The mountains are worth exploring any time of year, but there’s something about springtime that makes the Great Smokies more fun to visit. The wildflowers are in bloom, the wildlife is on display and the weather is beautiful. If you’re thinking about taking a trip with a couple of your closest friends, here are a few things to do in Pigeon Forge this spring that will make your girlfriend getaway one you’ll be talking about for years.
1. Wine Down
There are several wineries in the Pigeon Forge area that are part of the Rocky Top Wine Trail, so take your pick and visit a couple to experience the taste of authentic mountain wine. Five wineries and one distillery make up the trail, which features 70 varieties of wine and moonshine for your sampling pleasure. Pick up a Rocky Top Wine Trail Passport at your first stop. Have it stamped at each of the facilities and receive a free give on your third and final stop.
2. Shopping Spree
One thing Pigeon Forge is known for is its fantastic shopping. With Tanger Five Oaks, the shops at The Island, and the shops at The Old Mill, plus a slew of others, there are more than 300 stores, boutiques, and outlet shops to visit during your getaway. You and your friends will have a blast shopping for jewelry, trying on springtime fashions, and browsing the shops for the perfect souvenirs to bring home.
3. Spa Day
Take some time to relax while you’re in the Smokies, and get a manicure, pedicure, massage, or facial. You’ll feel rejuvenated after a day of being pampered, and you’ll be ready to have some more adventures. There are several spas and massage therapists in the area to choose from, offering an array of services to fit your girlfriend getaway needs.
4. Wildflower Walks
The Great Smoky Mountains are well known as a preserve for wildflowers. If you’re looking for things to do in Pigeon Forge this spring, a wildflower walk should be at the top of your list. The National Park Service has already put together a suggested list of hiking trails that offer the best views of springtime wildflowers. With more than 1,500 flowering plants in the park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more wildflowers than any other park in the country. That might be why the park is often referred to as the “Wildflower National Park.”
5. Have a Few Laughs
The Comedy Barn is within walking distance of our hotel, so if you’re looking for a fun night out with the girls, it’s a good option. For more than 20 years, this venue has been entertaining audiences with clean comedy theater, which is probably why it keeps winning awards. With ventriloquists, live music, jugglers, and magicians on stage, you’re in for a comical performance that’s guaranteed to make you and your friends laugh.
If you’re looking for a weekend of shopping, relaxation, laughter and some time in the great outdoors, you need a girlfriend getaway to the Smoky Mountains. There are plenty of things to do in Pigeon Forge this spring you won’t want to miss, so book your Pigeon Forge hotel room and start planning your getaway today.