Prepare for Your Pigeon
Forge Vacation by Caitlin Moore
National Park enthusiasts
know it, country music fans love it, and adventurous vacationers should
make an effort to visit at some point or another. Eastern Tennessee, namely
the town of Pigeon Forge, is a fun-filled and family-friendly place to
relocate for a few days. Between the natural beauty of the wilderness and
the lively music-themed activities, thereís enough to see and do for everyone
in your group to have a ball for the duration of your hard-earned trip.
Starting with the park of
all parks, which contains the bulk of the Great Smoky Mountains along with
all their mystique and allure, youíll be surprised by the feeling of release
that comes over you as soon as youíve set foot in this wonderland of scenic
loveliness and bustling wildlife. The Smokies welcome travelers with open
arms, offering opportunities for diversions of all kinds. Weekenders and
seasoned outdoors people will both have their urges sated, just wait.
Fly fishing, white water
rafting, and hiking on a choice few of the 800 or so miles of hiking trails
will cause you to forget all about your piles of paperwork and your daily
commute. Tying up your boots and hitting the trail will do wonders for
your soulís comfort and will allow you to spend quality time with the people
you love in one of the countryís most treasured National Parks. Each year,
more visitors hit this one than any other, a fact youíll soon come to fully
If you feel the need to rejoin
humanity after this immersion into nature, plenty of places will be calling
your name. Speaking of names, the most well-known around here is Dolly
Parton. Donít leave without joining your fellow man in worshipping her
image (or at least having a good time) at Dollywood. This theme park is
multi-dimensional; not only are there dozens of rides to make you laugh
and scream, there are also constant musical offerings and frequent festivals.
Bluegrass, gospel, country and mountain music will all delight your ears
and complete the atmosphere of this culturally unique place to be. Come
see about Dolly to truly appreciate Pigeon Forge.
Keep the fun going by visiting
the other theme parks, playing mini-golf, racing go-karts, taking a helicopter
ride, or stopping by the Elvis museum. About 40 distinct attractions will
compete for your attention, so take a family vote and save time to visit
the top choices. Shopping will also tempt you, as an array of outlet stores,
antique shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques are on display. Practice restraint
or go all out, itís safe to say youíll head home with something youíve
picked up along the way.
Pigeon Forge will certainly
keep you well fed. From Southern favorites to recognizable chains, the
restaurants are varied and eager to serve up a hearty meal to you and your
hungriest traveling companions. Be it a quick BBQ sandwich or a full plate
with a side of cornbread, go ahead and indulge in what youíve been craving.
Diets donít really work very well on vacation, so quit counting calories
for once and just enjoy yourself.
Dinner theatre, magic shows
and comedy acts will fill your nights and entertain you with the energy
shown by any other popular vacation spot in the country. Depending on when
you arrive, you may be privy to a special event as well. The Smoky Mountains
Storytelling Festival is an intriguing tradition, as is Wilderness Wildlife
Week. Some people may be inclined to yawn at the thought of visiting Tennessee,
but after getting to know Pigeon Forge, youíll be able to set them straight.
Make the trip a little more
special by opting to choose a Pigeon Forge Vacation Rental as the place
you unpack your bags. These log cabins and charming cottages tucked away
into the woods are a dream come true for tired travelers, and are practically
guaranteed to remove stress and strain from the equation. Ample amenities
from the kitchen to the patio will make the deal even sweeter, so entertain
this option as you start to plan your trip.
Pigeon Forge has what it
takes to stand among more glamorous destinations, a phenomenon you should
certainly explore sometime soon.
as you start to plan your next fabulous vacation.