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Your Guide to Spending Spring in the Smoky Mountains

March 21, 2024

Spring in the Smokies is a special time of year. The area comes to life with warmer temperatures, budding wildflowers, and endless opportunities for family fun. While there’s no bad time of year to visit the Smoky Mountains, Spring is perfect for those looking to enjoy all the excitement before the summer crowds arrive. Come escape to the Smokies for Spring Break! Here’s your guide to spending spring in the Smoky Mountains:

Bringing Your Family

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Everything is more special when you spend it with the people you love! When you’re searching for a family-friendly destination for Spring Break, the Smoky Mountains are the best place to be. Kids of all ages will find something to love in the area, whether it’s fun-filled attractions or outdoor adventures. There are also plenty of things to do for larger groups, so families both big and small can enjoy the magic of the mountains. If you plan to bring a big group of family members, keep an eye out for group discounts at area attractions! We offer special group pricing at our dinner show for groups of 20 or more people. You’ll create long-lasting memories with your loved ones while you’re here, and there are so many great opportunities for family photos as well!

Exploring the Great Outdoors

Spring is one of the best times of the year to be outside! Average spring temperatures tend to be cooler in the mornings and evenings, and pleasant throughout the day. That means you can enjoy some of your favorite outdoor activities without being too hot or too cold. When it comes to spending time outside, we recommend dressing in layers wherever you go to guarantee you’re comfortable. Some of the most popular outdoor adventures during the spring are hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, zip lining, and white water rafting. We recommend going for a hike that offers beautiful views and the opportunity to see wildlife! Depending on the time you visit and trail you hike, you may get to see cascading waterfalls, black bears, white-tailed deer, gorgeous waterfalls, and more. Popular spring hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains are Porters Creek Trail, Andrews Bald, and Alum Cave Trail.

Enjoying Our Pigeon Forge Show

pirates doing acrobatics at Pirates Voyage

One of the best ways to spend your spring vacation in the Smoky Mountains is to visit our Pigeon Forge show! Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show provides an unforgettable evening for everyone who visits. Kids, teens, adults, and seniors are all captivated by the pirate fun and adventure at our dinner attraction. When you visit in the spring, you’ll get to be some of the first to see our show during its new season! We recommend arriving early so you can Join the Crew! Be transformed into a swashbuckling pirate or a beautiful mermaid with our pre-show makeover. You’ll feel like you’re a part of the cast! Our action-packed show features sword fights, pyrotechnics, acrobatics, high-diving, animal tricks, and more. The high seas escapades and romance will captivate the audience from the moment the show begins to the moment it ends. While you watch, enjoy a delicious pirate feast of Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, a Buccaneer Biscuit, Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken, Swashbucklin’ Sugar-Cured Ham, Cob O’ Buttery Corn, Apple O’ Me Eye Pie, and our recent addition, Matey’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese. It’s enough to satisfy the most hungry of pirates and landlubbers. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the gift shop for a special Spring Break souvenir!

Now that you know more about spending spring in the Smoky Mountains, we’re confident you’ll have a great trip. If you’re looking for more things to do while you’re here, check out these 3 dinner theaters in Pigeon Forge you have to visit!

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