know you can find a cabin rental that will meet your needs! Be sure to check out our Smoky Mountain Spring Break cabin rentals to find the perfect cabin for your getaway!